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2018
The Rabel Journal of Comparative and International Private Law

RabelsZ-Ausgabe

Current Issue: Vol. 82, Number 1, 2018

With articles by:

Katharina Boele-Woelki, Stephan Dusil, and Jürgen Samtleben.

 

Further contributions by:

Jürgen Samtleben, Erik Jayme, Dorothee Einsele, Patrick C. Leyens, Florian Bien, Christian Brand, Gerhard Dannemann, Dirk Looschelders, Konrad Duden, Jan Peter Schmidt, Harald Baum, Christian von Bar, and Lena-Maria Möller.

2017
Studien zum ausländischen und internationalen Privatrecht

Schiedsgericht und GeneralklauselCARSTEN KERN
Schiedsgericht und Generalklausel. Zur Konkretisierung des Gebots des fair and equitable treatment in der internationalen Investitionsschiedsgerichtsbarkeit
2017. XXII + 443 pages. StudIPR 394.

 

The obligation to accord fair and equitable treatment to foreign investments is central to international investment law. It plays a central role in most investor-State arbitrations. Carsten Kern examines the content of the fair and equitable treatment standard and provides a methodological framework for its concretisation. more

Studien zum ausländischen und internationalen Privatrecht

StudIPR 393MARTIN FLOHR
Rechtsdogmatik in England
2017. XIII + 342 pages. StudIPR 393.

 

In recent years, new strands of thinking have emerged in English private law scholarship which seek to reveal an intelligible order in the law and to revise the boundaries of accepted legal categories. more

Studien zum ausländischen und internationalen Privatrecht

StudIPR 392DENISE WIEDEMANN
Vollstreckbarkeit. Entwicklung, Wirkungserstreckung und Qualifikation im System Brüssel Ia
2017. XXVII + 348 pages. StudIPR 392.

 

The recast Brussels Regulation sets a milestone in cross-border enforcement of civil judgments within the EU because it abolishes the intermediate exequatur procedure. The direct cross-border enforcement brings the law of the state of origin, that of the enforcing state, and European Union law together. Denise Wiedemann explores which law applies to the varying issues that arise during the enforcement procedure. more

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StudIPR 390TILL GÖCKLER
Angstfaktor und unlautere Handelspraktiken. Eine Untersuchung anlässlich des Grünbuchs der Europäischen Kommission über unlautere Handelspraktiken in der b2b-Lieferkette
2017. XXII + 371 pages. StudIPR 390.

 

Till Göckler illustrates the regulatory framework in Germany that aims to protect small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) from unfair trading practices imposed by contracting parties. He shows that, despite SME-supporting regulations, there remains room for improvement in the legal enforcement of that legislation. more

Studien zum ausländischen und internationalen Privatrecht

StudIPR 389FRANZISKA KÜHN
PartGmbB und UK-LLP als hybride Gesellschaftsformen. Eine rechtsvergleichende Würdigung der Haftungsrisiken im Innen- und Außenverhältnis, des Gründungs- und Umstrukturierungsaufwands sowie der steuerlichen Belastung im Inland
2017. XXV + 327 pages. StudIPR 389.

 

Current competition in the choice of legal forms within the European Union challenges the national legislator to meet the practical demands for appropriate legal vehicles. Does the German PartGmbB offer the self-employed a model able to successfully compete with the UK LLP? more

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StudIPR 388PHILIPP WEBER
Gleichgeschlechtliche Elternschaft im Internationalen Privatrecht
2017. XX + 256 pages. StudIPR 388.

 

In an increasing number of foreign jurisdictions, same-sex parenthood is possible through the recognition of a second woman besides the birth mother or through surrogacy arrangements. Philipp Weber examines the legal consequences such parenthood models have in Germany. more

Studien zum ausländischen und internationalen Privatrecht

StudIPR 387MARTIN SCHRÖDER
Der Unternehmerregress beim Verbrauchsgüterkauf im Falle von grenzüberschreitenden Handelskäufen. Eine rechtsvergleichende und kollisionsrechtliche Betrachtung unter Berücksichtigung des deutschen und österreichischen Rechts sowie des UN-Kaufrechts, des DCFR und des Vorschlags für ein GEK
2017. XXII + 347 pages. StudIPR 387.

 

Everyday business in today's economic marketplace would be unimaginable without the supply chains linking producers, distributors and final sellers. But there is potential legal risk at each stage, particularly when the chain's last link has sold something to a consumer. Martin Schröder examines the final suppliers' right of redress in German and Austrian law, looking at how EU and UN directives deal with it and what solutions international private law has to offer. more

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StudIPR 385SÖREN SEGGER
Der Amicus Curiae im Internationalen Wirtschaftsrecht. Eine rechtsvergleichende Untersuchung des U.S.-amerikanischen, deutschen, europäischen, Welthandels- und Investitionsschutzrechts sowie der Principles of Transnational Civil Procedure
2017. XXX + 584 pages. StudIPR 385.

 

The legal entity of amicus curiae allows information to be presented in court by an impartial person without party affiliation. Questions of procedure arising from this chiefly American practice are the special focus of Sören Segger's broad-based comparative analysis, which also considers an incorporation of the amicus in German and European laws. more

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StudIPR 382BETTINA RENTSCH
Der gewöhnliche Aufenthalt im System des Europäischen Kollisionsrechts
2017. XXXII + 465 pages. StudIPR 382.

