International Encyclopedia of Comparative Law, Instalment 40


This massive work represents the labour of hundreds of lawyers and scholars throughout the world. It is undoubtedly the most extensive and thorough examination of comparative law on the international level ever published. It incorporates not only detailed descriptions of the legal systems of more than 150 countries but, above all, thoroughly documented comparative analyses of the main issues in civil and commercial law and related issues world-wide. Consisting of 17 volumes in total, each volume is divided into 6-20 chapters written by relevant specialists. Rather than delaying publication until the volume is complete, every chapter is published on completion in paperback form. Once a year several of these chapters, not necessarily of the same volume, are sent to subscribers in single instalment. As soon as all the chapters in a given volume are ready, they are indexed, updated where necessary and sent to subscribers in high-quality hardback form. For an up-to-date list of published instalments, their contents, and prices, please contact

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Volume III Private International Law Kurt Lipstein - Chief Editor Chapter 2 Sources (52 pp.) Ulrich Drobnig, Alexander N. Makarov Volume XV Labour Law Bob A. Hepple - Chief Editor Chapter 4 Formation, Modification and Termination of Emplyment Contracts (95 pp.) Bruno Veneziani Volume XVI Civil Procedure (103 pp.) Mauro Cappelletti - Chief Editor Chapter 7 Evidence Michele Taruffo