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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Prof Dr Susanne Augenhofer

Winter term 2011/2012


Specialization 4, Subspecialization 4b: Market and Contract Law 


10681 European Contract Law


European law has an increasing influence on private law. In the first part of the course, the most important conceptual problems are taken into account. The question of what importance European law can have for national private law is highlighted, and we will look at which instruments are used to harmonize the law. The second part focuses on several areas where the law of obligations has already been harmonized. Different aspects regarding the conclusion of a contract and the law of standard contract terms, sales law, the law of electronic commerce, securities trade and the law of commercial agents are taken into account. The application and enforcement of European private law aiming to harmonize international private law and national civil procedure law is highlighted, as for instance by the necessity of an autonomous European interpretation of law.

In the third part of the course, principles are presented that shape European contract law through existing European law or through the commonality of all Member States. An outlook on a possible European (optional) contract code will be given.

International students are welcome!

Reading: will be announced at the first lecture.

Exam: written exam.

Papers: All papers are available on www.moodle.hu-berlin.de after the lecture.


10416 Prüfungssimulation Zivilrecht

Tuesday, 7 February 2012: S. Augenhofer

Time: 12:00 to 14:00

Room: UL 9, 210