European Directives on Civil Law – Shaping a New German Civil Code

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Thomas M.J. Möllers

University of Augsburg - Faculty of Law

Date Written: 2003

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Möllers, Thomas M.J., European Directives on Civil Law – Shaping a New German Civil Code (2003). Tulane European and Civil Law Forum, Vol. 18, pp. 1-37, 2003, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1709965

Thomas M.J. Möllers (Contact Author)

University of Augsburg - Faculty of Law ( email )

Germany

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