European Directives on Civil Law – Shaping a New German Civil Code
37 Pages Posted: 18 Nov 2010 Last revised: 24 Nov 2010
Date Written: 2003
The harmonisation of law by means of directives is increasingly assuming the role of creating a common market in Europe, principally through civil and business law. This article traces this legislation and its associated judge-made law. In addition, the Reformed German Law of Obligations Act of 2002 (Schuldrechtsmodernisierungsgesetz) is examined, which reintegrates private law statues into the German Civil Code. Numerous conventional civil law principles will have to be rationalised anew.
Keywords: Germany, European Union, Law of Obligations, Harmonisation of Law
JEL Classification: K12, K13, K30
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