Lionel Smith

McGill University, Faculty of Law, Paul-André Crépeau Centre for Private and Comparative Law

Sir William C. Macdonald Professor of Law

3690 Peel Street

Montreal, Quebec H3A 1W9

Canada

http://www.mcgill.ca/law/about/profs/smith-lionel

University of Oxford - Faculty of Law

Visiting Professor

St Cross Building

St Cross Rd

Oxford , OX1 3UL

United Kingdom

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1.

Fiduciary Relationships: Ensuring the Loyal Exercise of Judgement on Behalf of Another

(2014), 130 Law Quarterly Review 608-634, King's College London Law School Research Paper No. 2015-20
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 04 Feb 2015 Last Revised: 02 Sep 2016
Lionel Smith
McGill University, Faculty of Law, Paul-André Crépeau Centre for Private and Comparative Law
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Fiduciary obligations, loyalty, trusts, trustees, agency, partnership, directors, corporations, executors

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The Motive, Not the Deed

RATIONALIZING PROPERTY, EQUITY AND TRUSTS: ESSAYS IN HONOUR OF EDWARD BURN, ch. 4, J. Getzler, ed., Butterworths, 2003
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 25 Jun 2003 Last Revised: 13 Dec 2013
Lionel Smith
McGill University, Faculty of Law, Paul-André Crépeau Centre for Private and Comparative Law
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fiduciary, loyalty, conflict of interest, trusts, trustees, corporate law, directors, takeovers, powers, comparative law, civil law, common law, good

3.

Property, Subsidiarity, and Unjust Enrichment

D. Johnston and R. Zimmermann, eds., Unjustified Enrichment: Key Issues in Comparative Perspective (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002; paperback edition, 2010) 588-623
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 10 Feb 2003 Last Revised: 04 Dec 2013
Lionel Smith
McGill University, Faculty of Law, Paul-André Crépeau Centre for Private and Comparative Law
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unjust enrichment, unjustified enrichment, property, contract, comparative law, civil law, common law, German law, Quebec law, Roman law

4.

Massively Discretionary Trusts

[2017] Current Legal Problems 17; also published as ch. 5 in R.C. Nolan, K.F.K. Law, and T.H. Wu, eds., Trusts and Modern Wealth Management (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018) 130.
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 16 Mar 2017 Last Revised: 19 Jul 2018
Lionel Smith
McGill University, Faculty of Law, Paul-André Crépeau Centre for Private and Comparative Law
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Trusts, Discretionary Trusts, Trustees' Duties, Non-Charitable Purpose Trusts, Saunders v. Vautier, Information

5.

North-West Transportation Co. Ltd. v. Beatty

LANDMARK CASES IN EQUITY, C. Mitchell and P. Mitchell, eds., Oxford: Hart, 2012
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 04 Oct 2011 Last Revised: 04 Dec 2013
Lionel Smith
McGill University, Faculty of Law, Paul-André Crépeau Centre for Private and Comparative Law
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Philosophical Foundations of Proprietary Remedies

PHILOSOPHICAL FOUNDATIONS OF THE LAW OF UNJUST ENRICHMENT, R. Chambers, C. Mitchell, J. Penner, eds., Chapter 10, OUP, 2009
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 20 Feb 2009
Lionel Smith
McGill University, Faculty of Law, Paul-André Crépeau Centre for Private and Comparative Law
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trusts, constructive trusts, unjust enrichment

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Common Law and Equity in R3RUE

Washington and Lee Law Review, Vol. 68, 2011
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 03 Sep 2011
Lionel Smith
McGill University, Faculty of Law, Paul-André Crépeau Centre for Private and Comparative Law
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Equity, trusts, common law, fusion, restitution, unjust enrichment, restatement, constructive trust

8.

Deterrence, Prophylaxis and Punishment in Fiduciary Obligations

(2013) 7 Journal of Equity 87-104
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 09 Nov 2013 Last Revised: 18 Sep 2014
Lionel Smith
McGill University, Faculty of Law, Paul-André Crépeau Centre for Private and Comparative Law
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fiduciary obligations; conflicts of interest

9.

