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  • Beiträge zum ausländischen und internationalen Privatrecht

    BtrIPR 128JAN OSTER
    Kommunikationsdeliktsrecht. Eine transnationale Untersuchung am Beispiel des Ehrschutzes
    2019. XXII + 490 pages. BtrIPR 128.

     

    Why is there not just one single global law for cases of defamation in cross-border communication mediums such as the internet? Which courts are to be called on in such cases? And is it permissible to hold an intermediary instead of a content provider liable? Jan Oster examines these questions in light of German, English, and American law. more

  • Studien zum ausländischen und internationalen Privatrecht

    StudIPR 425STEPHAN GRÄF
    Drittbeziehungen und Drittschutz in den Europäischen Güterrechtsverordnungen
    2019. XXXIV + 531 pages. StudIPR 425.

     

    The disparities between the national rules on matrimonial property regimes and on the property consequences of registered partnerships have resulted in a strong need for the protection of third parties contracting with transnational couples. In the future these conflict of laws problems must be solved on the basis of the new Council Regulations (EU) 1103/2016 and 1104/2016. Stephan Gräf analyzes the element of the third party in these new rules, covering applicable law as well as jurisdiction. more

  • Studien zum ausländischen und internationalen Privatrecht

    StudIPR 420AZAR ALIYEV
    Konzessionen in Russland und Kasachstan. Vertragsrechtliche Aspekte
    2019. XXX + 389 pages. StudIPR 420.

     

    The attempts of Russia and Kazakhstan to establish an »island of stability« for complex, long-term infrastructure projects in an unstable legal environment are examined and compared in this book. Fundamental issues of civil, private and public administrative law are taken up and analysed in the context of concession contracts. more

  • Beiträge zum ausländischen und internationalen Privatrecht

    BtrIPR 129SUSANNE KALSS, HOLGER FLEISCHER, and HANS-UELI VOGT
    Der Staat als Aktionär. Neuntes deutsch-östereichisch-schweizerisches Symposium, Wien, 17. – 18. Mai 2018
    2019. XV + 212 pages. BtrIPR 129.

     

    State ownership of public and private companies plays an important role in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, and is something which often results in tensions between company law and public law requirements. The contributions in this conference volume shed light on problematic areas from a variety of perspectives. Dealing with the constitutional framework for such constellations, they address the duties of directors delegated by the State and discuss public corporate governance codes and the European Court of Justice case law on golden shares as well as the role of the state as a parent company in a group structure.more

  • Studien zum ausländischen und internationalen Privatrecht

    StudIPR 424ADRIAN HEMLER
    Die Methodik der „Eingriffsnorm“ im modernen Kollisionsrecht. Zugleich ein Beitrag zum Internationalen Öffentlichen Recht und zur Natur des ordre public
    2019. XXV + 315 pages. StudIPR 424.

     

    Adrian Hemler identifies the application of overriding mandatory provisions as a symptom of numerous fundamental uncertainties in the doctrine of private international law. He finds that the theory of overriding mandatory provisions obscures the fact that private international law needs further differentiation with conflict-of-law rules yet to be developed. Based on this, he reasons that the doctrine of the ordre public simply states the supremacy of constitutional law. more

  • Studien zum ausländischen und internationalen Privatrecht

    StudIPR 423MARC LENDERMANN
    Strafschadensersatz im internationalen Rechtsverkehr. Die Behandlung ausländischer punitive damages im deutsch-französischen Rechtsvergleich
    2019. XXII + 337 pages. StudIPR 423.

     

    The case law of the German and French supreme courts differs with regard to the enforcement of foreign judgments awarding punitive damages. Marc Lendermann examines the differences in the interpretation of the respective public policy of both countries and argues for a convergence in the treatment of foreign punitive damages. more

  • Studien zum ausländischen und internationalen Privatrecht

    StudIPR 422THOMAS HIMMER
    Das europäische Konzerninsolvenzrecht nach der reformierten EuInsVO
    2019. XXIV + 484 pages. StudIPR 422.

