Amsterdam Law School Research Paper No. 2014-48
13 Pages Posted: 5 Sep 2014 Last revised: 8 Sep 2014
Date Written: September 4, 2014
In 2012, Hans Micklitz presented a report (Gutachten) for the German lawyers’ association (Deutscher Juristentag), which was recently published also in English, in which he asked the question: ‘Do consumers and businesses need a new architecture of consumer law?’ Micklitz answers the question of whether there is a need for a new design of consumer law positively. Consequentially, he proposes to reshape consumer law into a special law. In this short contribution to a Festschrift in his honour, I take issue with that proposal and with the main reasons Micklitz offers in its support.
Keywords: consumer law, private law, contract law
JEL Classification: K12
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