Private law rights and remedies under the free movement of goods and services

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Primary EU Law and Private Law Concepts starts with the hypothesis that the European Court of Justice has developed concepts in private law cases which differ in substance from the concepts that exist in the private law systems of the Member States. It aims to present developments in the current law of which EU lawyers and private lawyers generally are unaware. It offers ground-breaking analyses of the main private law concepts (the person, property, contract and tort and remedies) as they are used, created or adjusted by the Court. Each analysis results from insights obtained from the substantive meaning of the concepts deployed in the Court’s case law, disconnected from the national meanings of such concepts. The direction of this analysis is from the cases to the concepts, not the other way around: the cases and the facts behind the private law relationships are the starting point. In this way the analyses show in detail how primary EU law influences private law relationships.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPrimary EU Law and Private Law Concepts
EditorsHans-W. Micklitz, Carla Sieburgh
Place of PublicationCambridge
Pages 47-91
ISBN (Print) 9781780684529
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2017


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