 

The importance of habitual residence in European conflict of laws has increased, as have controversies on its use. Bettina Rentsch re-frames the ongoing academic debate with a focus on the relationship between habitual residence and party autonomy. more

Journal of Japanese Law

ZJapanRCurrent Issue: Vol. 22, No. 44 (2017)

With articles by:

Souichirou Kozuka, Satoshi Nakaide, Yoshinori Shimamoto, Harald Baum/Hideki Kanda, Mika Aotake/Gabriele Koziol, Tomoaki Kurishima, Ulrich Kirchhoff/Tobias Schiebe, and Kazushige Doi.

 

Further contributions by: 

Gabriele Koziol, Atsuhiro Furuta, James C. Fisher, Knut B. Pißler, Harald Baum, Katharina Doll, and Judith Janna Märtens/Ulf Märtens.

German Journal of Chinese Law

ZChinRCurrent Issue: Vol. 24, No. 3 (2017)

With articles by:

Yuanshi Bu and Madeleine Martinek.

 

Further contributions by: 

Nils Klages/Peter Leibküchler/Knut Benjamin Pißlelr, Sarah Wersborg, Eilin Schmidt, and Joachim Glatter.

Studien zum ausländischen und internationalen Privatrecht

Die Preisbindung der zweiten HandMAREIKE WALTER
Die Preisbindung der zweiten Hand. Eine Neubewertung im Licht der ökonomischen Analyse und des US-amerikanischen, europäischen, deutschen und schweizerischen Kartellrechts
2017. XXV + 399 pages. StudIPR 386.

 

Retracing legal developments after the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Leegin of 2007, Mareike Walter examines the approach to resale price maintenance within the U.S. and European frameworks. She especially evaluates contemporary economic analysis and implications of the Internet to pursue a fresh assessment of antitrust policy towards vertical price fixing and related practices. more

Studien zum ausländischen und internationalen Privatrecht

Geltungserhaltende ReduktionALESSIA DEDUAL
Geltungserhaltende Reduktion. Richterliche Ersatzregelbildung im schweizerischen Vertragsrecht
2017. XX + 313 pages. StudIPR 381.

 

Alessia Dedual investigates the law of so-called partial retention, which describes the reduction of illegal contract provisions to a legally-permitted core. Judicial interventions remedying illegal clauses are thus the focal point of this important study, and are approached through a combination of economic theory and dogmatic analyses. The resulting new and innovative solutions proposed could have a lasting influence on continental European, and particularly Swiss, jurisdiction in the field. more

Studien zum ausländischen und internationalen Privatrecht

Arthur T. von Mehren und das intern. ZivilverfahreINA VEDIE
Arthur T. von Mehren und das internationale Zivilverfahrensrecht im transatlantischen Dialog
2017. XXVI + 417 pages. StudIPR 383.

 

Ina Vedie brings the teachings of the American legal scholar Arthur Taylor von Mehren (1922–2006) to the centre of transatlantic comparative law's attention in this volume. She investigates questions of jurisdictional responsibility, cross-border process coordination, and judgment recognition. The influence von Mehren had on the work of the Hague Conference for International Private Law is analysed in the light of the current Judgements Project. more

The Rabel Journal of Comparative and International Private Law

RabelsZ-Ausgabe

Current Issue: Vol. 81, Number 4, 2017

With articles by:

Marc-Philippe Weller, Dorothee Einsele, Hannes Wais, and Johan Meeusen/Fieke van Overbeeke/Lore Verhaert.

 

Further contributions by:

Martin Illmer, Björn Steinrötter, Christian Berger, Tiago Ramalho, Rolf H. Weber, Moritz Bälz, Sonja Meier, Regina E. Aebi-Müller, Angelika Siehr, Christoph U. Schmid, Kurt Siehr, and Eike Götz Hosemann.

Studien zum ausländischen und internationalen Privatrecht

StudIPR 384SARAH WOYCIECHOWSKI
Haftungsgrenzen im französischen Deliktsrecht. Zur Reichweite der deliktischen Generalklausel in Art. 1382f. Code civil
2017. XXII + 382 pages. StudIPR 384.

 

The question of adequately formulating the scope of protection is one of the unsolved fundamental problems of European tort law. The German model of the “three small clauses” stands in contrast to the general clause of the French Civil Code's Art. 1382, which does not require rights to be infringed or property to be damaged. Was the open formulation of the protection a defining characteristic of French law right from the start, or was it rather a result of the way the general clause was handled? more

Die deutsche Rechtsprechung auf dem Gebiete des Internationalen Privatrechts

2015im Jahre 2015
Edited by
RAINER KULMS

2017. XXII + 848 pages.

 

This volume contains all 2015 German court cases on private international law and international procedural law (including references and indices). more

Studien zum ausländischen und internationalen Privatrecht

Die Haftung für culpa in contrahendo in Polen...MALGORZATA WOJTAS
Die Haftung für culpa in contrahendo in Polen und in Deutschland. Eine Analyse im Kontext des europäischen und internationalen Privatrechts
2017. XXIV + 320 pages. StudIPR 380.

 

The author dissects the legal differences between the German and Polish legal regulation of precontractual liability (culpa in contrahendo) and examines possible solutions for avoiding the negative consequences of the established national regulatory differences in cross-border business transactions. more

Beiträge zum ausländischen und internationalen Privatrecht

Schadensersatz im UnionsprivatrechtCHRISTIAN HEINZE
Schadensersatz im Unionsprivatrecht. Eine Studie zu Effektivität und Durchsetzung des Europäischen Privatrechts am Beispiel des Haftungsrechts

2017. XXV + 700 pages. BtrIPR 119.

 

What are the consequences for a damages claim if the right which has been violated is based on European and not national law? This question is addressed by Christian Heinze, taking the fields of competition law, consumer law, product liability law and travel and transport law as examples. more

The Rabel Journal of Comparative and International Private Law

RabelsZ-Ausgabe

Current Issue: Vol. 81, Number 3, 2017

With articles by:

Holger Fleischer, Anatol Dutta, Matteo Fornasier, Wolfgang Hau, Holger Fleischer/Sebastian Bong/Sofie Cools, and Stefan Reuter.