Trust and Patrimony

Estates, Trusts and Pensions Journal, Vol. 28, pp. 332-354, 2009, Revue générale de droit, Vol. 38, pp. 379-403, 2008
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 03 Oct 2007 Last Revised: 04 Dec 2013
Lionel Smith
McGill University, Faculty of Law, Paul-André Crépeau Centre for Private and Comparative Law
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trust, patrimony, legal persons

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The Measurement of Compensation Claims Against Trustees and Fiduciaries

EXPLORING PRIVATE LAW, Chapter 16, pp. 363-376, E. Bant, M. Harding, eds., Cambridge University Press, 2010
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 15 Nov 2010
Lionel Smith
McGill University, Faculty of Law, Paul-André Crépeau Centre for Private and Comparative Law
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Trusts, fiduciary law, remedies

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Contract, Consent, and Fiduciary Relationships

P. Miller and A. Gold, eds., Contract, Status, and Fiduciary Law, Oxford, O.U.P., 2016, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 05 Mar 2016 Last Revised: 29 Mar 2016
Lionel Smith
McGill University, Faculty of Law, Paul-André Crépeau Centre for Private and Comparative Law
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fiduciary law, contracts, consent, undertaking

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The Loyalty of Lawyers: A Comment on 3464920 Canada Inc. v. Strother

Canadian Bar Review, Vol. 87, p. 247, 2008
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 19 Sep 2008
Lionel Smith and Remus D. Valsan
McGill University, Faculty of Law, Paul-André Crépeau Centre for Private and Comparative Law and McGill University - Faculty of Law
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fiduciary relationship, fiduciary duties, duty of loyalty, lawyers

13.

The Re-Imagined Trust

RE-IMAGINING THE TRUST: TRUSTS IN CIVIL LAW, L. Smith, ed., Cambridge University Press, 2012
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 17 Oct 2011
Lionel Smith
McGill University, Faculty of Law, Paul-André Crépeau Centre for Private and Comparative Law
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trusts, comparative law, civil law, mixed legal systems

14.

Can We Be Obliged to Be Selfless?

A. Gold and P. Miller, eds., Philosophical Foundations of Fiduciary Law, Oxford University Press, 2014
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 26 Sep 2013 Last Revised: 13 Dec 2013
Lionel Smith
McGill University, Faculty of Law, Paul-André Crépeau Centre for Private and Comparative Law
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fiduciary, loyalty, conflicts

15.

Mistaking the Trust

Hong Kong Law Journal, Vol. 40, p. 747, 2011
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 14 Nov 2010 Last Revised: 04 Dec 2013
Lionel Smith
McGill University, Faculty of Law, Paul-André Crépeau Centre for Private and Comparative Law
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Trusts, Legal Personality, Legislation, Comparative Law

16.

Aspects of Loyalty

Number of pages: 26 Posted: 31 Jul 2017 Last Revised: 13 May 2018
Lionel Smith
McGill University, Faculty of Law, Paul-André Crépeau Centre for Private and Comparative Law
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fiduciary relationships, fiduciary obligations, duty of care, duty of loyalty, good faith, legal theory

17.

Disgorgement of Profits in Canada

Ch. 16 in E. Hondius and A. Janssen, eds., Disgorgement of Profits: Gain-Based Remedies throughout the World (Cham, Switzerland: Springer, 2015) 281-297, King's College London Law School Research Paper No. 2016-07
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 29 Sep 2015 Last Revised: 02 Sep 2016
Lionel Smith and Jeff Berryman
McGill University, Faculty of Law, Paul-André Crépeau Centre for Private and Comparative Law and University of Windsor - Faculty of Law
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remedies, disgorgement, restitution

18.

The State of the Law of Unjust Enrichment in Common Law Canada

(2015) 57 Canadian Business Law Journal 39, King's College London Law School Research Paper No. 2015-49
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 02 Oct 2015 Last Revised: 02 Sep 2016
Lionel Smith
McGill University, Faculty of Law, Paul-André Crépeau Centre for Private and Comparative Law
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unjust enrichment, restitution, comparative law, legal reasoning

19.

