Published in English.
The International Congress of Comparative Law, organised by the International Academy of Comparative Law, took place in Vienna from 20th to 26th July 2014. A number of different legal topics were discussed, such as: comparative law and unification of laws, legal education, private international law, environmental law, intellectual property, labour law, public international law, tax law and constitutional law. The reports written by the national commentators on their various fields are based on the questionnaires set out by the general reporting secretaries, who are experts in their own fields. Most of the German reports are published in this book.
Survey of contentsLothar Michael: The independence of meritorious elites: The government of judges and democracy – Adam Sagan: Judicial Rulings with Prospective Effect – Dennis Solomon: Recognition and enforcement of foreign arbitral awards: The application of the New York Convention by national courts – Michael Stürner: The Internationalisation of Legal Education in Germany – Dirk Looschelders/Mark Makowsky: The influence of human rights and basic rights in private law – Thomas Pfeiffer: The effect of financial crises on the binding force of contracts. Renegotiation, rescission or revision – Tobias Helms: Disgorgement of Profits in German Law – Anne Röthel/Jochen Werner/Dorothea Ludwig: Contractualisation of family law – Oliver Remien: Proof of and Information about Foreign Law – Matthias Weller: Civil Law Consequences of Corruption in International Commercial Contracts – Hanns Prütting: The Organization of Legal Professions – Hans-Georg Dederer: Genetic technology and food security – Alexander Schall: The law of close corporations – Dirk A. Verse: Liability for Incorrect Capital Market Information – Anne Sanders: Company Law and the Law of Succession – Alexander Peukert/Dominik König: License contracts, free software and creative commons – Andreas von Arnauld: Damages for the Infringement of Human Rights in Germany – Stefanie Schmahl: The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and its Implementation in National Law. The Rights of the Child in Germany – Hermann Pünder: Budgetary Planning and »Debt Brakes« in the Federal Republic of Germany – Sebastian Graf von Kielmansegg: Foreign precedents in constitutional litigation – Ino Augsberg/Stefan Korioth: Applicable Religious Rules According to the Law of the State – Germany – Ulrich Stelkens/Michael Mirschberger: The recognition of foreign administrative acts. A German perspective – Gregor Kirchhof/Lydia Auerswald/Sabrina Dotterweich: Investment, tax havens and international tax abuse in German fiscal law an overview – Pierre Hauck: Undercover investigations – Christoph Busch: Secondary Liability of Service Providers