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European Private International Law

Commercial Litigation in the EU

By: Geert van Calster
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Published: 22-04-2021
Format: Paperback
Edition: 3rd
Extent: 464
ISBN: 9781509942077
Imprint: Hart Publishing
Dimensions: 244 x 169 mm
RRP: £39.99
Online price : £35.99
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About European Private International Law

Since the publication of its first edition, this textbook has quickly became a classic. It provides a thorough overview of European private international law, essential as the student can only fully understand the subject by studying the European perspective. Opening with foundational questions, it clearly explains subject's central tenets: the Brussels I, Rome I and Rome II Regulations (jurisdiction, applicable law for contracts and tort). Additional chapters explore the Succession Regulation, private international law and insolvency, freedom of establishment, and the impact of PIL on corporate social responsibility. By removing material no longer central, the new edition includes a new chapter on the Hague instruments and an opening discussion on the impact of Brexit. Bringing his rich experience, great insight and hallmark clarity of expression to the new edition, the author has once again written the leading textbook in the field.

Table Of Contents

Interim Table of Contents

Preface: Brexit and European Private International Law
1. Introduction
2. The Core of European Private International Law: Jurisdiction
3. The Hague Instruments
4. The Core of European Private International Law: Applicable Law - Contracts
5. The Core of European Private International Law: Applicable Law - Tort
6. The Insolvency Regulation
7. Free Movement of Establishment, Lex Societatis and Private International Law
8. Private International Law, Corporate Social Responsibility and Extraterritoriality


“As a result of his broad knowledge on the subject and rich professional experience, Mr van Calster provides great insight into current issues within international law. The book is practical as both a student textbook and a general introduction for legal professionals.” –  Vladimir Cupryszak, Association for International Arbitration

“Excellent overview of European Private International Law issues, as well as a very helpful introduction to basic concepts of conflicts of laws and jurisdictions.” –  Professor Stavros Brekoulakis, Queen Mary University of London

“This is a most useful book. I recommend it to my students as a great way to come to terms with the EU elements of Private International Law.” –  Dr David Kenny, Trinity College Dublin

“The analysis is at the right level of detail to also interest and trigger scholars and practitioners who need to deal with very specific aspects of private international law. It is a valuable addition to the library of any scholar or practitioner who is interested in this area of law or deals with cross-border litigation within the EU and beyond. A new edition is certainly needed.” –  Dr Alina Otanu, Erasmus University

“The proposal for the new edition of this book is thoughtful and the changes proposed therein are necessary and important, and will make the book appealing to a wider readership.” –  Dr Jieying Liang, Durham University

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