Reference : Conflict of Laws: A Comparative Approach - Text and Cases
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Conflict of Laws: A Comparative Approach - Text and Cases
Cuniberti, Gilles mailto [University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance (FDEF) > Law Research Unit >]
Edward Elgar Publishing
[en] The Conflict of Laws, also known as private international law, is a field of the greatest importance in an increasingly globalized world. The analysis of any legal issue, in a case involving more than one country, must start with an assessment of which court could potentially hear the case and which law it would apply.

Contrary to other manuals or casebooks, which focus on the law of one jurisdiction, this innovative casebook offers a comparative treatment of the field. On each issue, materials from several jurisdictions are discussed and compared. The approach centers on comprehending the common principles of the field, but also highlights the fundamental differences. The goal is to train lawyers who not only will know the law of their own jurisdiction, but also will have an understanding of the key differences existing between the main models, and will thus be able to interact usefully with clients from other jurisdictions.

This casebook systematically presents and compares the laws of four jurisdictions: the United States, the European Union, France and England (where left untouched by EU harmonization). It offers additional insight into rules applicable in China and Japan and also discusses remarkable solutions adopted in a wide range of jurisdictions such as Italy, Germany, the Netherlands, Canada and Tunisia. All materials from non-English speaking jurisdictions have been translated into English.

Key features of the casebook:

• written by a leading authority in the field

• carefully selected extracts from primary and secondary sources build a clear picture of the field

• expert analytical commentary and questions set the extracts in context

• US, EU, French and English perspectives integrated throughout the text to ensure maximum relevance and encourage students to make comparative assessments

• numerous references to Chinese and Japanese solutions

• leads students through the field from beginning to end

• perfectly pitched for international students and courses with a global outlook.
Comparative PIL
While comparison has always been important in the conflict of laws, it is crucial today, in a context of accelerated exchange and diversified societies. But the materials have become, correlatively, so abundant that teaching a satisfactory class in this field is now a considerable challenge. Cuniberti has selected and assembled the most significant sources from various legal traditions, and guides the student through each carefully constructed chapter by a series of questions, US case book style. An excellent pedagogical tool!

Horatia Muir Watt, Sciences Po Law School, France

Als Fazit ist festzuhalten, dass Cuniberti kenntnisreich eine beachtliche Menge an Material zu Kernproblemen des Internationalen Privat- und Zivil-verfahrensrechts zusammenträgt. Das auf bereitete Fallmaterial umfasst sowohl „klassische Fälle“ als auch wichtige neuere Entscheidungen, etwa zur internationalen Zuständigkeit US-amerikanischer Gerichte in Produkthaftungsf ällen. Die Entscheidungen und sonstigen Quellen sind ansprechend redigiert und können daher im Unterricht gut eingesetzt werden. Da zudem Gesetzestexte aus ganz unterschiedlichen Jurisdiktionen abgedruckt sind, wird – soweit dies im Rahmen eines Lehrbuchs möglich ist – in gelungener Weise ein vielschichtiges Bild der Behandlung grenzüberschreitender Rechtsverhältnisse gezeichnet.

Wolfgang Wurmnest, RabelsZeitschrift für ausländisches und internationales Privatrecht

La publication d’un livre comme celui-ci est digne d’éloges à plusieurs égards. C'est loin d'être une nouveauté que d'affirmer que le droit comparé est inséparable du droit international privé. Néanmoins, ces deux disciplines sont rarement mises ensemble de façon systématique et articulées dans l'enseignement. La contribution de l'auteur, qui est un spécialiste reconnu des deux disciplines, est à cet égard remarquable. () il existe au moins quatre raisons justifiant le besoin d’enseigner le droit international privé sur une base comparative. Premièrement, la vie de la plupart des personnes, tant physiques que morales, n'est plus exclusivement rattachée à un seul ordre juridique, même à supposer que ces personnes ne sortent jamais de leur domicile ; deuxièmement, les ordres juridiques sont eux-mêmes pluraux, c'est-à-dire qu'ils ont plusieurs dimensions (et la dimension étatique n'est pas la plus importante dans tous les cas) ; troisièmement, le droit en général est en cours d'internationalisation et supranationalisation ; enfin, non moins important, l'accès à la connaissance du droit étranger s'est considérablement amélioré dans les dernières décennies.

Diego Fernandez Arroyo, Revue Critique de Droit International Privé

L’Autore perviene cosı a identificare convergenze e divergenze, inspecial modo, tra il ‘‘sistema’’ dell’Unione europea e quello degli Stati Uniti d’America, con particolare riferimento al primo e al secondo Restatement on Conflict of Law se alla governmental interest analysis, sotto il profilo del metodo e degli istituti di parte generale, quali i profili della qualificazione, delle questioni preliminari, del trattamento processuale delle norme di d.i.p. e del diritto straniero applicabile, offrendo altresı ad un tempo chiavi di accesso ai multiformi approcci e soluzioni adottati nei diversi Stati nordamericani e riflessioni attente sulle conseguenze pratichederivanti dalle variegate impostazioni accolte nei diversi ordinamenti, capaci di instillare un’attitudine al ragionamento orientato al problem solving e di ispirare anche al lettore piu smaliziato nuove chiavi di ragionamento.

Francesca Villata, Rivista di diritto internazionale privato e processuale

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