     

    The provisions on insolvency proceedings for members of a group of companies are a novelty in the reformed European Insolvency Regulation. The provisions are supposed to ensure the efficient administration of such proceedings. How these amendments actually measure up is examined and critically evaluated here in Thomas Himmer's study. more

  • Studien zum ausländischen und internationalen Privatrecht

    StudIPR 421NIKLAS BRÜGGEMANN
    Die Anerkennung prorogationswidriger Urteile im Europäischen und US-amerikanischen Zivilprozessrecht
    2019. XXV + 334 pages. StudIPR 421.

     

    Forum selection clauses are integral to achieving jurisdictional legal certainty within the EU. At the same time, judgments delivered by a forum derogatum enjoy recognition and enforcement in all member states. Niklas Brueggemann analyses the role of such clauses in the areas of jurisdiction, lis pendens as well as recognition and enforcement from a systematic, political, and comparative perspective. He proposes a new ground for refusal of recognition where a judgment is rendered in violation of a forum selection clause. more

  • Studien zum ausländischen und internationalen Privatrecht

    StudIPR 418INES ZANDER
    Irrtumsanfechtung und Sachmängelgewährleistung beim Kauf von Kunstwerken. Ein Rechtsvergleich des deutschen, französischen und englischen Rechts
    2019. XXIV + 264 pages. StudIPR 418.

     

    Record sums at international auctions on the one hand and scandals over fakes on the other – these are two extremes of art-world trading brought about by uncertainty over the authenticity of works of art and alterations to attributions. Ines Zander's comparative study throws light on the legal remedies available to buyers and sellers of works of art that turn out to be forgeries or whose authenticity is dubious. more

  • Studien zum ausländischen und internationalen Privatrecht

    StudIPR 414INSA STEPHANIE JARASS
    Privates Einheitsrecht
    2019. XXIIV + 290 pages. StudIPR 414.

     

    The author attempts to establish the concept of the »private uniform law«, based on the functional conditions of such law, as an independent dogmatic category that links certain facts of a case with specific legal consequences. The basis for this is an empirical analysis of English and German case law on selected non-state rules and regulations. more

  • Studien zum ausländischen und internationalen Privatrecht

    StudIPR 421NIKLAS BRÜGGEMANN
    Die Anerkennung prorogationswidriger Urteile im Europäischen und US-amerikanischen Zivilprozessrecht
    2019. XXV + 334 pages. StudIPR 421.

     

    Forum selection clauses are integral to achieving jurisdictional legal certainty within the EU. At the same time, judgments delivered by a forum derogatum enjoy recognition and enforcement in all member states. Niklas Brueggemann analyses the role of such clauses in the areas of jurisdiction, lis pendens as well as recognition and enforcement from a systematic, political, and comparative perspective. He proposes a new ground for refusal of recognition where a judgment is rendered in violation of a forum selection clause. more

  • Studien zum ausländischen und internationalen Privatrecht

    StudIPR 422THOMAS HIMMER
    Das europäische Konzerninsolvenzrecht nach der reformierten EuInsVO
    2019. XXIV + 484 pages. StudIPR 422.

     

    The provisions on insolvency proceedings for members of a group of companies are a novelty in the reformed European Insolvency Regulation. The provisions are supposed to ensure the efficient administration of such proceedings. How these amendments actually measure up is examined and critically evaluated here in Thomas Himmer's study. more

  • The Rabel Journal of Comparative and International Private Law

    RabelsZ Band 83, Heft 3

    Current Issue: Volume 83, Number 3, 2019

    With articles by: Thomas Lord of Cwmgiedd, Holger Fleischer/Konstantin Horn, Christian Peter Hille, Mark Makowsky, J.W.A. (Jan) Biemans/M.R. (Sits) Schreurs, and Marta Infantino/Eleni Zervogianni.

