By Peter H. F. Bekker, Rudolf Dolzer, Michael Waibel

ISBN-10: 0521192528

ISBN-13: 9780521192521

This tribute to Professor Detlev Vagts of the Harvard legislations tuition brings jointly his colleagues at Harvard and the yank Society of overseas legislations, in addition to lecturers, judges and practitioners, lots of them his former scholars. Their essays span the whole spectrum of contemporary transnational legislations: foreign legislation quite often; transnational monetary legislation; and transnational lawyering and dispute answer. The participants assessment proven fields of transnational legislations, comparable to the security of estate and funding, and discover new components of legislation that are within the technique of detaching themselves from the countryside corresponding to worldwide administrative legislation and the legislation of cross-border lawyering. the consequences of decentralised norm-making, the proliferation of dispute cost mechanisms and the emerging backlash opposed to international felony interdependence within the kind of calls for for protecting country felony autonomy also are tested

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The policies informing this internationalised and ‘transnationalised’ world order became explicit and formative components of this enlarged conception of law. The concept of the ‘transnational’, as developed by Vagts and similarminded scholars, embodies three significant elements of change. First, matters that ‘transcend’ national frontiers can reach deeply into (or indeed be first formulated deeply within) national legal systems, and in this sense depart significantly from the earlier discrete categories of international and national law.

The term ‘transnational’ emerged as a winner. Such was the period of Detlev Vagts’ university education, military service and brief but instructive career as a practising lawyer involved with international corporate and financial transactions, all a prelude to his almost fifty years of professorial engagement with this new and volatile world. Much of Detlev’s teaching and scholarship fell comfortably within the developing idea or category of the transnational. His work transcended the boundaries of any one of the component fields included in the concept of transnational law.

As if to bear out that observation, the table of contents included: distinctive aspects of transnational lawyering; different forms of dispute resolution; international financial and trade institutions; typical corporate agreements for transnational operations such as licensing of distributorship arrangements; joint ventures; distinctive aspects of corporate actors within transnational business environments; and bodies of law including national and international law (each of which were said to penetrate and influence the other) and public and private law.

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