Monthly Archives: April 2012

What if the UK quickly ratified the CISG?

It seems that some of the English lawyers who are opposed to the idea that the Common European Sales Law (CESL) should apply in business-to-business (B2B) contracts are thinking that their case would be strengthened if the United Kingdom were … Continue reading

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European Succession Regulation almost there

The proposed EU Regulation on jurisdiction, applicable law, recognition and enforcement of decisions and authentic instruments in matters of succession and the creation of a European Certificate of Succession was approved by the European Parliament on 13 March. Final Council … Continue reading

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Do more consumer rights mean more consumer protection?

The question is prompted by some articles which have begun to come online in advance of a conference to be held at the University of Chicago on the proposed Common European Sales Law (CESL). See http://www.law.uchicago.edu/events/europeancontractlaw; http://www.law.uchicago.edu/files/files/OBS-OBG%20paper.pdf ;  http://www.law.uchicago.edu/files/files/Posner%20paper.pdf. It … Continue reading

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Difficult baptism for the CESL in IMCO

The proposed Regulation on a Common European Sales Law (CESL) was discussed briefly on 12 April in the European Parliament’s Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection (IMCO). Different views were expressed. Many were hostile to the proposal. It … Continue reading

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Using European private law instruments in the reform of national laws

In its recent Discussion Paper on Formation of Contract (Scot Law Com DP 154, March 2012) the Scottish Law Commission makes extensive use of the Draft Common Frame of Reference: Principles, Definitions and Model Rules of European Private Law (DCFR) … Continue reading

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