Encyclopedia of Private International Law

Edited by Jürgen Basedow, Director, Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law, Germany and Membre associé, Institut de droit International, Giesela Rühl, Professor, Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany, Franco Ferrari, Professor of Law and Director, Center for Transnational Litigation, Arbitration, and Commercial Law, New York University School of Law, US and Pedro De Miguel Asensio, Professor, Complutense University of Madrid, Spain

The Encyclopedia of Private International Law quite simply represents the definitive reference work in the field.

Bringing together 195 authors from 57 countries the Encyclopedia sheds light on the current state of Private International Law around the globe, providing unique insights into the discipline and how it is affected by globalization and increased regional integration.

The role and character of Private International Law has changed tremendously over the past decades. With the steady increase of global and regional inter-connectedness the practical significance of the discipline has grown. And so has the number of legislative activities on the national, international and, most importantly, the European level.

The Encyclopedia is a rich and varied resource in four volumes. The first two volumes provide comprehensive coverage of topical aspects of Private International Law in the form of 247 alphabetically arranged entries. The third volume provides insightful detail on the national Private International Law regimes of 80 different countries. The fourth volume presents invaluable, and often unique, English language translations of the national codifications and provisions of Private International Law in those countries.

Key Features:

• 247 substantive entries
• 80 national reports
• Entries organized alphabetically for ease of navigation
• Fully cross-referenced
• Entries written by the world’s foremost scholars of Private International Law
• National codifications in English collected together into a single volume for quick reference.
• World class editorial team.

'To sum up, Elgar’s Encyclopedia of Private International Law is a one of a kind book. It is rather easy to predict that it will become a leading text in the field of Private International Law for many years to come.'
– The European Commercial Law Observatory (ECLO)

2017 4,184 pp Hardback 978 1 78254 722 8 £1,665.00 £1,350.00 $1,665.00 $1,850.00

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