On Successful Legal Transplants in a Future Ius Commune Europaeum

COMPARATIVE LAW IN THE 21ST CENTURY, Andrew Harding & Esin Örücü, eds., Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2002

18 Pages Posted: 9 Mar 2008

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Jan M. Smits

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

Abstract

This paper investigates to what extent legal transplants can contribute to the emergence of a harmonised private law for the European Union. Its focus is not on the way in which or why legal transplants take place, but on what they lead to. The paper discusses several views on why legal transplants are important and puts forward one particular view of legal harmonisation in which the borrowing of law is of main importance.

Keywords: Legal transplants, ius commune, harmonisation

JEL Classification: K00

Suggested Citation

Smits, Jan M., On Successful Legal Transplants in a Future Ius Commune Europaeum. COMPARATIVE LAW IN THE 21ST CENTURY, Andrew Harding & Esin Örücü, eds., Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2002. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1104422

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Maastricht, NL-6200 MD
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