L'autonomie de la volonté en droit international privé européen de la famille (Party Autonomy in European Private International Family Law)

Derecho y autonomía privada: una visión comparada e interdisciplinar, pp. 435-447, M. A. Parra Lucán, ed., S. Gaspar Lera, coord., Editorial Comares, 2017

Max Planck Private Law Research Paper No. 17/8

16 Pages Posted: 30 Mar 2017 Last revised: 26 Apr 2018

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Samuel Fulli-Lemaire

Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law

Date Written: December 31, 2016

Abstract

French Abstract: Hier encore marginale, l’autonomie de la volonté est devenue l’une des figures emblématiques du droit international privé de la famille à l’heure européenne. Les multiples occurrences de l’option de législation dans les différents Règlements adoptés au sein de l’Union européenne en matière familiale, tout dernièrement dans les récents Règlements « régimes matrimoniaux » et « partenariats enregistrés », rendent ainsi nécessaire un réexamen des justifications du recours à ce mécanisme, qui ont pour partie été élaborées en vue d’un rôle plus marginal. Sur cette base, il est alors possible d’étudier la réglementation européenne de l’option de législation, en prêtant une particulière attention à la cohérence d’ensemble de la discipline.

English Abstract: In the course of the last few decades, choice of law by the parties has grown from a peripheral tool to a cornerstone of private international family law. The decisive factor driving this development is Europeanization, since all recent EU Regulations enacted in this field make use of party autonomy, most recently the Regulations on matrimonial property and on the property consequences of registered partnerships. The justifications for party autonomy in private international family law were largely considered before it acquired the prominent role that it now has. The rationale for resorting to party autonomy should therefore be re-examined in the present broader context. This re-examination will allow for a description and analysis of the way party autonomy is regulated in EU private international family law, with particular attention being paid to the overall consistency of this system.

Note: This pre-print version is published in the Max Planck Private Law Research Papers Series with the permission of the rights owner, Editorial Comares. Downloadable document is in French.

Keywords: Private International Law, Choice of Law, Family, Party Autonomy, European Union; Droit international privé, Famille, Autonomie de la Volonté, Option de législation, Union européenne

JEL Classification: K33, K36

Suggested Citation

Fulli-Lemaire, Samuel, L'autonomie de la volonté en droit international privé européen de la famille (Party Autonomy in European Private International Family Law) (December 31, 2016). Derecho y autonomía privada: una visión comparada e interdisciplinar, pp. 435-447, M. A. Parra Lucán, ed., S. Gaspar Lera, coord., Editorial Comares, 2017; Max Planck Private Law Research Paper No. 17/8. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2942841

Samuel Fulli-Lemaire (Contact Author)

Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law ( email )

Mittelweg 187
Hamburg, D-20148
Germany

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