Security Rights in Movable Property in European Private Law

by Eva-Maria Kieninger

Part of the The Common Core of European Private Law Series

Security Rights in Movable Property in European Private Law Synopsis

For every transnational lawyer, it is vital to know the differences between national secured transactions laws. Since the applicable law is determined by the place where the collateral is situated, it may change when movables are brought from one state to another. Introductory essays from comparative lawyers set the scene. The book then presents a survey of the law relating to secured transactions in the member states of the European Union. Following the Common Core approach, the national reports are centred around fifteen hypothetical cases dealing with the most important issues of secured transactions law, such as the creation of security rights in different business situations, the relationship between debtor and secured creditor, the nature of the creditor's rights and their enforcement as against third parties. each case is followed by a comparative summary. A general report evaluates the possibilities of European harmonisation in the field of secured transactions law.

Security Rights in Movable Property in European Private Law Press Reviews

'The volume is a profound comparative study which discusses the main problems of the European law of security rights in movable property in depth. ... The study ... is a valuable contribution to scholarship in the field of security law, but also to comparative property law in general. The neutral and descriptive approach of the study constitutes a good basis for further scholarly and political discussions on the harmonisation of security law. The case-orientated approach makes it also a good device for legal education. The volume thus can serve as a useful basis for a course or seminar on comparative property law. The picture that is drawn shows clearly that there is space and need for activity by the European Union.' Maastricht Journal of European and Comparative Law

Book Information

ISBN: 9780521839679
Publication date: 26th August 2004
Author: Eva-Maria Kieninger
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 828 pages
Categories: Comparative law, Property law,

About Eva-Maria Kieninger

Professor of German and European Private Law and Private International Law at Universitat Wurzburg, Germany.

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