The Cambridge Companion to European Union Private Law

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Christian Twigg-Flesner
Cambridge University Press, May 20, 2010 - Law - 350 pages
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The emergence of EU Private Law as an independent legal discipline is one of the most significant developments in European legal scholarship in recent times. In this Companion, leading scholars provide a critical introduction to the subject's key areas, while offering original and thought-provoking comment on the field. In addition to several chapters on consumer law topics, the collection has individual chapters on commercial contracts, competition law, non-discrimination law, financial services and travel law. It also discusses the wider issues concerning EU Private Law, such as its historical evolution, the role of comparative law, language and terminology, as well as the implications of the Common Frame of Reference project. A useful 'scene-setting' introduction and further reading arranged thematically make this important publication the student's and scholar's first port of call when exploring the field.
 

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Contents

key features of European Union private law
1
2 The historical evolution of European private law
20
3 European private law and the comparative method
33
4 The role of the conflict of laws in European private law
44
5 Competence and European private law
58
6 Language and terminology
70
approach andchallenges
85
8 The European Court of Justice as a motor of private law
101
14 Information obligations and withdrawal rights
187
15 Travel law
201
16 Unfair contract terms
216
17 Unfair commercial practices and European private law
229
18 Consumer sales and associated guarantees
243
19 Product liability
257
20 Commercial agency in European Union private law
273
21 EU competition law and European private law
286

the Common Frame of Reference and beyond
116
optional instrument instead of further deconstruction of national private laws
131
11 Commercial contracts and European private law
147
features of a diverse landscape
160
13 European Union property law
173
22 Nondiscrimination and European private law
298
23 Financial services in European Union private law
313
Further reading
329
Index
340
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Christian Twigg-Flesner was appointed as Professor of Commercial Law at the University of Hull in September 2010, having previously been a Reader and Senior Lecturer there, as well as a lecturer at Hull, Sheffield and Nottingham Trent Universities. He has written widely on aspects of consumer law (particularly consumer sales and EU consumer law), as well as European Contract Law. He is a member of the Acquis Group, and an editor for the Journal of Consumer Policy. He has given advice to House of Lords Select Committee Inquiries, as well as the Law Commission, on areas of his expertise.

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