Max Fabian Starke

EU-Grundrechte und Vertragsrecht

[Fundamental Rights and Contract Law in the European Union.]

2016. XVII, 445 pages.

Studien zum Privatrecht 58

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Fundamental rights increasingly affect contract law. In decisions that touch consumer, insurance and employment contracts, the context of market integration decisively shapes their impact on private power and autonomy. Max Fabian Starke combines a detailed analysis of the EU Court of Justice's jurisprudence with European and national doctrines, contract and fundamental rights theory.
European fundamental rights have increased practical effects on contract law. The Court of Justice of the European Union has applied fundamental rights in cases regarding unfair terms review, annual leave or insurance premiums to name but a few. Such decisions raise key questions concerning both the structure and substantive impact of the constitutionalisation process of contract law in the union. How do fundamental rights relate to these legal provisions, what is their content, and how far do they reach? Of particular interest is their effect on the principle of private autonomy as well as the importance and meaning of private power for their application. Max Fabian Starke offers a detailed analysis of the CJEU's jurisprudence, linking up European and national doctrines, contract and fundamental right theory.

Max Fabian Starke Geboren 1986; Studium in Münster und Sevilla; 2012 Erste juristische Prüfung; wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter an der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin; 2014 LL.M. in Cambridge; 2016 Promotion; seit 2015 Referendar am Kammergericht Berlin.


The following reviews are known:

In: Revue Hellenique des Droits de l'homme — 2017, 980
In: Rabels Zeitschrift für ausländisches und internationales Privatrecht (RabelsZ) — 2018, 860–863 (Arthur Hartkamp)