Yearbook of Private International Law Volume XIII (2011), Edited by Andrea Bonomi, Gian Paolo Romano, Sellier, 2012
The current volume of the „Yearbook of Private International Law” includes three special sections: The first one is devoted to the recent European developments in the area of family law like the proposal on the matrimonial property régimes in its relation with other EU instruments, such as Brussels IIbis or Rome III. Another special section deals with the very hotly debated question of the treatment of and access to foreign law. The third one presents some recent reforms of national Private International Law systems. National reports and court decisions complete the book.
Recent highlights include:
– multiple nationalities in EU Private International Law
– the European Court of Human Rights and Private International Law
– parallel litigation in Europe and the US
– arbitration and the powers of English courts
– conflict of laws in emission trading
– res judicata effects of arbitral awards
Private Autonomy in Germany and Poland and in the Common European Sales Law, Edited by Tim Drygala, Bettina Heiderhoff, Marco Staake, Grzegorz Żmij, Sellier, 2012, 125 p.
Private autonomy is a fundamental principle of civil law – even more against the background of increasing Europeanization. How is this principle implemented in the Proposal for a Common European Sales Law (CESL), in German and in Polish Law? Read the informative proceedings of the international conference on „Private Autonomy in Germany, Poland and Europe” held at the University of Leipzig. The topics of the volume range from fundamental aspects, such as the term autonomy as a „legal axiom”, to specific issues like the freedom of contract in the CESL and the control of unfair contract terms in business to business transactions.
Reiner Schulze, Jules Stuyck (editors), Towards a European Contract Law, Sellier, 2011
In the decisive political stage of the preparations for an optional European contract law, this volume voices criticism and makes suggestions for improvements to the „Feasibility Study” that is to be the basis of a legislative initiative of the European Commission.
These proceedings of the conference „Towards a European Contract Law” held in June 2011 include the responses from renowned European academics, legal practitioners and political representatives to the Commissions’ preparatory work on an optional European contract law as well as the programmatic speech of Commissions’ Vice-president Viviane Reding.
The full text of the Feasibility Study for a Future Instrument in European Contract Law is reproduced in the annex to this volume.