The Draft Common Frame of Reference is the result of more than 25 years of academic research on European private law, and was published in October 2009. Against this background, this book presents and critically analyses the DCFR, and situates it in relation to current Belgian and European private law.
The issues discussed include i.a. contracts and other juridical acts, obligations and corresponding rights, multi-party relationships, interpretation of contracts, non-contractual liability, tort law, property law, security rights and transfer of movables, sales agreements and specific contracts such as commercial agency, franchise and distributorship, etc.
This is a unique and challenging book, one that has few to compare it to as it deals with important issues and evolutions in a directive and focused manner. Recommended and invaluable reading for both academics and lawyers who like to disrupt their own thinking and learn more by being challenged than having their beliefs confirmed.
With contributions of Bram Akkermans, Christian von Bar, Odavia Bueno Díaz, Ignace Claeys, Eric Clive, Julie Del Corral, Tâm Dang Vu, Eric Dirix, Wolfgang Faber, Wouter den Hollander, Marco B.M. Loos, Rodrigo Momberg Uribe, Gerhard Dannemann, Robert Hardy, Pieterjan Naeyaert, Denis Philippe, Vincent Sagaert, Ilse Samoy, Reiner Schulze, Matthias E. Storme, Koen Swinnen, Willem Swinnen, Evelyne Terryn, Bernard Tilleman, Anna Veneziano and Patrick Wéry.
About this book
‘[this book] provides worthwhile reading not only for the Belgian lawyer, but also for all European lawyers. Indeed it is perhaps exactly because of these diversities that the book provides an interesting intellectual exercise that is crucial for the development of a European legal scholarship in this area.’
Francesca Fiorentini in European Law Review 726 (2013)
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Prof. Dr. J. Smits (chair - Tilburg University, the Netherlands)
Prof. Dr. M. Faure (Maastricht University and Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands)
Prof. Dr. E. Vos (Maastricht University, the Netherlands).