 

Further contributions by:

Gunther Kühne, Peter Winkler von Mohrenfels, Christoph Althammer, Alexander Bruns, Dieter Martiny, Jan Asmus Bischoff, Gerhard Hohloch, Elena Gomes, Nataša Hadžimanović, Stefan Pürner, and Erich Schanze.

Studien zum ausländischen und internationalen Privatrecht

StudIPR 379SOPHIE-ISABELLE HORST
Das Spannungsverhältnis zwischen Schiedsrichter und Parteivertreter in der internationalen Schiedsgerichtsbarkeit. Insbesondere unter den IBA Guidelines on Party Representation in International Arbitration
2017. XXII + 299 pages. StudIPR 379.

 

Arbitrators and counsel both play a crucial role in international arbitration. Sophie-Isabelle Horst examines conflicts of interest between them with regard to the challenge of arbitrators, the parties' responsibility to avoid conflicts and counsel disqualification. more

German Journal of Chinese Law

ZChinRCurrent Issue: Vol. 24, No. 2 (2017)

With articles by:

Xianzhong SUN, Stefanie Tetz, Joachim Glatter, Jörg-Michael Scheil, Sabine Stricker-Kellerer, and Andreas Lauffs.

 

Further contributions by: 

Knut Benjammin Pißler and Knut Benjammin Pißler/Benjamin Julius Groth.

Studien zum ausländischen und internationalen Privatrecht

StudIPR378JACQUELINE PÄSSLER
Das Gebot zur Führung des Rechtsformzusatzes im Kapitalgesellschaftsrecht. Verstoßfolgen und kollisionsrechtliche Anknüpfung
2017. XXV + 192 pages. StudIPR 378.

 

In her two-step analysis, Jacqueline Päßler first assesses how German private law reacts to legal form deceptions when limited companies are set up, and then goes on to examine whether these mechanisms can be applied to foreign – and especially European – companies under conflict of laws rules. more

Studien zum ausländischen und internationalen Privatrecht

StudIPR377SARAH SAMMECK
Die internationale Produkthaftung nach Inkrafttreten der Rom II-VO im Vergleich zu der Rechtslage in den USA
2017. XXIII + 218 pages. StudIPR 377.

 

Sarah Sammeck examines whether the strict hierarchical order of connecting factors in Article 5 or the more flexible conflict of law rules in New York and in Louisiana provide for the right balance between legal certainty and predictability on the one hand, and the need for flexibility and equity on the other. more

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StudIPR374NICOLA HOISCHEN
Die Vermögensauseinandersetzung nichtehelicher Lebensgemeinschaften in Deutschland und Frankreich. Eine rechtsvergleichende Analyse mit abgrenzender Betrachtung der Vermögensauseinandersetzung von Ehen und registrierten Partnerschaften
2017. XX + 323 pages. StudIPR 374.

 

Nicola Hoischen compares what happens to property when a non-marital relationship ends in Germany and France. She also examines whether a registered partnership similar to the increasingly popular French “Pacte civil de Solidarité” should be introduced in Germany. more

The Rabel Journal of Comparative and International Private Law

RabelsZ-Ausgabe

Current Issue: Vol. 81, Number 2, 2017

With articles by:

Wolf-Georg Ringe, Holger Fleischer/Peter Agstner, Frederick Rieländer, and Corjo Jansen.

 

Further contributions by:

Michael Bogdan, Dieter Martiny, Gralf-Peter Calliess, Peter Hay, Gunther Kühne, Axel Flessner, Matteo Fornasier, Anton Geier, Christoph Teichmann, Alexander Trunk, Jan Peter Schmidt, Karl August Prinz, and Giesela Rühl.

Journal of Japanese Law

ZJapanRCurrent Issue: Vol. 22, No. 43 (2017)

With articles by:

Souichirou Kozuka, Yuko Nishitani, Gabriele Koziol, J. Mark Ramseyer, Lars Markert, Teppei Ono, Andrew R. J. Watson, Ioan Trifu, and Yasuhiro Okuda/Yukinori Udagawa.

 

Further contributions by: 

Dan Tidten, Atsuhiro Furuta, Andrew R. J. Watson, Harald Baum, Gabriele Koziol, and Anna Katharina Klasen/Michael Pfeifer.

German Journal of Chinese Law

ZChinRCurrent Issue: Vol. 24, No. 1 (2017)

With articles by:

Oliver Weber and Yuanshi BU.

 

Further contributions by: 

Christian H. Jahn/Yue Siebel, and Sarah Wersborg.

Studien zum ausländischen und internationalen Privatrecht

StudIPR376JONAS WÄSCHLE
Die internationale Zuständigkeit für Schadensersatzklagen gegen Weltkartelle. Koordination der Gerichtspflichtigkeit in Europa und den USA
2017. XX + 268 pages. StudIPR 376.

