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A European Private Law as a Mixed Legal System


Jan M. Smits


Maastricht University Faculty of Law - Maastricht European Private Law Institute (M-EPLI)

1998

Maastricht Journal of European and Comparative Law, Vol. 5, pp. 328-340, 1998

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In this article, it is defended that a European Private Law should not come about in some centralist unification process, but through competition of legal rules. In particular the role of the courts in doing so is emphasised. This alternative road towards a European private law is much more in line with the historical development of the ius commune than other proposed methods to reach uniformity.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 13

Keywords: European Private Law, Unification, Comparative Law

JEL Classification: K10

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Smits, Jan M., A European Private Law as a Mixed Legal System (1998). Maastricht Journal of European and Comparative Law, Vol. 5, pp. 328-340, 1998. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=795148

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Maastricht University Faculty of Law - Maastricht European Private Law Institute (M-EPLI) ( email )
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Maastricht, NL-6200 MD
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