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The Harmonization of Civil and Commercial Law in Europe

Barbara Pasa is Lecturer and Research Fellow of the Faculty of Law at the University of Turin.
Gian Antonio Benacchio is Professor of Private Comparative Law of the Faculty of Law at the University of Trento.

English translation by Lesley Orme

The "Europeanization" of European private law has recently received much scrutiny and attention. Harmonizing European systems of law represents one of the greatest challenges of the 21st century. In effect, it is the adaptation of national laws into a new supra-national law, a process that signifies the beginning of a new age in Europe. This volume seeks to frame the creation of a new European Common Law in the context of recent events in European integration.

Engaged in timely and cutting edge research, the authors cast into fine relief the building of a European Common Law. The work is envisioned as a guide and written in a research friendly style that includes text inserts and an extensive bibliography. In particular, this book seeks to orient lawmakers, as well as those individuals interested in EU law, in the intricacies of consumer protection, contractual law, timesharing, and other important aspects in the harmonization of domestic and EU law books. The detailed analysis and research this volume accomplishes is invaluable to those scholars and lawmakers who are the next generation of European leaders.

 

Contents

Introduction; Chapter I Consumer Protection and the Law of Contracts; Chapter II Product Liability; Product Liability in the Member States before the 1985 Directive; Chapter III Insurance, Credit and Financial Industries: Investment, Saving and Consumer Protection; Chapter IV Company Law; Chapter V Industrial and Commercial Property Rights; Chapter VI Competition Law; List of Abbreviations; Index

2005
580 pages
ISBN 978-963-7326-35-6 cloth $55.95 / €44.95 / £40.00
ISBN 978-963-7326-36-3 paperback $27.95 / €25.95 / £24.99

 

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