 

To which courts can parties wronged by globally active cartels bring their claims for compensation? Jonas Wäschle examines this topical question with reference to German and US laws, and in addition explores if it might be possible to coordinate the exercising of jurisdiction in the two systems. more

Studien zum ausländischen und internationalen Privatrecht

ParteiautonomieTHOMAS RICHTER
Parteiautonomie im Internationalen Immaterialgüterrecht Eine rechtsvergleichende Untersuchung de lege lata und de lege ferenda
2017. XXXIV + 430 pages. StudIPR 375.

 

To what extent can parties choose the applicable law relating to intellectual property rights such as trademarks, patents and copyrights? Thomas Richter analyzes the admissibility and the scope of a choice of law with regard to intellectual property rights infringements and contracts under the international private law rules of the EU, the US and Switzerland. more

Studien zum ausländischen und internationalen Privatrecht

Schadensersatz wegen der Verletzung [...]JENNIFER ANTOMO
Schadensersatz wegen der Verletzung einer internationalen Gerichtsstandsvereinbarung? Eine Untersuchung von Schadensersatz- und anderen materiellrechtlichen Erstattungsansprüchen wegen der Missachtung einer internationalen Gerichtsstandsvereinbarung
2017. XXXVI + 719 pages. StudIPR 373.

 

Jennifer Antomo examines if it would be possible to claim damages for breaches of international choice of court agreements. She analyses relevant foreign case law, and discusses the topic's dogmatic and political aspects from the German courts' perspective. She then goes on to explore the differences arising from the application of the Hague Convention on Choice of Court Agreements and the revised Brussels I Regulation. more

Studien zum ausländischen und internationalen Privatrecht

Versprechen und ZufallSUSANNE ZWIRLEIN
Versprechen und Zufall. Eine historisch-vergleichende Studie zur Gefahrtragung beim Kauf beweglicher Sachen im englischen und deutschen Recht
2017. XIII + 331 pages. StudIPR 372.

 

What happens to a sales contract when the goods for sale perish before the performance is completed? This question raises the fundamental problem of the binding effect of promises. The study offers an analysis of the answers to this problem in English and German law from the Middle Ages until the present day. more

Studien zum ausländischen und internationalen Privatrecht

Die Parteiautonomie im chinesischen ...PETER LEIBKUECHLER
Die Parteiautonomie im chinesischen internationalen Privatrecht. Das Recht der Volksrepublik China im Lichte eines Vergleichs mit deutschem und europäischem Kollisionsrecht
2017. XXIV + 292 pages. StudIPR 371.

 

Every private international dispute poses the important question of which law to apply. In 2010, the People's Republic of China enacted legislation allowing parties involved the freedom to choose for themselves. Peter Leibküchler offers an analysis of this development in statutory law, literature and state jurisdiction. more

Studien zum ausländischen und internationalen Privatrecht

Die Bestimmung des anwendbaren RechtsBERIT GEUENICH
Die Bestimmung des anwendbaren Rechts im Falle der internationalprivatrechtlichen Verweisung auf einen territorialen Mehrrechtsstaat. Rechtsvergleich, Haager Übereinkommen, Art. 4 Abs. 3 EGBGB, Europäisches IPR
2017. XXXIV + 487 pages. StudIPR 370.

 

In the case of a legal dispute with an international dimension and a link to a territorial multi-unit state, how can a single territorial unit be determined whose law is to be applied? By considering the historical origins of this issue in jurisprudence and examining the development of provisions in the Hague Conventions, [...] more

Studien zum ausländischen und internationalen Privatrecht

Erwerb mit Mitteln der ErbschaftDOMINIK RUSSMANN
Erwerb mit Mitteln der Erbschaft. Die rechtsgeschäftliche dingliche Surrogation gemäß §§ 2019 I, 2111 I 1 BGB vor dem Hintergrund des »tracing« im englischen Recht
2017. XX + 377 pages. StudIPR 369.

 

A functioning law of real subrogation has to be able to identify substitute assets even under complex conditions. With the help of English tracing law, Dominik Rußmann develops identification rules for ss. 2019 (1), 2111 (1) of the German Civil Code. The author focuses on issues of property and succession law and how these are tied up with insolvency law. He offers new solutions for a host of problematic and disputed situations. more

Studien zum ausländischen und internationalen Privatrecht

Alternative Initial Public Offering ModelsAXEL MOELLER
Alternative Initial Public Offering Models. The Law and Economics Pertaining of Shell Company Listings on German Capital Markets
2016. XIX + 112 pages. StudIPR 368.

 

The continuous search for improved methods of public equity financing has resulted in the derivation of alternative models for listing companies on stock exchanges. Axel Moeller seeks to answer the questions pertaining to the practical implementation of such models in Germany from a law and economics perspective. more

Studien zum ausländischen und internationalen Privatrecht

Die Haftung von RatingagenturenSTEFANIE SEIBOLD
Die Haftung von Ratingagenturen nach deutschem, französischem, englischem und europäischem Recht
2016. XXI + 240 pages. StudIPR 367.

 

Ratings significantly determine finance terms for issuers and conditions for investors in capital markets. Should these prove incorrect, those involved can suffer significant financial damage. Stefanie Seibold addresses the question of if and, if applicable, under which circumstances credit rating agencies can be held liable. more

The Rabel Journal of Comparative and International Private Law

RabelsZ-Ausgabe

Current Issue: Vol. 81, Number 1, 2017

With articles by:

Jürgen Basedow, Ulrich G. Schroeter, Stefan Huber, Andreas Maurer, and Alexander Peukert.

 

Further contributions by:

Ulrich Spellenberg, Axel Flessner, Dieter Martiny, Dagmar Coester-Waltjen, Laura Carballo Piñeiro, Volker Emmerich, Aleksander Grebieniow, Andreas Botthof, Anatol Dutta, Jürgen Samtleben, and Hans-Georg Ebert.

