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Cambridge Companions to Law : The Cambridge Companion to European Union Private Law - Professor Christian Twigg-Flesner

Cambridge Companions to Law

The Cambridge Companion to European Union Private Law


Published: 28th June 2010
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The emergence of EU Private Law as an independent legal discipline is one of the most significant developments in European legal scholarship in recent times. In this Companion, leading scholars provide a critical introduction to the subject's key areas, while offering original and thought-provoking comment on the field. In addition to several chapters on consumer law topics, the collection has individual chapters on commercial contracts, competition law, non-discrimination law, financial services and travel law. It also discusses the wider issues concerning EU Private Law, such as its historical evolution, the role of comparative law, language and terminology, as well as the implications of the Common Frame of Reference project. A useful 'scene-setting' introduction and further reading arranged thematically make this important publication the student's and scholar's first port of call when exploring the field.

'The very appearance of a publication of this sort is indeed a coming-of-age moment for a discipline whose existence was hard to fathom until the 1980s. ... Diligent readers will be rewarded by the richness of the resulting picture ...' EUSA Review
'The authors have provided a critical introduction to the key areas of European private law. In choosing the topics, finding the authors and editing the chapters, Twigg-Flesner has performed a great and important work. The chapters are well chosen, clear and well written. It is also an excellent textbook for students.' Ole Lando, Common Market Law Review
'The Companion pays close attention to many of the subject's key dimensions - from the historical (Heirbaut and Storme) and comparative (Smit) to conflict of laws (Muir-Watt) and competence (Weatherill), through a treatment of the role of language (Dannemann, Ferreri and Graziadei) and Directives (Johnston and Unberath), followed by an account of the role of the ECJ (Stuyck) and of various types of harmonisation instruments (Beale on the Draft Common Frame of Reference; Schulte-Noelke on optional instruments).' Leone Niglia, European Law Review

Introduction: key features of European Union Private Law (EUPL)
The historical evolution of European Private
European Private Law and the comparative method
The role of the conflict of laws in European Private Law
Competence and European Private Law
Language and terminology
European Private Law by directives: approach and challenges
The European Court of Justice as motor of Private Law
European Contract Law: the common frame of reference and beyond
The way forward in European consumer contract law: optional instrument instead of further deconstruction of national private laws
Commercial contracts and European Private Law Giuditta
European Tort Law - features of a diverse landscape
European Union Property Law
Information obligations and withdrawal rights
Travel law
Unfair contract terms
Unfair commercial practices and European Private Law
Consumer sales and associated guarantees
Product liability
The impact of the directive on self-employed commercial agents in EU law
EC Competition Law and European Private Law
Non-discrimination and European Private Law
Financial services in European Union private law
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ISBN: 9780521516174
ISBN-10: 052151617X
Series: Cambridge Companions to Law
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 382
Published: 28th June 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.73