     

    Further contributions by: Gerhard Hohloch, Thomas Kadner Graziano, Jan Peter Schmidt, Bettina Heiderhoff, Dimitrios K. Stamatiadis, Dieter Martiny, Kurt Siehr, Wolfgang Faber, Stephan Hobe, and Peter Mankowski.

  • Studien zum ausländischen und internationalen Privatrecht

    StudIPR 419JONAS CHRISTIAN GRÖNING
    Gesellschafter- und Geschäftsleiterhaftung im internationalen Zivilverfahrensrecht. Zur internationalen Zuständigkeit nach Brüssel Ia-VO und EuInsVO
    2019. XX + 247 pages. StudIPR 419.

     

    What are the norms for international jurisdiction when it comes to legal actions against shareholders and managing directors? With an eye on claims made under German law, Jonas Christian Gröning deals with this question in the field of the European Union's international civil procedure law. more

  • German Journal of Chinese Law

    ZChinR, Bd. 26, Nr. 1, 2019Current Issue: Vol. 26, No. 1 (2019)

    With articles by:

    Franz Jürgen Säcker, Yuanshi BU, Andreas Engert, Shuanggen ZHANG, Claudia Schubert, Jieyu FENG, Hongliang WANG, Jan Lieder/Philipp Pordzik, Jian HE, Phillip Hellwege, Jiayuan ZHUANG, Jan von Hein, and Xiaozhe ZHU.

  • Journal of Japanese Law

    ZJapanR Bd. 24, Nr. 47Current Issue: Vol. 24, No. 47 (2019)

    With articles by:

    Keiji Aoyama, Takayuki Kozu, Tetsuya Watanabe, Yumi Nishiyama, John Buchanan/Dominic H. Chai/Simon Deakin, James Claxton/Luke Nottage/Nobumichi Teramura, Shuya Hayashi, Julian Hinz, Peter Kirby, Oliver Remien, and Kunihiro Nakata.

     

    Further contributions by: 

    Keiko Ishikawa/Tobias Schiebe, Gabriele Koziol, Carsten Griebeler, Harald Baum, Izumi Kurita, and Moritz Bälz.

  • Studien zum ausländischen und internationalen Privatrecht

    StudIPR 417SEBASTIAN GÖßLING
    Europäisches Kollisionsrecht und internationale Schiedsgerichtsbarkeit. Die Bedeutung der Rom I-Verordnung bei der Bestimmung des anwendbaren materiellen Rechts durch internationale Handelsschiedsgerichte mit Sitz in der EU
    2019. XX + 250 pages. StudIPR 417.

     

    International commercial arbitration is regularly the subject of controversial debates. In this context Sebastian Gößling analyses to what extent arbitral tribunals fall into the scope of application of the European conflict of laws rules as well as the consequences this would have for the legal practice and a further integration of international commercial arbitration within the European Union. more

  • Studien zum ausländischen und internationalen Privatrecht

    StudIPR 413ANDREA ISSAD
    Islamisch inspirierte Testamente. Ein Beitrag zur Inhaltskontrolle von Verfügungen von Todes wegen
    2019. XV + 140 pages. StudIPR 413.

     

    How should German civil law deal with a will written by a Muslim testator which follows the traditional sharia law of inheritance? Andrea Issad's study examines the scope of testation and its limits under German law, contributing both to current discussions on the treatment of Islam and Muslims in Germany as well as personal autonomy in cases of death and the balance of freedom and equality in private law generally. more

  • Studien zum ausländischen und internationalen Privatrecht

    StudIPR 416BJÖRN CENTNER
    Iura novit curia in internationalen Schiedsverfahren. Eine historisch-rechtsvergleichende Studie zu den Grundlagen der Rechtsermittlung
    2019. XXII + 391 pages. StudIPR 416.