German Journal of Chinese Law

ZChinRCurrent Issue: Vol. 23, No. 4 (2016)

With articles by:

Christian H. Jahn/Yue Siebel, Su JIANG und Uwe Blaurock.

 

Further contributions by: 

Christian H. Jahn/Yue Siebel und Sarah Wersborg.

Studien zum ausländischen und internationalen Privatrecht

Schadensversicherung im ukrainischen RechtNAZAR PANYCH
Schadensversicherung im ukrainischen Recht
2016. XVII + 354 pages. StudIPR 363.

 

Private insurance, including damage policies, is a growing and important part of the Ukrainian economy. However, interested scholars and practitioners are confronted by a special law standardised in three statue books and in need of reform. Nazar Panych systematically analyses Ukrainian indemnity insurance principles and offers theoretical and practical reform suggestions. more

Max Planck Private Law Research Paper Series

Research Paper SeriesCurrent eJournal: Vol. 6, No. 9: Dec 22, 2016


With articles by:

Jürgen Samtleben, Samuel Fulli-Lemaire und Brooke Adele Marshall.

Studien zum ausländischen und internationalen Privatrecht

Gutgläubiger Erwerb und Ersitzung von Kunst...JULIANE SCHELLERER
Gutgläubiger Erwerb und Ersitzung von Kunstgegenständen. BGB, Kunsthandel, Europäisches Privatrecht
2016. XVIII + 198 pages. StudIPR 362.

 

How much dilligence is required when acquiring works of fine art and cultural objects? Juliane Schellerer explores the question of acquisitions made in good faith from a non-entitled seller, taking into account art trade practice and cases dealt with as well as the suggestions of the Draft Common Frame of Reference for a European property law. more

Journal of Japanese Law

ZJapanRCurrent Issue: Vol. 21, No. 42 (2016)

With articles by:

Stacey Steele/Aya Haruyama, Luke Nottage, Tomoaki Kurishima, Yasuhiro Okuda, Atsushi Takada, Erik Herber, Zina Teoh, Chiara Gallese, Andrew R. J. Watson, Steven Van Uytsel, Shuya Hayashi, Časlav Pejović and Takashi Yonezu.

 

Further contributions by: 

Atsuhiro Furuta, Marc Dernauer, Takuma Naka, Moritz Bälz, Ruth Effinowicz, Kevin Merkel and Sebastian Beckerle.

Max Planck Private Law Research Paper Series

Research Paper SeriesCurrent eJournal: Vol. 6, No. 8: Dec 14, 2016


With articles by:

Jürgen Basedow and Klaus J. Hopt/Markus Roth.

Studien zum ausländischen und internationalen Privatrecht

Anerkennung und Vollstreckung drittstaatlicher ...HELENA CHARLOTTE LAUGWITZ
Die Anerkennung und Vollstreckung drittstaatlicher Entscheidungen in Zivil- und Handelssachen. Rechts­verglei­chende Betrachtung und europäische Regelungsoptionen
2016. XXV + 531 pages. StudIPR 365.

 

While the recognition and enforcement of European judgments were unified by the Brussels I Regulation and the Lugano Convention, the recognition of third states' judgments is still subject to a complex system of national laws and international conventions. Against this backdrop, Helena Laugwitz examines the systems established by German, English and French law and develops approaches for future provisions on a European level. more

Max Planck Private Law Research Paper Series

Research Paper SeriesCurrent eJournal: Vol. 6, No. 7: Dec 7, 2016


With articles by:

Jürgen Basedow and Reinhard Zimmermann.

German Journal of Chinese Law

ZChinRCurrent Issue: Vol. 23, No. 3 (2016)

With articles by:

Chi-Chou YEH, Frank Diedrich/Hang ZHANG, Juan YANG und Deqian Yaoyi CHEN.

 

Further contributions by: 

Frank Diedrich/Hang ZHANG , Marco Otten und Wolfgang Däubler.

Studien zum ausländischen und internationalen Privatrecht

Europäisierung des ReisevertragsrechtsAGNIESZKA CHAMBELLAN
Europäisierung des Reisevertragsrechts. Die Mängelrechte des Reisenden im deutsch-polnischen Rechtsvergleich
2016. XX + 216 pages. StudIPR 366.

 

International package tours are part and parcel of this mobile day and age, and both tour operator and customer ought to know their contractural rights. But despite a common European directive on package travel, the neighbouring lands of Germany and Poland are miles apart in this respect. Agnieszka Chambellan explores how the two legal regimes measure up with the directive. more

Studien zum ausländischen und internationalen Privatrecht

Der strukturell unterlegene UnternehmerMATHÄUS MOGENDORF
Der strukturell unterlegene Unternehmer im Internationalen Privat- und Verfahrensrecht. Eine vergleichende Untersuchung des europäischen und US-amerikanischen Rechts
2016. XXIV + 403 pages. StudIPR 360.

 

The author examines the growing trend in the United States and the European Union to protect small and medium-sized enterprises in B2B cross-border transactions, focusing on protective regulation in the jurisdictions' private international and procedural laws. more

The Rabel Journal of Comparative and International Private Law

RabelsZ-Ausgabe

Current Issue: Vol. 80, Number 4, 2016

With articles by:

Gerhard Wagner, Lucas Roorda/Cedric Ryngaert, Angelika Nussberger, Sonja Meier, and Julia Caroline Scherpe.

