Tuesday 12., 19., 26 March, 10:15-11:45
Although Switzerland is not formally a Member State of the European Union, European legislation is highly relevant for Swiss courts and jurisprudence, since EU Market Law is also implemented and applied in Switzerland in different contexts. The most important examples stem from the fields of EU Consumer Law, EU Competition Law, EU Company Law and EU Insurance Law.
Building on the four market freedoms and the efforts of legislative alignment within the EU Single Market, the course aims at presenting the main precepts of substantive private law created by the European Union and to make students aware of the peculiarities of its application in Member States as well as in Non-Member States such as Switzerland.
Students will learn the most important contents of substantive EU private law; they will be introduced to the main European and national case law in the field and will hence be enabled to deal with the application of EU private law in both, a Swiss and a European context.
In continuation to the lecture “Europarecht” (European Law) which focusses on the institutional framework and the public law aspects of EU Law, the lecture “European Private Law” offers insights to EU law “in action” and the consequences of EU regulation in legal practice.
|19.02.2019||Law of the Single Market: Basic Freedoms, esp. free movement of goods||Heiss|
|Law of the Single Market: Legislative alignment via regulations and directives||Heiss|
|Law of the Single Market and Third Countries, esp. Switzerland||Heiss|
|12.03.2019 KOL-H-317||EU Consumer Law: Passive freedoms of market citizens and relevant directives||Babusiaux|
|EU Consumer Law: Application within the member-states (competences and methodology)||Babusiaux|
|EU Consumer Law: Implementation and application in Non-Member States, esp. Switzerland||Babusiaux|
|02.04.2019||EU Competition Law (antitrust law and law on unfair commercial practices): Overview of relevant regulation in the field||Kellerhals|
EU Competition Law (antitrust law and law on unfair commercial practices): Examples of application
|16.04.2019||EU Company Law: Freedom of establishment and main legislative acts||Picht|
|30.04.2019||EU Company Law: Application within the member-states||Picht|
|07.05.2019||EU Company Law: The situation of third countries, esp. Switzerland||Picht|
|14.05.2019||EU Insurance Law: Freedom of services and overview of relevant regulation in the field||Loacker|
|21.05.2019||EU Insurance Law: Application within member-states and the situation of third countries||Loacker|
|28.05.2019||EU Insurance Law: Optional instruments as a tool of European legislation||Loacker|
All materials on: www.eupr.ch