     

    »Iura novit curia« is not only a rhyme, but also a mystery. Its significance and scope are an unsolved problem in international arbitration proceedings. This makes it necessary to deal with the historical and comparative foundations of determining the content of the applicable law. more

  • Studien zum ausländischen und internationalen Privatrecht

    StudIPR 415FABIAN LAURENT SCHIRMER
    Die Selbstbindung des Erblassers im deutschen und französischen Recht
    2019. XIV + 263 pages. StudIPR 415.

     

    From the donatio mortis causa of Roman law to the codifications of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, the self-commitment of the testator is still a challenge for legal systems in continental Europe, particularly because the testator is bound by legal transactions, whether dead or alive. Fabian Laurent Schirmer investigates parallels in the private autonomy of German and French inheritance law and finds some remarkable similarities. more

  • Beiträge zum ausländischen und internationalen Privatrecht

    BtrIPR 127EUGENIA KURZYNSKY-SINGER and RAINER KULMS
    Ukrainian Private Law and the European Area of Justice
    2019. XI + 321 pages. BtrIPR 127.

     

    The present collection of essays addresses the development of Ukrainian private law in the course of its ongoing Europeanization. This process is determined by the Association Agreement between the EU and Ukraine, which was concluded in 2014 and obliges Ukraine to implement a diverse number of European legal acts in its national legal system, aiming to achieve the economic integration of Ukraine into the EU internal market. more

  • Studien zum ausländischen und internationalen Privatrecht

    StudIPR 412MARLENE BROSCH
    Rechtswahl und Gerichtsstandsvereinbarung im internationalen Familien- und Erbrecht der EU
    2019. XXI + 272 pages. StudIPR 412.

     

    To what extent are parties free to choose which law is applicable and which court competent under the EU's regulations on international family and succession law? Marlene Brosch undertakes a comprehensive analysis of the options available, discussing reform proposals that could lead to a more coherent system. more

  • Studien zum ausländischen und internationalen Privatrecht

    StudIPR 411LUKAS KÄMPER
    Forderungsbegriff und Zession. Geschichte und Dogmatik der Abtretung in Frankreich und Deutschland
    2019. XXI + 272 pages. StudIPR 411.

     

    What principles should a modern law of assignment be based on? Lukas Kämper studies how the concept of the claim and the principles governing the law of assignment are doctrinally linked from a historical and comparative perspective in order to subject today's French and German law to a critical analysis. more

  • Beiträge zum ausländischen und internationalen Privatrecht

    BtrIPR 126EUGENIA KURZYNSKY-SINGER
    Transformation der russischen Eigentumsordnung. Eine vergleichende Analyse aus der Sicht des deutschen Rechts
    2019. XXVII + 470 pages. BtrIPR 126.

     

    Eugenia Kurzynsky-Singer examines how the notion of property has developed in Russian law from a comparative point of view. Analysing the continuity of Russian legal thinking from the Tsarist Empire to the current day, she is able to trace its impact on modern property law. more

  • Beiträge zum ausländischen und internationalen Privatrecht

    BtrIPR 125STEPHAN WAGNER
    Interzession naher Angehöriger. Eine Untersuchung in historischer und vergleichender Perspektive
    2018. XX + 639 pages. BtrIPR 125.

     

    The creation of securities of credit (so-called intercessio) by close relatives imposes a difficult task on every legal system. Stephan Wagner's study analyses the development of the corresponding legal institutions in Continental and English law from a historical and comparative perspective. more

  • Studien zum ausländischen und internationalen Privatrecht

    StudIPR 410LYDIA BEIL
    Personale Differenzierung im Kaufrecht. Rechtsvergleichende Studie unter Einbeziehung deutscher und französischer Regelungen und internationaler Regelwerke (CISG, UNIDROIT PICC, CESL, CFR)
    2018. XXVII + 337 pages. StudIPR 410.