 

Further contributions by:

Bea Verschraegen, Anatol Dutta, Dieter Martiny, Peter-Tobias Stoll, Annika Wolf, Michael Becker, Peter Agstner, Maximilian Mann, Alessandro Celli/Nadine Käppeli, Andreas Spickhoff, Harald Baum, Apostolos D. Tassikas, Matteo Fornasier, and Leif Kramp.

Beiträge zum ausländischen und internationalen Privatrecht

Special Economic ZonesJÜRGEN BASEDOW, TOSHIYUKI KONO (eds.)
SSpecial Economic Zones. Law and Policy Perspectives
2016. XI + 259 pages. BtrIPR 117.

 

Special Economic Zones are often recommended as tools to boost the economy. The book deals with economic, legal and political aspects of their establishment. As an instrument of economic policy, Special Economic Zones have attracted little attention in Europe. By contrast, they have found notable use in various Asian countries. more

Studien zum ausländischen und internationalen Privatrecht

Sprachprobleme und SprachrisikenMAXIMILIAN KUMMER
Sprachprobleme und Sprachrisiken. Lösungsansätze des Draft Common Frame of Reference
2016. XX + 285 pages. StudIPR 364.

 

Over the past few years, intensive efforts have been made to unify European private law. One example of this is the Draft Common Frame of Reference. Maximilian Kummer asks whether this draft sufficiently considers the heightened risk of misunderstandings in transnational and cross-lingual contractual relations in particular, and shows the extreme importance of communication while drafting and closing contracts. more

Studien zum ausländischen und internationalen Privatrecht

Das japanische InsiderrechtMARKUS THIER
Das japanische Insiderrecht
2016. XVIII + 234 pages. StudIPR 359.

 

Markus Thier analyses the complex insider trading law of Japan from a comparative perspective. He finds that the regulations, modelled on U.S. securities law, at the same time can serve as an illustrative example of a legal transplant which remained ineffective in a different Japanese context. Only against the backdrop of a changing context they gradually evolved into an effective Japanese insider regulation regime of its own. more

Beiträge zum ausländischen und internationalen Privatrecht

Selbstbestimmtes TestierenGREGOR CHRISTANDL
Selbstbestimmtes Testieren in einer alternden Gesellschaft. Eine Untersuchung zum Schutz des Erblassers vor Fremdbestimmung
2016. XXVII + 451 pages. BtrIPR 116.

 

Against the backdrop of demographic change, Gregor Christandl asks how current inheritance law meets the needs of so-called “vulnerable testators” to exercise their freedom as self-determinedly as possible and which measures could be taken to better protect against undue influence. more

Studien zum ausländischen und internationalen Privatrecht

Verkehrsschutz im englischen PrivatrechtLUKAS RADEMACHER
Verkehrsschutz im englischen Privatrecht. Zur Beständigkeit von Erwerbsvorgängen nach englischem Sachen-, Stellvertretungs-, Abtretungs- und Bereicherungsrecht
2016. XVI + 286 pages. StudIPR 361.

 

The German laws of property, agency, assignment, and unjust enrichment rely to varying degrees on the principle of protecting commercial expectations. Lukas Rademacher examines the significance of the transferee's interests under English private law in this comparative study. more

Beiträge zum ausländischen und internationalen Privatrecht

RechtskulturPETER MANKOWSKI
Rechtskultur

2016. XLVIII + 547 pages. BtrIPR 115.

 

Legal culture has become a key notion in law and society. But how to describe it? Peter Mankowski provides answers by highlighting its development and structures. In short, legal culture is colourful and mirrors the vitality of law and life. more

Beiträge zum ausländischen und internationalen Privatrecht

Legislators, Judges, and ProfessorsJÜRGEN BASEDOW, HOLGER FLEISCHER, REINHARD ZIMMERMANN (eds.)
Legislators, Judges, and Professors

2016. XIII + 249 pages. BtrIPR 114.

 

This volume presents the papers given at a symposium held by the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law, in cooperation with the Association Internationale des Sciences Juridiques and the Gesellschaft für Rechtsvergleichung. It continues the Institute’s recent line of comparative studies investigating questions of legal methodology. more

Beiträge zum ausländischen und internationalen Privatrecht

Zukunftsperspektiven der RechtsvergleichungREINHARD ZIMMERMANN (ed.)
Zukunftsperspektiven der Rechtsvergleichung

2016. XX + 267 pages. BtrIPR 113.

 

The contributions in this volume, delivered at a symposium marking Hein Kötz's 80th birthday cover a breadth of topics and methods befitting of a man who maintains that no one single point of view can hold all the answers in a complex world. The work poses the challenging question of just what can and should be meaningfully compared when drawing from the conflict of laws, property law, commercial law, tort law, comparative law in a post-secular society, the comparison of legal systems, competition between regulatory models and combining doctrinal and non-doctrinal approaches. more

Studien zum ausländischen und internationalen Privatrecht

Der verbraucherrechtliche UnternehmerbegriffANNE SPRINGOB
Der verbraucherrechtliche Unternehmerbegriff. Seine Übertragung auf das deutsche HGB nach Vorbild der UGB-Reform in Österreich
2016. XXI + 296 pages. StudIPR 353.

 

Germany’s commercial law is in need of reform and its code does not apply to all entrepreneurs, with the likes of freelancers, farmers and foresters still enjoying certain privileges. Austria partly abolished these and defined the term entrepreneur in 2007. Anne Springob argues that this model could and should be adopted. more

The Rabel Journal of Comparative and International Private Law

RabelsZ-Ausgabe

Current Issue: Vol. 80, Number 3, 2016

With articles by:

Andreas Spickhoff, Tim W. Dornis, Susanne Lilian Gössl, and C.G. van der Merwe.

