Insurance in Private International Law: A European Perspective

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Bloomsbury Publishing, 2003 M07 17 - 344 pages
This book provides a much-needed analysis of this very important subject for international business lawyers,including discussion of the jurisdictional and choice of laws issues arising from cross-border contracts of insurance and reinsurance concluded by electronic means.

This book is the first published in England to devote itself to a detailed analysis of the choice of laws rules in the E.C. Insurance Directives. It is aimed at academics and practitioners, at private international lawyers and at insurance lawyers. The private international law rules of the E.C. Insurance Directives deal with the applicable law to insurance contracts covering risks situated within the EU. They do not deal with the applicable law to reinsurance contracts and insurance contracts covering risks situated outside the EU. This should be ascertained by reference to the choice of laws provisions in the 1980 Rome Convention on the law applicable to contractual obligations. Detailed discussion of these rules is also provided, and proposals for reform suggested.


Jurisdictional Recognition and Enforcement of Judgments Problems and Possible Solutions
The Law Applicable to Insurance and Reinsurance Contracts Under the 1980 Rome Convention and the EC Insurance Directives
The European Private International Law of Compulsory Insurance
The European Private International Law Rules of Insurance and Reinsurance Contracts by Electronic Means

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Francesco Seatzu is an Assistant Professor of International and European Union Law at the University of Cagliari in Italy.

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