Description : In all legal systems of the European Union the law of contract and the law of tort form the main pillars of the law of obligations. Legal history and comparative law show, however, that it is not possible to cope with these two bodies of rules alone – even if their scope of application is generously conceived. Another part of the law of obligations, alongside the law of unjustified enrichment, which to some extent lies “between” contract and tort and fills the gaps that those areas of the law leave behind, is subject of this Book. The Study Group on a European Civil Code has drafted Principles relating to the unsolicited and voluntary undertaking of another’s affairs on the basis of a reasonable ground for intervention: “Principles of European Law: Benevolent Intervention in Another’s Affairs”.
Description : The research in this book examines the issue of professional salvor's liability for damage caused due to negligent performance of salvage services. Analysis is focused on the relevant international law (1989 Salvage Convention, 1976 LLMC Convention, and the 1992 CLC Convention), the (professional) liability provisions of the chosen number of jurisdictions (England/Wales, Germany, France, and the US), the standard salvage contract forms, the standard of care, the relevant salvage case law, the sanctions for poor or non-performance, and the methods of calculating the limitation of liability. (Series: Writings on Maritime and Port Law / Schriften zum See- und Hafenrecht - Vol. 20)
Description : From 'Justinian's Institutes' and 'Blackstone's Commentaries' to modern examples such as the 'American Law Institute's Restatements', this book offers the first comparative analysis of non-legislative codifications.
Description : What considerations do you need to take into account when planning an agreement? What writing techniques will ensure that your contract is suited to your needs? What provisions should you include in such a contract? Michala Meiselles answers these questio
Description : A year ago, the "Draft Common Frame of Reference" was published for the first time in an interim outline edition. Now we proudly present the final outline edition of the DCFR. - revision of the already published text to take account of the public discussion - major new topics covered - an additional section on the principles underlying the model rules - revised and expanded list of definitions The six-volume full edition of the DCFR including all comments and notes will be published in October 2009.
Description : This collection of essays reflects both the diversity of the group's work and the common thread that runs through it. The core claim here is that the DCFR, despite the Commission's characterization of its proposals as purely technical, cannot escape politics. The intent is to critically identify and evaluate the model of social justice underlying the DCFR.
Description : European Contract Law unification projects have recently advanced from the Draft Common Frame of Reference (2009) to a European Commission proposal for an optional Common European Sales Law (2011) which is to facilitate cross-border marketing. This book investigates for the first time how CESL and DCFR rules would interact with various aspects of domestic law, represented by English and German law. Nineteen chapters, co-authored by British and German scholars, examine such interface issues for eg pre-contractual relationships, notions of contract, formation, interpretation, and remedies, extending to non-discrimination, third parties, transfers or rights, aspects of property law, and collective proceedings. They go beyond a critical analysis of CESL and DCFR rules by demonstrating where and how CESL rules would interact with neighbouring areas of English and German law before English and German courts, how domestic traditions might influence the application, which aspects might motivate sellers and buyers to choose or reject CESL, and which might serve as model for national legislators. The findings are summarized in the final two chapters.