 

Further contributions by:

Heinrich Dörner, Bettina Heiderhoff, Matteo Fornasier, Tanja Domej, Robert Rebhahn, Elke Heinrich, Michael F. Müller, Burghard Piltz, Ernst A. Kramer, Karl Riesenhuber, Gert Brüggemeier, Jürgen Samtleben, Knut B. Pißler, Kilian Bälz, and Naomi Creutzfeldt.

Die deutsche Rechtsprechung auf dem Gebiete des Internationalen Privatrechts

2014im Jahre 2014
Edited by
RAINER KULMS

2016. XXI + 836 pages.

 

This volume contains all 2014 German court cases on private international law and international procedural law (including references and indices). more

Materialien zum ausländischen und internationalen Privatrecht

OR 2020JAN DIRK HARKE und KARL RIESENHUBER (Hg.)
OR 2020 – Die schweizerische Schuldrechtsreform aus vergleichender Sicht

2016, IX + 317 pages. MatIPR 54.

 

A group of academics drawn from all Switzerland’s law faculties presented an obligations law reform proposal in 2013. The innovative proposal is worthy of comment and is of international legal interest in that it also contributes to the ongoing debate on a European law of obligations. This volume presents the collected proceedings of a joint conference held with the universities of Bochum and Würzburg. Following an introduction from a Swiss perspective, German jurists discuss the proposal from a comparative point of view. more

Max Planck Private Law Research Paper Series

Research Paper SeriesCurrent eJournal: Vol. 6, No. 6: Aug 9, 2016


With articles by:

Holger Fleischer, Harald Baum and Knut B. Pißler.

Studien zum ausländischen und internationalen Privatrecht

Internationaler Entscheidungseinklang im europäiscSARAH NIETNER
Internationaler Entscheidungseinklang im europäischen Kollisionsrecht
2016. XXVII + 366 pages. StudIPR 358.

 

What role does decisional harmony play in European private international law? Sarah Nietner evaluates the EU’s regulations on renvoi, for states with more than one legal system, and on preliminary questions as well as overriding mandatory provisions. She concludes by making proposals for reform. more

German Journal of Chinese Law

ZChinRCurrent Issue: Vol. 23, No. 2 (2016)

With articles by:

Christian Atzler/Kai Schlender, Eva Lena Richter und Knut Benjamin Richter.

 

Further contributions by: 

Knut Benjamin Pißler/Benjamin Julius Groth, Sebastian Moritz Dretzke/Mark Hokamp/Vytas Kukanauskas/Maximilian Kunzelmann/Mareike Sabine Seeßelberg/Sara Zimmermann/Knut Benjamin Pißler, Knut Benjamin und Mark Hokamp.

Max Planck Private Law Research Paper Series

Research Paper SeriesCurrent eJournal: Vol. 6, No. 5: July 12, 2016


With articles by:

Reinhard Zimmermann and Harald Baum/Gen Goto.

Studien zum ausländischen und internationalen Privatrecht

Corporate Governance in Deutschland und FrankreichCHLOÉ LIGNIER
Corporate Governance in Deutschland und Frankreich
2016. XXVI + 326 pages. StudIPR 357.

 

The current economic crisis means that the efficient leadership and monitoring of stock exchange listed corporations are at the centre of political and legal debates. Chloé Lignier investigates corporate governance systems and legal regulations in Germany and France as well as possible sanctions for corporations deviating from the principles of good leadership which are anchored in the corresponding national codes. more

Journal of Japanese Law

ZJapanRCurrent Issue: Vol. 21, No. 41 (2016)

With articles by:

Andrew R. J. Watson, Stacey Steele, Eiji Takahashi, Harald Baum/Gen Goto, Jörg Grünenberger/Jan Schneemann/Robert Leukefeld, Daisuke Akimoto, James C. Fisher, Etsushi Hosotani and Jonas Knetsch.

 

Further contributions by: 

Yohei Nagata, Atsuhiro Furuta, Anja Petersen-Padberg, James C. Fisher, Harald Baum, Michael Pfeifer, Victor Ventura, Katharina Doll, In-Ho Kim and Ruth Effinowicz.

Studien zum ausländischen und internationalen Privatrecht

Piraterie in der Seeversicherung des ReedersJONATHAN WENNEKERS
Piraterie in der Seeversicherung des Reeders
2016. XXI + 291 pages. StudIPR 356.

 

This work is a study of the fundamental legal issues of sea piracy in marine insurance law. Jonathan Wennekers in particular examines the meaning of the term piracy in insurance clauses and offers solutions to the problem of whether ransom payments are covered by a shipowner's hull insurance. more
Max Planck Private Law Research Paper Series

Research Paper SeriesCurrent eJournal: Vol. 6, No. 4: May 19, 2016


Vol. 6 No. 4 is a special edition which distributes contributions to the Festschrift that was published in honour of Professor Dagmar Coester-Waltjen at the occasion of her 70th birthday.

With articles by:

Jürgen Basedow, Ulrich Magnus, Dieter Martiny, Kurt Siehr, Reinhard Zimmermann und Nadjma Yassari.

Studien zum ausländischen und internationalen Privatrecht

Sicherungsinstrumente beim GrundstückserwerbANDRÉ-PIERRE RESCH
Sicherungsinstrumente beim Grundstückserwerb. Eine rechtsvergleichende Betrachtung der Rechte an Grundstücken, der Grundstücksregister und des Grunderwerbsverfahrens in Deutschland und den Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika
2016. XXIX + 498 pages. StudIPR 355.