Simplifying Claims to Traceable Proceeds

Law Quarterly Review, Vol. 125, pp. 338-348, 2009
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 15 Nov 2010
Lionel Smith
McGill University, Faculty of Law, Paul-André Crépeau Centre for Private and Comparative Law
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tracing, trusts, common law tracing, equitable tracing, money had and received, legal history

20.

Constructive Trusts and the No-Profit Rule

(2013), 72 Cambridge Law Journal 260-263
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 04 Feb 2015
Lionel Smith
McGill University, Faculty of Law, Paul-André Crépeau Centre for Private and Comparative Law
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fiduciary obligations, constructive trusts, trustees, agency, partnership, directors, corporations, executors

21.

Scottish Trusts in the Common Law

(2013) 17.3 Edinburgh Law Review
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 29 Mar 2013
Lionel Smith
McGill University, Faculty of Law, Paul-André Crépeau Centre for Private and Comparative Law
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Trusts, estates, comparative law, legal history, law reform

22.

Legal Epistemology in the Restatement (3d) of Restitution and Unjust Enrichment

Boston University Law Review, Vol. 92, 2012
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 03 Apr 2012
Lionel Smith
McGill University, Faculty of Law, Paul-André Crépeau Centre for Private and Comparative Law
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restitution, unjust enrichment, legal doctrinal scholarship, restatement, american legal realism

23.

Unravelling Proprietary Restitution

Canadian Business Law Journal, Vol. 40, pp. 317-338, 2004
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 19 Apr 2005 Last Revised: 04 Dec 2013
Lionel Smith
McGill University, Faculty of Law, Paul-André Crépeau Centre for Private and Comparative Law
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Trusts, constructive trusts, unjust enrichment, restitution, bankruptcy, remedies

24.

Unjust Enrichment: Big or Small?

UNJUST ENRICHMENT IN COMMERCIAL LAW, pp. 35-52, S. Degeling, J. Edelman, eds., Pyrmont, N.S.W.: Lawbook Co., 2008
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 11 Jan 2012 Last Revised: 04 Dec 2013
Lionel Smith
McGill University, Faculty of Law, Paul-André Crépeau Centre for Private and Comparative Law
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Demystifying Juristic Reasons

Canadian Business Law Journal, Vol. 45, pp. 281-304, 2007
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 18 Feb 2008 Last Revised: 04 Dec 2013
Lionel Smith
McGill University, Faculty of Law, Paul-André Crépeau Centre for Private and Comparative Law
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unjust enrichment, restitution, comparative law

26.

Defences and the Disunity of Unjust Enrichment

ch. 2 in A. Dyson, J. Goudkamp, and F. Wilmot-Smith, eds., Defences in Unjust Enrichment (Oxford, Hart, 2016), King's College London Law School Research Paper No. 2016-01
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 30 Nov 2015 Last Revised: 02 Sep 2016
Lionel Smith
McGill University, Faculty of Law, Paul-André Crépeau Centre for Private and Comparative Law
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unjust enrichment, defences, causes of action, procedure

27.

The Duties of Trustees in Comparative Perspective

(2016), 24 European Review of Private Law 1031-1052
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 26 May 2016 Last Revised: 20 Jan 2017
Lionel Smith
McGill University, Faculty of Law, Paul-André Crépeau Centre for Private and Comparative Law
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trusts, comparative law, common law, civil law, loyalty, fiduciary, duty of care, duty of prudence

28.

Peter Birks and Comparative Law

(2013) 43 Revue de droit de l’Université de Sherbrooke 193, King's College London Law School Research Paper No. 2013-1
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 04 Nov 2013 Last Revised: 24 Apr 2014
Lionel Smith
McGill University, Faculty of Law, Paul-André Crépeau Centre for Private and Comparative Law
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comparative law, Roman law, legal education

29.

Will-Substitutes and Creditors: Canada and the US

A. Braun and A. Röthel, eds., Passing Wealth on Death: Will-Substitutes in Comparative Perspective (Oxford: Hart, 2016)
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 05 Mar 2016 Last Revised: 16 Mar 2016
Lionel Smith
McGill University, Faculty of Law, Paul-André Crépeau Centre for Private and Comparative Law
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wills, estates, will-substitutes, life insurance, retirement savings plans, joint tenancy, revocable trusts

30.

