Elgar Advanced Introductions are stimulating and thoughtful introductions to major fields in the social sciences and law, expertly written by the world’s leading scholars. Designed to be accessible yet rigorous, they offer concise and lucid surveys of the substantive and policy issues associated with discrete subject areas.
Litigating disputes in international civil and commercial cases presents a number of special challenges. Which country’s courts have jurisdiction, and where is it advantageous to sue? Given the international elements of the case, which country’s law will the court apply? Finally, if a successful plaintiff cannot find enough local assets, what does it take to have the judgment recognized and enforced in a country with assets? The Advanced Introduction to Private International Law and Procedure addresses these questions in a concise overview of the field.
Key features include:
• Comparative overview of legal systems, contrasting Anglo-American common law and the civil law approach of the European Union
• Written in a clear and engaging style
• Addresses classic choice of law as well as international civil procedure
• Problem-oriented presentation
• Three parts presenting principal problems parties face in dealing with cases with an international dimension
• Considers how the field could develop in the future.
Engaging and wide-ranging, this is an excellent introduction for students and academics new to the field and allows practitioners to master the core principles behind private international law quickly.