     

    Is a special sales law needed for consumer or business contracts? The current legal situation is paradoxical and incomprehensible for users. Lydia Beil compares German, French, and international rules, applying the economic analysis of law approach to show which personal distinctions urgently need to be removed. By so doing, she also contributes to the discussion about a future harmonised European sales law instrument. more

  • Studien zum ausländischen und internationalen Privatrecht

    StudIPR 409SEBASTIAN ROSENTRITT
    Die Gefahrtragung im europäischen und internationalen Kaufrecht. CISG, INCO-Terms, Vorschlag für ein Gemeinsames Europäisches Kaufrecht, Verbraucherrechterichtlinie und deutsches Recht in vergleichender Perspektive
    2018. XXIII + 343 pages. StudIPR 409.

     

    Who bears the economic risk of accidental loss or damage of goods once a sales contract has been concluded? Can the buyer still demand delivery and must they pay the purchase price? Sebastian Rosentritt pursues these classic law of obligations questions from a comparative perspective and by taking international trade practice into consideration. more

  • Beiträge zum ausländischen und internationalen Privatrecht

    BtrIPR 124Edited by ANATOL DUTTA and CHRISTIAN HEINZE on Behalf of His Students
    »Mehr Freiheit wagen« – Beiträge zur Emeritierung von Jürgen Basedow
    2018. XXV + 483 pages. BtrIPR 124.

     

    The present volume includes contributions from adherents of the »Basedow School« on the topics of private law, insurance law, labour law, commercial law, conflict of laws, procedural law and the foundations of law and comparative law. more

  • Studien zum ausländischen und internationalen Privatrecht

    StudIPR 408ANJA SOPHIA SCHWEMMER
    Anknüpfungsprinzipien im Europäischen Kollisionsrecht. Integrationspolitische Zielsetzungen und das Prinzip der engsten Verbindung
    2018. XXII + 252 pages. StudIPR 408.

     

    The harmonisation of European conflict of laws legislation calls for a new approach in choosing connecting factors. Anja Sophia Schwemmer investigates how far the classic principle of closest connection is being superimposed or even crowded out by integration policy objectives in the course of creating a European international private law. more

  • Studien zum ausländischen und internationalen Privatrecht

    StudIPR 405LEONIE-PASCALE NEU
    Der Trust im italienischen Recht. Eine rechtsvergleichende Untersuchung vor dem Hintergrund des Haager Trust-Übereinkommens
    2018. XXVIII + 384 pages. StudIPR 405.

     

    Trusts are an ancient legal construct that were used as long ago as the crusades by knights to organise their financial affairs and secure provision for their families. To this day, the trust has retained (and further expanded) its key position in common law systems. In civil law jurisdictions on the other hand, material reservations still abound as to the use of trusts. By taking Italian law as an example, Leonie Neu shows that this doubt is unjustified and that trusts, with minor adaptations, can play a meaningful role. more

  • Materialien zum ausländischen und internationalen Privatrecht

    MatIPR 55KNUT BENJAMIN PIßLER (ed.)
    Handbuch des chinesischen Zivilprozessrechts. Analyse und Materialien 
    2018, XXXII + 869 pages. MatIPR 55.

     

    The present work is the first German-language publication to comprehensively detail the law of civil procedure in the People's Republic of China. The contributions address not only the applicable legislation but also relevant judicial interpretations issued by the Supreme People's Court and lower court decisions. more

  • Gutachten zum internationalen und ausländischen Privatrecht

    IPG 2012-2014JÜRGEN BASEDOW, STEPHAN LORENZ, and HEINZ-PETER MANSEL (eds.)

    2018. IX + 815 pages.

     

    The Annual Volume 2012-2014 contains a representative selection of more than 45 expert reports authored by specialized university departments and the Max Planck Institute Hamburg on nearly 35 legal systems. The reports consider many of the questions that typically arise in legal practice in terms of foreign and international private law. Covered topics include family and succession law as well as the law of obligations, property law, company law, insolvency law and procedural law. more

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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