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Abstract: In many European jurisdictions, the courts use the comparative method when applying domestic law. In some countries, they use this method occasionally; in others, the highest courts use comparative law in the field of private law in between 10 per cent and more than 30 per cent of all...
Abstract: Long-term contracts make it difficult for the contracting partners to foresee and to integrate the future development into the contract. One way to deal with this uncertainty is to provide a legal right to price adjustment; another is to include contractual terms to the same effect....
Abstract: In the context of economic crisis and widespread household over-indebtedness, this paper examines the varying rate and extent of evolution of consumer insolvency laws in a selection of European countries, in order to identify the factors that influence the degree to which the law can...
Abstract: The problem of excessive debt among households in Sweden is increasing. As a result of the development within the financial sector, households in Sweden have increased their debt incurrence markedly. It has been relatively easy to borrow money, due to the deregulation of the credit...
Abstract: The number of applications for debt management services in the Netherlands shows a steady increase of about 10 per cent each year, over the last few years. Municipalities, responsible for these services, at the same time need to cut back on expenditures. Our research shows that the...
Abstract: Intellectual property law is being reformed in various countries worldwide, among which in the European Union at present Estonia endeavours one of the most comprehensive reform projects. While legislative challenges deriving from the 'digitalization' of social interaction,...
Abstract: The drafters of Book VIII of the Draft Common Frame of Reference (DCFR) have consistently tried to formulate rules on the related topics of acquisitive prescription and good faith acquisition to further the underlying policy goals: where ordinary transfer has failed, good faith...
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