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Comparative Private International Law (6 ECTS)

Lecturer(s):  mr. J.G. Knot ,prof. mr. dr. M.H. ten Wolde (coordinator)

When: Block 2

Brief course description:
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.

Teaching method: Lectures

Assessment: Written exam (essay questions) (digital if possible).

*Official course information and schedules during the academic year can be found in Ocasys.

Last modified:13 August 2018 11.33 a.m.