Roel Westrik, Jeroen van der Weide (eds.), Party Autonomy in International Property Law. Sellier, 2011
This book is the result of a Conference that was held on May 27 and 28, 2010, at the Erasmus School of Law in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. The subject of the conference, ‘Party Autonomy in Property Law’, is known as highly controversial. The conference perfectly met its objective: analyzing and commenting on the question whether party autonomy or, more specifically, a choice of law possibility in matters of Property Law should be recommended or required. The inspired and vivid discussions that took place at the conference are also embodied in this book.
The book includes twelve contributions around four themes: 1) General aspects of party autonomy, as seen from the perspective of Continental Law as well as of Common Law; 2) Private International (Property) Law; 3) Developments and prospects in Europe and in European Law Projects (e.g. European conflict rules for property law?); 4) Assignment in Private International Law, Financial Instruments/the Collateral Directive; Insolvency Law.