Now (partly) online: Encyclopedia of Private International Law


During the last four years a group of 181 authors from 57 countries has been working very hard to make a special book project come true: the 4-volume Encyclopedia of Private International Law (published by Edward Elgar and edited by Jürgen Basedow, Franco Ferrari, Pedro de Miguel Asensio and me). Containing 247 chapters, 80 national reports and English translations of legal instruments from 80 countries, some parts of the Encyclopedia are now  available via Elgaronline (in beta version).

Access to the actual content (i.e. the entries, the national reports and the translated legal instruments) is limited to paying customers. However, some chapters including the following, are accessible free of charge:

  • (American) conflict of laws revolution, by Linda Silberman
  • Choice of forum and submission to jurisdiction, by Adrian Briggs
  • Choice of law, by Jürgen Basedow
  • Globalisation and private international law, by Horatia Muir-Watt

Publication of the Encyclopedia in print is scheduled for Summer 2017.