As one of the most definitive texts on the market, European Private International Law provides an essential guide for both students and practitioners to the complex field of international litigation within the EU. The private international law of the Member States is increasingly regulated by European law, making private international law ever less `national' and ever more EU based. Consequentially EU law in this area has penetrated national law to a very high degree, making it an essential area of study and an area of increasing importance to practising lawyers. This book provides a thorough overview of core European private international law, including the Brussels I, Rome I and Rome II Regulations (jurisdiction, applicable law for contracts and tort), while additional chapters deal with the recently adopted Succession Regulation, private international law and insolvency, freedom of establishment, and the impact of PIL on corporate social responsibility.
From the reviews of the first edition
`As a result of his broad knowledge on the subject and rich professional experience, Mr van Calster provides great insight into current issues within international law. The book is practical as both a student textbook and a general introduction for legal professionals'.
Vladimir Cupryszak, Association for International Arbitration
`Excellent overview of European Private International Law issues, as well as a very helpful introduction to basic concepts of conflicts of laws and jurisdictions'.
Professor Stavros Brekoulakis, Queen Mary University of London
`This is a most useful book. I recommend it to my students as a great way to come to terms with the EU elements of Private International Law'.
Dr David Kenny, Trinity College Dublin
`This book is essential reading for law students in Europe and abroad. It provides a coherent overview of all main elements of European private international law; concepts, legal instruments and practice'.
Professor Kim Talus, UEF Law School, Finland
`Well-written, clear and understandable. Excellent value for money'.
Dr Jan Oster, King's College London, UK
Geert van Calster is Professor and Head of the Department of International and European Law at KU Leuven. He holds visiting positions at King's College London, Monash University and CESL, Beijing. As a member of the Brussels Bar he has an internationally-based commercial practice, having worked for more than 20 years with large international law firms.
1. Introduction 2. The Core of European Private International Law: Jurisdiction 3. The Core of European Private International Law: Applicable Law - Contracts 4. The Core of European Private International Law: Applicable Law - Tort 5. The Insolvency Regulation 6. The European Succession Regulation 7. Free Movement of Establishment, Lex Societatis and Private International Law 8. Private International Law, Corporate Social Responsibility and Extraterritoriality