 

Whereas the German legal system requires the involvement of a notary for real estate conveyancing, American practice relies on the so-called title insurance. This study provides a functional comparison of both types of proceedings, concluding with an evaluation of their respective security levels. more
Studien zum ausländischen und internationalen Privatrecht

Das Widerrufsrecht bei KaufverträgenMICHAEL HÖHNE
Das Widerrufsrecht bei Kaufverträgen im Spannungsverhältnis von Opportunismus und Effektivität. Die Rückabwicklung nach Widerruf unter besonderer Berücksichtigung der Verhaltensökonomik
2016. XXVII + 289 pages. StudIPR 354.

 

Consumers may take advantage of the right of withdrawal to cancel  purchase agreements, however its effectiveness must be offset with restrictions to limit opportunistic behaviour. Michael Höhne has analysed the reversal process in light of this complex balancing act. more

The Rabel Journal of Comparative and International Private Law

RabelsZ-Ausgabe

Current Issue: Vol. 80, Number 2, 2016

With articles by:

Jürgen Basedow, Christian Heinze, Frédérique Ferrand, Ernst Numann, David Clark, Knut Benjamin Pißler, and Florian Möslein/Anne-Christin Mittwoch.

 

Further contributions by:

Anton Geier, Alexander Grimm, Carsten Herresthal, Thomas Hoeren, Ernst A. Kramer, Christoph Kumpan, Franz Mohr, Michael F. Müller, Kurt Siehr, and Lutz-Christian Wolff.

Studien zum ausländischen und internationalen Privatrecht

Private International Law in VietnamTHI HONG TRINH NGUYEN
Private International Law in Vietnam. On General Issues, Contracts and Torts in Light of European Developments
2016. XV + 264 pages. StudIPR 352.

 

Trinh Nguyen studies Vietnamese private international law in the light of European developments. She focuses on general issues, contracts and torts and uses comparative law to propose future developments for Vietnam based on the critical evaluation of the western doctrine. more

Beiträge zum ausländischen und internationalen Privatrecht

Globaler EffektenhandelSIMON SCHWARZ
Globaler Effektenhandel – Eine rechtstatsächliche und rechtsvergleichende Studie zu Risiken, Dogmatik und Einzelfragen des Trading, Clearing und Settlement bei nationalen und internationalen Wertpapiertransaktionen

2016. XLV + 1037 pages. BtrIPR 112.

 

The legal design of operational infrastructures for the efficient processing and settlement of securities transactions is a complex challenge that touches on diverse legal areas such as civil, commercial, corporate, banking, capital markets and private international law. Simon Schwarz analyses the current legal regime, develops a theoretic framework and offers solutions to long-standing problems. more

Materialien zum ausländischen und internationalen Privatrecht

Kohärenz im Internationalen Privat- und VerfahrensJAN VON HEIN und GIESELA RÜHL (Hg.)
Kohärenz im Internationalen Privat- und Verfahrensrecht der Europäischen Union

2016, XVII + 389 pages. MatIPR 53.

 

Since adopting the Treaty of Amsterdam in 1997, the European Union has enacted a large number of regulations in the field of Private International Law and International Civil Procedure. Resultant reconciliation and coordination problems were the subject of a 2014 conference in Freiburg im Breisgau. The findings presented here shed light on incoherences, describe the requirements for a more coherent regulation and discuss perspectives for a future European codification in the field of Private International Law. more

Max Planck Private Law Research Paper Series

Research Paper SeriesCurrent eJournal: Vol. 6, No. 3: Mar 21, 2016

With articles by:

Jürgen Basedow, Reinhard Zimmermann, and Andreas M. Fleckner.

German Journal of Chinese Law

ZChinRCurrent Issue: Vol. 23, No. 1 (2016)

With articles by:

Patrick Alois Hübner, Jing Zhang, and Helen Rumpf.

 

Further contributions by: 

Patrick Alois Hübner, Marco Otten, and Nils Klages.

2015
Journal of Japanese Law

ZJapanRCurrent Issue: Vol. 20, No. 40 (2015)

With articles by:

Colin P. A. Jones, Klaus Gresbrand, Alan K. Koh/Eiji Takahashi, Béatrice Jaluzot, Markus Thier, Andrew M. Pardieck, Hisanori Nemoto, and Minori Kokado.

 

Further contributions by: 

Yohei Nagata/Dan Tidten, Yohei Nagata, Christopher Heath, Christian Förster, Michael Pfeifer, Ruth Effinowicz, Kazushige Doi/Michael Pfeifer, Harald Baum, and Masahisa Deguchi.

Die deutsche Rechtsprechung auf dem Gebiete des Internationalen Privatrechts

im Jahre 2013im Jahre 2013
Edited by
RAINER KULMS

2015. XXI + 771 pages.

 

This volume contains all 2013 German court cases on private international law and international procedural law (including references and indices). more

Gutachten zum internationalen und ausländischen Privatrecht

IPG 2007/2008JÜRGEN BASEDOW, DAGMAR COESTER-WALTJEN und HEINZ-PETER MANSEL (eds.)

2010. X + 742 pages.

 

The 2007/2008 Annual Report brings together a representative selection of more than 50 reports written by specialised university departments and the Max Planck Institute in Hamburg, spanning almost 40 legal jurisdictions. The reports provide information on numerous issues commonly arising in the practice of international and foreign private law, dealing with matters of family and succession law as well as the law of obligations, property law and company law. more