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The Modern Approach to Private International Law. International Litigation and Transactions from a Common-Law Perspective. General Course on Private International Law (Volume 319)

(119,790 words)

Author(s): C. Hartley, Trevor
C. Hartley, Trevor Keywords: Common law | Private international law | Mots clefs: Pays de Common law | Droit international privé | ABSTRACT In the opening pages of his course on private international law, Trevor C. Hartley, Professor Emeritus of the London School of Economics, reminds us that private international law, despite its name, is just a branch of the ordinary law of the land: it has no special authority. The only exceptions are the limited number of treaties and the increasing number of EU legal documents th…

Succession Substitutes (Volume 356)

(88,818 words)

Author(s): Talpis, Jeffrey
Talpis, Jeffrey Keywords: Property | Estate | Law of succession | Law of property | Conflict of laws | Private international law | Common law | Civil law countries | Mots clefs: ABSTRACT The Professor first talks about the various instruments used to transfer property at death by succession, as well as the main characteristics and categories of successions. In a second part, is discussed the law used in known succession substitutes, as well as other new approaches used. Third, the choice of law rules is reviewed, in addition to…