Negotiating (in the Shadow of a) European Private Law

Maastricht Journal of European and Comparative Law, Vol. 15, No. 3, pp. 395-413, 2008

Ticom Working Paper on Comparative and Transnational Law No. 2008/9

22 Pages Posted: 5 Oct 2008 Last revised: 2 Feb 2011

See all articles by Alain Laurent P. G. Verbeke

Alain Laurent P. G. Verbeke

University of Leuven, Director Rector Roger Dillemans Family Property Law Institute, Codirector Institute for Contract Law, Codirector Leuven Center for Notary Law; Harvard Law School; University of Leuven, Faculty of Psychology; Tilburg Law School Department of Private Law and TISCO; Catholic University of Portugal (UCP) - Católica Global School of Law; Greenille by Laga

Date Written: October 2, 2008

Abstract

The outcome of any negotiation, dispute or rulemaking, is to a certain extent influenced by rules and precedents. Moreover, clear and predictable rules may protect the weaker party in a negotiation because, as objective standards, these rules impact the distributive issues at stake, and contribute to the outcome fairness of the agreement. Applied to the field of European private law, the author argues for a more consistent approach to harmonisation, taking into account insights from negotiation theory and process building.

Keywords: European private law, Negotiation theory

Suggested Citation

Verbeke, Alain Laurent P. G., Negotiating (in the Shadow of a) European Private Law (October 2, 2008). Maastricht Journal of European and Comparative Law, Vol. 15, No. 3, pp. 395-413, 2008; Ticom Working Paper on Comparative and Transnational Law No. 2008/9. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1277143

Alain Laurent P. G. Verbeke (Contact Author)

University of Leuven, Director Rector Roger Dillemans Family Property Law Institute, Codirector Institute for Contract Law, Codirector Leuven Center for Notary Law ( email )

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