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International Commercial Litigation
Text, Cases and Materials on Private International Law

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  • Date Published: September 2009
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  • isbn: 9780511590467

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  • This carefully structured, practice-orientated textbook provides everything the law student needs to know about international commercial litigation. The strong comparative component provides a thought-provoking international perspective, while at the same time allowing readers to gain unique insights into litigation in English courts. Three important themes of the book analyse how the international element may call into question the power of the court to hear the case, whether it should exercise this power, whether foreign law applies, and whether the court should take into account any foreign judgement. Hartley provides the reader with extracts from leading cases and relevant legislation, together with an extensive reference library of further reading for those who wish to explore the topic in more detail, making this a valuable, single-source textbook. The title will benefit from a companion website, setting out all relevant case law developments for the students.

    • Substantial extracts for leading cases are set out, so students can get an insight into how judges think
    • Also included is other material on jurisdictions, especially the United States
    • Extensive reading list after each chapter
    • Companion website will update material to reflect most recent case law developments
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    • Date Published: September 2009
    • format: Adobe eBook Reader
    • isbn: 9780511590467
    • availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Starting Off:
    1. Introduction
    Part II. Jurisdiction:
    2. Jurisdiction: an analysis
    3. Jurisdiction under EC law: basic principles and structures
    4. EC law: special jurisdiction
    5. The traditional English rules
    6. Developments in Canada
    7. US law - an outline
    8. Choice-of-court agreements
    9. Forum non conveniens and antisuit injunctions
    10. Overlapping jurisdiction in EC law
    11. Special topics - I
    12. Special topics - II
    Part III. Foreign Judgments:
    13. Introduction to Part III
    14. EC law
    15. English law - jurisdiction
    16. English law - defences
    17. The Canadian conflicts (judgments) revolution
    18. US law - some highlights
    Part IV. Procedure:
    19. Freezing assets
    20. Obtaining evidence abroad - forum procedures
    21. Obtaining evidence abroad - international co-operation
    Part V. Choice of Law:
    22. Introduction to choice of law
    23. Torts
    24. Contracts - the principle of party autonomy
    25. Contracts - legal policy and choice of law
    26. Regulating business, protecting employees and helping consumers
    27. Foreign currency
    28. Property - tangible movables
    29. Contractual rights and property interests - I
    30. Contractual rights and property interests - II
    31. Contractual rights and property interests - III
    Part VI. Extraterritoriality:
    32. Introduction to extraterritoriality
    33. Extraterritorial application of US antitrust law
    34. The international response
    35. Extraterritorial application of EC competition law.

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    Trevor C. Hartley, London School of Economics and Political Science
    Trevor C. Hartley is Professor of Law Emeritus at the London School of Economics, where he specialises in private international law and European Community law.

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