Comparative Private International Law

Faculteit Rechtsgeleerdheid
Jaar 2019/20
Vakcode RGMPR50106
Vaknaam Comparative Private International Law
Niveau(s) master
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester I b (Blok 2)

Uitgebreide vaknaam Comparative Private International Law
Leerdoelen This course provides students with knowledge and insight into the basis for and fundamentals of private international law, including the main doctrines and their application in (especially) the Member States of the European Union. Students will obtain knowledge of the private international law regarding a multitude of international commercial acts, such as international contracts (sale, services, consumer, transport and employment), torts (incl. culpa in contrahendo (breaking off negotiations) and negotiorum gestio (voluntary agency)) and acts involving corporations. Students will learn to understand the differences in national legal systems (e.g. between common law and continental legal systems) in the field of corporate law and private international law in general. In addition, students will learn to identify important private international law problems in cross-border situations and to solve these problems on the basis of (mainly) European PIL rules and jurisprudence.
Omschrijving The three main issues of private international law, applicable law, jurisdiction and recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments are the topics that will be dealt with during this class. This will be done from a comparative legal perspective.
After a general introduction in the general theoretical framework of the Conflict of Laws, issues of applicable law in European private international law will be approached. Special attention will be given to the subject matters contractual obligations, torts and corporations. In addition, the issue of jurisdiction of courts to adjudicate in the aforementioned subject matters will be approached as well as the recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments throughout Europe. A comparative component lies in the differences that exist in national substantive as well as private international laws, both between the European Member States and civil and common law legal systems.
Students will gain knowledge of the basis for and theories on the conflict of laws, enabling them to understand the basic concepts of private international law. They will learn to identify the main private international law problems that arise in cross-border (legal) situations and learn to solve these problems on the basis of (primarily) European rules on private international law.
Uren per week 4
Onderwijsvorm hoorcollege
(14 2-hour lectures (during the course of the block))
Toetsvorm schriftelijk (essayvragen) (digitaal indien mogelijk)
(Resit will be oral if less than 6 participants Tentamendata)
Vaksoort m4-niveau, juridisch
Coördinator mr. K.C. Henckel
Docent(en) mr. K.C. Henckel
Verplichte literatuur
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  • This course is not open to non-law exchange students.
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
Exchange programme 1 semester I b optional
LLM International Commercial Law 1 semester I b compulsory
Open Colleges 1 semester I b keuze