Intestate Succession in Quebec

Kenneth G C Reid, Marius J de Waal, and Reinhard Zimmermann (eds), Comparative Succession Law, volume II: Intestate Succession (Oxford University Press, 2015, Forthcoming)
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 29 Jul 2015
Lionel Smith
McGill University, Faculty of Law, Paul-André Crépeau Centre for Private and Comparative Law
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succession, intestacy, civil law, common law, comparative law, legal history

31.

Can I Change My Mind? Undoing Trustee Decisions

Estates Trusts & Pensions Journal, Vol. 27, p. 284, 2008
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 23 Sep 2008 Last Revised: 04 Dec 2013
Lionel Smith
McGill University, Faculty of Law, Paul-André Crépeau Centre for Private and Comparative Law
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trusts, trustee powers, rectification, rescission, fiduciary obligations

32.

What is Left of the Non-Delegation Principle?

B. Häcker and C. Mitchell (eds), Current Issues in Succession Law (Hart, 2016, Forthcoming), King's College London Law School Research Paper No. 16-10
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 25 Jan 2016 Last Revised: 05 Apr 2016
Lionel Smith
McGill University, Faculty of Law, Paul-André Crépeau Centre for Private and Comparative Law
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wills and estates, delegation, testamentary freedom, testamentary delegation

33.

Stateless Trusts

L. Smith, ed., The Worlds of the Trust, Cambridge University Press, 2013
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 21 Feb 2013
Lionel Smith
McGill University, Faculty of Law, Paul-André Crépeau Centre for Private and Comparative Law
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trusts, choice of law, private international law

34.

The Rationality of Tradition

PROPERTIES OF LAW: ESSAYS IN HONOUR OF JAMES HARRIS, pp. 297-313, T. Endicott, J. Getzler, and E. Peel, eds., Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 17 Feb 2011
Lionel Smith
McGill University, Faculty of Law, Paul-André Crépeau Centre for Private and Comparative Law
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precedent, stare decisis, overruling, rationality, case law

35.

Unauthorized Dispositions of Trust Property: Tracing in Quebec Law

(2013) 58 McGill L.J. 795-809
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 28 Aug 2013 Last Revised: 18 Sep 2014
Lionel Smith
McGill University, Faculty of Law, Paul-André Crépeau Centre for Private and Comparative Law
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trusts, civil law, tracing, real subrogation, Quebec, remedies

36.

Loyalty and Politics: From Case Law to Statute Law

(2015) 9 Journal of Equity
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 11 Aug 2015 Last Revised: 13 Feb 2017
Lionel Smith
McGill University, Faculty of Law, Paul-André Crépeau Centre for Private and Comparative Law
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fiduciary law, conflicts, politics

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Give the People What They Want? The Onshoring of the Offshore

Iowa Law Review, Vol. 103, 2018, This is a revised version of the 2017 Tamisiea Lecture in Wealth Transfer Law, given at the College of Law, University of Iowa on 8 September 2017 as part of the Iowa Law Review/ACTEC Symposium on “Wealth Transfer Law in Comparative and International Perspective”.
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 27 Jul 2018
Lionel Smith
McGill University, Faculty of Law, Paul-André Crépeau Centre for Private and Comparative Law
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Trusts, Offshore Trusts, Non-Charitable Purpose Trusts, Asset Protection Trusts, Jurisdictional Competition, Choice Of Law

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Powership and Its Objects

A. Steven, R. Anderson and J. MacLeod, eds., Essays in Honour of George Gretton (Avizandum, 2017) 223.
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 15 Feb 2017 Last Revised: 19 Jul 2018
Lionel Smith
McGill University, Faculty of Law, Paul-André Crépeau Centre for Private and Comparative Law
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Canada: The Rise of Judgments with Suspended Effect

Ch. 11 in E. Steiner, ed., Comparing the Prospective Effect of Judicial Rulings Across Jurisdictions (Cham, Switzerland: Springer, 2015) 247-259
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 16 Sep 2015
Lionel Smith
McGill University, Faculty of Law, Paul-André Crépeau Centre for Private and Comparative Law
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precedent, prospective, retrospective, retroactive, stare decisis

