Stone on Private International Law in the European Union


Stone on Private International Law in the European Union

Fourth Edition

4th edition

9781784712655 Edward Elgar Publishing
Peter Stone, formerly Professor of Law, University of Essex, UK
Publication Date: 2018 ISBN: 978 1 78471 265 5 Extent: 960 pp
Within Europe the private international law rules have been harmonized to a very large extent by legislation adopted at EU level and case-law on the interpretation of this legislation. Recent developments include the entry into operation of revised versions of the Brussels I Regulation on civil jurisdiction and judgments and the Regulation on insolvency proceedings, as well as numerous decisions of the European Court and the English courts. The new edition of this authoritative work takes account of recent developments at both EU and UK levels.

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The harmonization of private international law in Europe has, to a very large extent, been the result of both legislation adopted at EU level and the subsequent case law arising from the interpretation of that legislation. This fourth edition of Peter Stone’s authoritative work has been thoroughly revised and updated to take account of the most recent developments at both EU and national levels, including the recast Brussels I regulation on civil jurisdiction and the recast Insolvency regulation, and numerous decisions of the European and English courts.

Key features include:

• comprehensive and in-depth coverage of key legislative developments within the EU in relation to private international law

• addresses key questions and identifies weaknesses in the current law, following up with suggestions for improvements

• combines perspectives from both civil law and common law traditions

• extensive tables of cases and legislation.

This timely work will be an invaluable point of reference for practising lawyers, the judiciary, legislators and policy-makers throughout the EU. Academics and public officials interested in conflicts of laws will also find this a vital resource.
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‘An excellent study that brings up to date the complexities of EU private international law. Stone’s book, with its rich and detailed analysis of cases, will prove invaluable to academics, students and practitioners.’
– Indira Carr, University of Surrey, UK
Contents: Preface PART I INTRODUCTION 1. Introduction PART II CIVIL JURISDICTION AND JUDGMENTS 2. History, Outline and Scope 3. Domicile 4. Alternative Jurisdiction 5. Ancillary Jurisdiction 6. Protected Contracts 7. Exclusive Jurisdiction 8. Submission 9. Concurrent Proceedings 10. Provisional Measures and Taking Evidence 11. Recognition and Enforcement of Judgments 12. Enforcement Procedure 13. Other Legislation on Judgments PART III CHOICE OF LAW IN RESPECT OF OBLIGATIONS 14. The Proper Law of a Contract 15. Contractual Issues and Exceptions 16. Protected Contracts 17. Torts 18. Some Particular Torts 19. Restitution PART IV FAMILY MATTERS 20. Matrimonial Proceedings 21. Parental Responsibility 22. Maintenance and Property 23. Succession on Death PART V INSOLVENCY 24. Main Insolvency Proceedings 25. Other Insolvency Proceedings Index

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