Monthly Archives: October 2010

If OK for UK why not for EU?

I refer to the venerable argument that as Scotland and England have had different contract laws for hundreds of years and as this has not prevented or hindered the functioning of an integrated UK market there is no need for … Continue reading

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A coda on codes and courts and the European Law Institute

On listening to the Italian contributions to the Milan conference I was struck by the amount of room for manoeuvre which the Italian courts allowed themselves in areas regulated by the Codice Civile. I was not the only one. In … Continue reading

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More on the Milan conference

The cases considered at the Milan conference (see preceding entry) covered a wide range. In most cases it turned out that the same results could be reached under the DCFR and under Italian law, but sometimes by slightly different routes. … Continue reading

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Milan conference on DCFR

An interesting format was adopted at a conference in Milan on 8 October. Speakers took seven important cases decided by the Italian courts and asked how they would be dealt with under the DCFR. Each case was presented by an … Continue reading

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Towards a Common Frame of Reference: what is happening in the expert group

One of the themes of the setting-up of the expert group was transparency. Transparency should not mean invisibility. So here is a brief report on what has been happening and on how to find out more. The group has held … Continue reading

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