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William Vukowich

This comprehensive work covers the consumer protection laws and policies of governing bodies around the world. By presenting materials from edited laws, directives, courts cases, administrative regulations, and commission studies, the author explores the different approaches to the regulation of advertising, sales practices, credit, and product safety and quality. The methods by which consumer protection laws are enforced at the public and private level are also examined.



Published under the Transnational Publishers imprint.

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Symeon Symeonides

This book is an updated and expanded version of the General Course delivered by the author at the Hague Academy of International Law in 2002. The book chronicles and evaluates the intellectual movement known as “the revolution” in American private international law. This movement began in the 1960s, caught fire in the ‘70s, spread in the ‘80s and declared victory in the ‘90s, leading to the abandonment of the centuries-old choice-of-law system, at least for torts and contracts. This book:
• explores the revolution’s philosophical and methodological underpinnings;
• provides the most comprehensive and systematic analysis of court decisions following the revolution;
• identifies the revolution’s successes and failures; and
• proposes ways and means (including a new breed of “smart” choice-of-law rules) to turn the revolution’s victory into success.

David D. Caron and Crook



Examining the Tribunal’s structure, operations and evolution in search of the underlying patterns that characterize such international institutions, this valuable book records the diverse experiences and judgments of a group of outstanding lawyers, each of whom has played a significant role at some stage of the Tribunal’s proceedings.

The essays are grouped in three distinct stages in the Tribunal’s history. The first group deals with the creation of the Tribunal, building upon the bare-boned framework laid down by the Claims Settlement Declaration. The second deals with the Tribunal at work, processing and deciding cases during the period when it gave greatest emphasis to resolving large commercial claims. The third deals with the present situation where the Tribunal has taken a docket first dominated by claims of U.S.-Iranian dual nationals against Iran and then by a small group of large and difficult claims between the two governments.

Published under the auspices of the American Society of International Law.



Published under the Transnational Publishers imprint.

Edited by The Hague Conference on Private Internat

Les dernières décennies ont vu un accroissement spectaculaire de la valeur, du nombre et de la vitesse des opérations sur titres transfrontalières, facilitées par les avancées technologiques. L'incertitude juridique quant à la loi régissant l'opposabilité, la priorité et les autres effets des transferts imposent d'importants coûts frictionnels même pour les opérations de routine, et constitue une contrainte importante affectant les réductions souhaitables des risques de crédit et de liquidité. Afin de pallier les incertitudes actuelles, la Dix-neuvième session diplomatique de la Conférence de La Haye de droit international privé a adopté à l'unanimité la Convention sur la loi applicable à certains droits sur des titres détenus auprès d'un intermédiaire (la Convention de La Haye sur les titres). Le présent volume apporte les explications les plus autorisées et complètes de la Convention. Il est divisé en deux parties : une introduction générale, qui propose un survol utile de la Convention et décrit de manière succincte ses éléments essentiels, et un commentaire complet de chaque article de la Convention. De nombreux exemples pratiques illustrent efficacement la nature et la teneur des commentaires.

Edited by The Hague Conference on Private Internat

This present publication represents the second volume of a series entitled Proceedings of the Nineteenth Session, which encompasses all documents relating to the Nineteenth Session of the Hague Conference on Private International Law. This volume is particularly dedicated to the work undertaken by the Hague Conference in fields as many and varied as international family law (international adoption, child abduction, succession), international commercial and finance law, as well as international judicial and administrative co-operation (service, taking of evidence, legalisation). Consultation of preparatory documents, reports and minutes of meetings dedicated to these matters will be particularly useful to the reader wishing to grasp the legal and technical issues surrounding the international conventions adopted within the framework of the Hague Conference.

Ce second volume des Actes et documents de la Dix-neuvième session regroupe tous les documents relatifs à la dix-neuvième session de la Conférence de La Haye de droit international privé. Ce volume est plus spécialement dédié aux travaux entrepris par la Conférence dans des domaines aussi divers et variés que le droit international de la famille (adoption internationale, enlèvement d’enfants, successions), le droit commercial et bancaire international ainsi que l’entraide administrative et judiciaire internationale (notification, obtention des preuves, légalisation). Les documents préparatoires, les procès-verbaux de séances et rapports consacrés à ces thèmes seront particulièrement utiles au lecteur désireux de comprendre les questions juridiques et techniques liées aux Conventions internationales adoptées dans le cadre de la Conférence de La Haye.

Marcel Fontaine and Filip de Ly

Drafting International Contracts is an essential resource for anyone working in international business. The book is a straightforward, easy-to-use tool featuring all the latest trends and developments, including a summary of 25 years of meetings and discussions of the International Contracts Working Group, comprised of professional lawyers, corporate counsel, and academics. It offers a systematic analysis of the main clauses present in international contracts, providing abundant quotations of actual clauses, with critical assessments. The book fosters an understanding of how international contracts are drafted in actual practice.
Published under the Transnational Publishers imprint.

EU Law and Private International Law

The Interrelationship in Contractual Obligations

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Jan-Jaap Kuipers

The Rome I Regulation on the Law Applicable to Contractual Obligations has unified the conflict of laws rules of the Member States. The influence of the European Union upon Private International Law goes beyond positive harmonisation however. There is a certain tension between European law and PIL. European law is concerned with whether the imposition of a rule constitutes a restriction to the internal market whereas PIL does not seek to neutralise the disadvantages that result from differences between national laws but instead tries to locate the geographical centre of the legal relationship. The present book attempts to identify the methodological disharmony between the two legal disciplines in the regulation of cross border contracts and proposes suggestions to enhance their mutual understanding.

Latin American Investment Protections

Comparative Perspectives on Laws, Treaties, and Disputes for Investors, States and Counsel

Edited by Jonathan C. Hamilton, Omar E. Garcia-Bolivar and Hernando Otero

Latin American Investment Protections provides a unique country-by-country discussion of legal protections, dispute resolution and arbitration relating to foreign investment in Latin America. Topics include relevant local laws, legal stability regimes (often overlooked), related State institutions, treaties for the protection of foreign investments, international arbitration and other dispute resolution mechanisms and foreign investment disputes involving investment in Latin America.

Featuring chapters surveying 18 countries and prepared by a field of leading experts, Latin American Investment Protections is tailored to investors, host States, legal practitioners and academics alike, providing a comprehensive
overview of the field.