Harmonisation of Civil Procedure and Its Interaction with Substantive Private Law

13 Pages Posted: 31 Mar 2014 Last revised: 1 Apr 2014

Date Written: June 18, 2010

Abstract

This contribution deals with the interaction between procedural law and substantive private law in the context of a partially harmonised but mainly unharmonised substantive law. It also discusses civil proceedings dealing with matters not exclusively governed by domestic law. Procedural law should take into account that the applicable private law is often drafted or developed having regard to different rules of procedure (foreign private law) or without taking into consideration the existing rules of civil procedure. The author illustrates more specifically the possible problems with regard to (1) procedural rules concerning the availability of and access to procedures and the powers of courts, (2) the protection of defendants and (3) a change of parties or their rights under substantive law during the course of the proceedings.

Keywords: harmonisation of civil procedure, prescription, enforcement, standing, evidence

JEL Classification: K40

Suggested Citation

Storme, Matthias E, Harmonisation of Civil Procedure and Its Interaction with Substantive Private Law (June 18, 2010). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2417890 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2417890

Matthias E Storme (Contact Author)

KU Leuven ( email )

Tiensestraat 41
B-3000 Leuven, Vlaams-Brabant 3000
Belgium

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