SOC030 European Private International Law

Faculty of Law
Autumn 2017
Extent and Intensity
2/0. 6 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
JUDr. Klára Drličková, Ph.D. (lecturer)
JUDr. Tereza Kyselovská, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
JUDr. Klára Drličková, Ph.D.
Department of International and European Law - Faculty of Law
Contact Person: doc. JUDr. Ing. Michal Radvan, Ph.D.
Supplier department: Department of International and European Law - Faculty of Law
Mon 25. 9. to Fri 22. 12. Thu 16:40–18:10 124
Basic knowledge of Private International Law and European Law.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
Fields of study the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The aim of this subject is the analysis of most important instruments (including relevant case law) existing in the European Private International Law - Rome I Regulation, Rome II Regulation, Brussels I Regulation. The main objectives can be summarized as follows: to become deeper acquainted with the instruments existing in European judicial area; to gain the ability to recognise the problematic aspects of this instruments; to become acquainted with the relevant case law of the ECJ; to obtain the ability to analyze this case law.
  • Introduction to EPIL, autonomous interpretation
  • Rome I Regulation - scope of application, choice of law
  • Rome I Regulation - law applicable in the absence of choice of law
  • Rome I Regulation - other questions
  • Rome II Regulation - scope of application, general rule
  • Rome II Regulation - special rules, other questions
  • Brussels I Regulation - scope of application
  • Brussels I - jurisdiction
  • Brussels I - recognition and enforcement
    required literature
  • Interactive syllabus of this subject
    recommended literature
  • BRIGGS, Adrian. Agreements on jurisdiction and choice of law. 1st pub. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008. xlix, 572. ISBN 9780199282302. info
  • Brussels I regulation. Edited by Alfonso Luis Calvo Caravaca - John Blakeley - Ulrich Magnus - Peter Ma. München: Sellier. European Law Publishers, 2007. xxvii, 852. ISBN 9783935808323. info
  • BOGDAN, Michael. Concise introduction to EU private international law. Groningen: Europa Law Publishing, 2006. x, 220. ISBN 9076871701. info
  • BOGDAN, Michael and Ulf MAUNSBACH. EU private international law: an EC court casebook. Groningen: Europa Law Publishing, 2006. xxii, 331. ISBN 907687171X. info
  • BRIGGS, Adrian. Civil jurisdiction and judgments. Edited by Peter Rees. 4th ed. London: Norton rose, 2005. lxi, 743. ISBN 1843114259. info
Teaching methods
Seminars, analysis of the case law, class discussion homeworks
Assessment methods
Weekly seminars, obligatory attendance, home study of case law, class dicussion on problematic aspects, written exam
Language of instruction
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2008, Spring 2009, Spring 2010, Spring 2011, Autumn 2013, Autumn 2014, Autumn 2015, Autumn 2016, Autumn 2018.
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