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Terminologie et modèles propriétaires au XXIe siècle: propos introductif (Terminology and Property Models in the 21st Century: Introduction)

38 Revue Générale de Droit 229, 2008
Number of pages: 2 Posted: 17 Apr 2014
Yaell Emerich and Lionel Smith
McGill University - Faculty of Law and McGill University, Faculty of Law, Paul-André Crépeau Centre for Private and Comparative Law
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The Timing of Injustice

CALLING POWER TO ACCOUNT: LAW, REPARATIONS, AND THE CHINESE CANADIAN HEAD TAX, Dyzenhaus and Moran, eds., University of Toronto Press, 2005
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 09 May 2005 Last Revised: 04 Dec 2013
Lionel Smith
McGill University, Faculty of Law, Paul-André Crépeau Centre for Private and Comparative Law
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Unjust enrichment, discrimination, historical injustice, restitution, failure of consideration

42.

Law and Equity: Chunk and Permeate?

Ch. 9 in L. Smith and H. Patrick Glenn, eds., Law and the New Logics (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017) 181-195
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 26 Feb 2019
Lionel Smith
McGill University, Faculty of Law, Paul-André Crépeau Centre for Private and Comparative Law
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common law, equity, logic, legal reasoning, legal history

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Execution Against a Power of Revocation

(2013) 129 Law Quarterly Review 332-4
Number of pages: 3 Posted: 04 Feb 2015
Lionel Smith
McGill University, Faculty of Law, Paul-André Crépeau Centre for Private and Comparative Law
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trusts, execution, creditors, revocable trusts

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Freedom of Testation and Family Claims in Canada

Forthcoming, Kenneth G C Reid, Marius J de Waal, and Reinhard Zimmermann (eds), Comparative Succession Law vol III (Oxford University Press, 2019)
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 08 Dec 2018
Alexandra Popovici and Lionel Smith
Université de Sherbrooke and McGill University, Faculty of Law, Paul-André Crépeau Centre for Private and Comparative Law
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Succession, estates, dependants' relief, family provision, forced heirship, indigenous law, comparative law

45.

Droit et pouvoir (Rights and Powers)

Dans A.-.S Hulin et R Leckey, dirs., L’abnégation en droit civil (Montreal: Éditions Yvon Blais, à paraître (Forthcoming))
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 11 Feb 2017 Last Revised: 15 Mar 2017
Lionel Smith
McGill University, Faculty of Law, Paul-André Crépeau Centre for Private and Comparative Law
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Restitution: A New Start?

ch. 5 in P. Devonshire and R. Havelock, eds., The Impact of Equity and Restitution in Commerce Oxford: Hart, 2018) 91-117.
Posted: 08 Dec 2018
Lionel Smith
McGill University, Faculty of Law, Paul-André Crépeau Centre for Private and Comparative Law

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restitution, unjust enrichment

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The Worlds of the Trust

L. Smith (ed.), The Worlds of the Trust (Cambridge University Press, 2013)
Posted: 11 Sep 2013 Last Revised: 04 Dec 2013
Lionel Smith
McGill University, Faculty of Law, Paul-André Crépeau Centre for Private and Comparative Law

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trust, fiducie, fiduciary obligations, comparative trust law

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Commercial Trusts in European Private Law

Michele Graziadei, Ugo Mattei, and Lionel Smith, COMMERICAL TRUSTS IN EUROPEAN PRIVATE LAW, Cambridge University Press, 2005
Posted: 17 Jan 2006
Michele Graziadei, Ugo Mattei and Lionel Smith
University of Piemonte Orientale, University of California Hastings College of the Law and McGill University, Faculty of Law, Paul-André Crépeau Centre for Private and Comparative Law

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trusts, commercial law, political economy, comparative law, bankruptcy, asset management, conflict of laws

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Review of The Invention of Law in the West, by Aldo Schiavone, Belknap Press, Harvard University Press, 2012

(2013) 48 Canadian Journal of History 479-481
Number of pages: 3 Posted: 02 Oct 2014
Lionel Smith
McGill University, Faculty of Law, Paul-André Crépeau Centre for Private and Comparative Law
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legal history, civil law, Roman law