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I. Introduction
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Volume VI: Property and Trust | Chapter 7 (2014): Security in Immovables

Completed in 2008, with some French references updated to July 2012.

Cornelius G. van der Merwe

* In preparing this contribution the author had been assisted by valuable contributions on Spanish and Italian law by Prof. Elena Sánches Jordán of the University La Laguna, Tenerife, Spain and Prof. João Grandino Rodas, President of the Brasilian Antitrust Department. Grateful acknowledgement is also due to Prof. Dr. Ulrich Drobnig and Doris Nedelmann of the Max-Planck-Institute for Foreign Private and Inter…

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Cornelius G. van der Merwe, “I. Introduction”, in: International Encyclopedia of Comparative Law Online, Edited by: U. Drobnig, R. David, H. H. Egawa, R. Graveson, V. Knapp, A. T. Von Mehren, Y. Noda, S. Rozmaryn, V. M. Tschchikvadze, H. Valladão, H. Yntema, K. Zweigert. Consulted online on 25 January 2022 <>
First published online: 2018

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