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La Prescripción en el Derecho Civil de Cataluña: Es Aplicable la Normativa Catalana Solamente Cuando Existe Regulación Propia de la Pretensión Que Prescribe? (The Statute of Limitation in the Civil Code of Catalonia: Is the Catalan Regime Only Applicable When Specific Regulation of the Legal Relationship Subject to the Statute of Limitation Exists?)

33 Pages Posted: 17 Jun 2011  

Juan Manuel Abril Campoy

Autonomous University of Barcelona

Date Written: April 1, 2011

Abstract

This article analyses the problems that arise from the Catalan statute of limitations regulation. The Law 29/2002, of 30 December, First Law of the Civil Code of Catalonia, systematically regulates prescription in line with the laws of our surrounding legal systems and with the European principles of contract law. However, in those cases where there is a conflict of laws, both the Supreme Court and the Catalan Provincial Courts, show a disparity of criteria when deciding which statute of limitations regulation is applicable to the case. This paper argues that the regulations on the statute of limitations contained in the Civil Code of Catalonia are applicable, even when legal loopholes are construed according to the Civil Code.

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Keywords: statute of limitations, Civil Code of Catalonia

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Abril Campoy, Juan Manuel, La Prescripción en el Derecho Civil de Cataluña: Es Aplicable la Normativa Catalana Solamente Cuando Existe Regulación Propia de la Pretensión Que Prescribe? (The Statute of Limitation in the Civil Code of Catalonia: Is the Catalan Regime Only Applicable When Specific Regulation of the Legal Relationship Subject to the Statute of Limitation Exists?) (April 1, 2011). InDret, Vol. 2, 2011. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1838367

Juan Manuel Abril Campoy (Contact Author)

Autonomous University of Barcelona ( email )

Plaça Cívica
Cerdañola del Valles
Barcelona, Barcelona 08193
Spain

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