Commercial Trusts in European Private Law

Michele Graziadei, Ugo Mattei, and Lionel Smith, COMMERICAL TRUSTS IN EUROPEAN PRIVATE LAW, Cambridge University Press, 2005

Posted: 17 Jan 2006

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Michele Graziadei

University of Piemonte Orientale

Ugo Mattei

UC Law, San Francisco

Lionel Smith

Downing Professor of the Laws of England

Abstract

This book examines the law governing asset management in a wide range of commercial contexts across 15 jurisdictions of the European Union. The study includes the basic features of the available legal institutions (for example, whether they provide bankruptcy protection or allow free choice of governing law) and specialized applications in particular fields (such as pensions and collective investment schemes). Produced with a team of over 20 contributors, it is the latest volume to appear from the Trent-based project The Common Core of European Private Law.

The volume begins with a study of the history of comparative law scholarship in the field of trusts, situating the current work in the field and addressing the thorny issue of terminology. The comparative data are structured, according to the Common Core methodology, around hypothetical questions and responses from national reporters. The authors present comparative conclusions regarding the reports and a discussion of the issues raised for further study. The volume also includes an essay by Donovan Waters QC on the Hague Convention on the Law Applicable to Trusts and on their Recognition.

Keywords: trusts, commercial law, political economy, comparative law, bankruptcy, asset management, conflict of laws

JEL Classification: K1, K10, K11, K12, K13, K14, K19, K22, K33

Suggested Citation

Graziadei, Michele and Mattei, Ugo A. and Smith, Lionel, Commercial Trusts in European Private Law. Michele Graziadei, Ugo Mattei, and Lionel Smith, COMMERICAL TRUSTS IN EUROPEAN PRIVATE LAW, Cambridge University Press, 2005, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=875641

Michele Graziadei

University of Piemonte Orientale ( email )

Rectory, via Duomo
Novara, Novara 6-13100
Italy

Ugo A. Mattei

UC Law, San Francisco ( email )

200 McAllister Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
United States

Lionel Smith (Contact Author)

Downing Professor of the Laws of England ( email )

10 West Road
Cambridge, CB3 9DZ
United Kingdom

HOME PAGE: http://www.law.cam.ac.uk/people/academic/d-smith/83102

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