Verschraegen on Private International Law in Austria


Bea Verschraegen, Internationales Privatrecht - ein systematischer Überblick, Manz, Wien 2012

Bea Verschraegen, Professor for Comparative Law at the University of Vienna, has recently published a textbook on Private International Law in Austria. It provides an up-to date presentation of the applicable rules and regulations and, thereby, fills a long-lasting gap in the Austrian literature on Private International Law. The official announcement reads as follows:

A new systematic presentation of Private International Law for study and practice has just been published by Bea Verschraegen (Professor for PIL and Comparative Law at the University of Vienna).  The entire body of significant PIL for Austria is examined, including relevant European and international law.  With it, Bea Verschraegen also handles recent innovations in conflict of laws, for instance the Rome III Regulation, the European Maintenance Obligations regulations and the 2007 Hague Maintenance Convention.

Bea Verschraegen’s work contributes in particular to European integration and the corresponding changes to the fundamentals of conflicts of law.  The book is intended as a reference guide from questions related to Private International Law to European and Austrian law.  Therefore, the more detailed section is positioned at the beginning of the book for ease of reference, followed by the more general section thereafter.

The book comprises the following chapters:

I. Detailed Section:

  • Law of Persons
  • Family law
  • Law of Succession
  • Law of Contractual Obligations
  • Law of Non-Contractual Obligations
  • Property law
  •  Company law
  • Competition law (Trade law and anti-trust law)
  • Intellectual Property law

II. General Section

A full table of contents and a preview is available on the publisher’s website.