European Competence, A European Civil Code, A Common Frame of Reference or An Optional Instrument

19 Pages Posted: 20 Nov 2009 Last revised: 26 Dec 2012

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Jacobien W. Rutgers

VU University Amsterdam - Faculty of Law

Date Written: November 19, 2009

Abstract

In this paper, it is explored whether the European Union has the power to adopt a European Civil Code under the Lisbon Treaty. A distinction is made between an instrument that replaces national law and an instrument that exists in addition to the national legal systems. Considering the lack of competence in the Lisbon Treaty, it is explored why the European Commission has come forward with the Common Frame of Reference.

Keywords: European Union, contract law, European civil code

Suggested Citation

Rutgers, Jacobien W., European Competence, A European Civil Code, A Common Frame of Reference or An Optional Instrument (November 19, 2009). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1509382 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1509382

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