EUROPEAN UNION LAW II

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Code
65008
ACADEMIC YEAR
2021/2022
CREDITS
9 credits during the 5th year of 7996 LAW (LMG/01) IMPERIA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
IUS/14
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
IMPERIA (LAW)
semester
1° Semester
Prerequisites
Prerequisites
You can take the exam for this unit if you passed the following exam(s):
  • LAW 7996 (coorte 2017/2018)
  • E.U. LAW 64989
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

The law of the European Union permeates the legal systems of the Member States in every field of intervention of the national legislator. The fundamental relevance of EU rules is self-evident with reference to PIL. The course offers an in-depth study of the Regulations that standardize the rules regarding the identification of i) the competent judge and ii) the applicable law and recogition and enforcement of judgements for cross-border disputes in civil, commercial and family law matters

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

At the end of the classes, students will acquire the methodological tools and advanced skills of private international law and EU procedural law, they will be able to understand and analyse critically and independently current legal issues of transnational private relations, as well as to develop possible solutions to open questions.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course is divided in two parts, the first part is intended to provide the student with an in-depth analysis of the uniform rules adopted by the European legislator on international civil procedure, in particular through the study of EU regulation n. 1215/2012 (concerning jurisdiction , recognition and enforcement of judgments in civil and commercial matters); regulation n. 2201/2003 (on jurisdiction, recognition and enforcement of judgments in matrimonial matters and in matters of parental responsibility); regulation n. 805/2004 (establishing the European Enforcement Order for the uncontested claims) as well as the regulations establishing uniform procedures for particular categories of disputes (small amount and order for payment).

The second part focuses on the study of the European Regulations that dictate uniform conflicts of law rules for contractual and extra-contractual obligations and for the dissolution of the marriage. Moreover, in this module the most recent interventions by the European legislator on private international law will be examined, with particular attention to the new legislative proposals and the regulations that have recently entered into force.

The aim of the course is therefore to provide the participants with the tools necessary to examine a complex situation characterized by elements of internationality, allowing them to identify which legal system presents the sufficient link to regulate and judge the dispute.

Regarding learning outcomes, at the end of the course students will be able to:

- IDENTIFY the elements that make it possible to qualify a dispute as characterized by internationality and distinguish it from purely internal disputes

- ANALYZE the jurisdiction rules and conflict of laws rules relevant to the case, both internal and European

- UNDERSTAND and ANALYZE the coordination of national, European and international sources in the sector concerned

- RESOLVE any conflicts of jurisdiction and law

- TALK with an appropriate legal language

- READ AND CRITICALLY EVALUATE articles of doctrine and normative texts on the subject of private international law in the broadest sense

PREREQUISITES

The basic notions of private international law, which fall under the teaching of International Law of the 3rd year, as well as of the law of the European Union, also foreseen as a fundamental course of the third year, are essential for the full understanding of the subject matter

TEACHING METHODS

As a rule, teaching is given in person. In accordance with the rules on access to university premises adopted to combat the spread of the pandemic by COVID, lectures may possibly be conducted on TEAMS. If necessary, the TEAMS code will be communicated via aulaweb. In any case, classes will be synchronous.

Students are invited to register on the course aulaweb page, where all indications on the modalities of lectures is given.

The course takes place mainly through frontal lectures given by the lecturer. Speakers can be invited as experts in the subject matter. Furthermore, the active participation of students in the examination of relevant case-law is required

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

The course, divided in two moduls, deepens the subject first developed in the classes of European Union law and International law. In particular, topics of the course are:

Part 1: EU law and international civil procedure
The first part of the course, focused on European rules in civil matters, covers the study of uniform rules that in this field identify: (i) coordination of jurisdictional activities in cross-border matters; (ii) preconditions and rules for the recogniction and enforcement in Italy of foreign decisions. Particular attention will be devoted to Regulation 1215/2012 (Brussels I bis); Regulation 2201/2003 (Brussels II bis), and the recast, and Regulation 848/2015 (Insolvency Regulation).

Part 2: European conflict of laws rules
The second part of the course is devoted to: (i) the study of uniform conflict of laws rules adopted by the European Union; (ii) the study of the effects on such rules of the principles and provisions of EU law in light of the most recent case law of the CJEU. In particualr, the attention will focus on regulations concerning the law applicable to contractual and non-contractual obligations (Regulation 593/2008 - Rome II, n. 864/2007 - Rome II), and legal separation and divorce (Regulation 1259/2010 - Rome III).

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Stedents attending classes
S. Carbone, C. Tuo, Il nuovo spazio giudiziario europeo in materia civile e commerciale. Il regolamento Ue n. 1215/2012, Giappichelli, Torino, 2016, limitatamente agli argomenti trattati a lezione

F. Mosconi, C. Campiglio, Diritto internazionale privato e processuale, Vol. II - Statuto personale e diritti reali, UTET, Milano, 2019, pp. 145-157; pp. 162-180.

F. Mosconi, C. Campiglio, Diritto internazionale privato e processuale, Vol. I - Parte generale e obbligazioni, UTET, Milano, 2020, pp. 413-464; pp. 468-515.

F.C. Villata, Determinazione del "COMI" e libertà di stabilimento delle società nell'Unione europea, in Antonio Leandro, Giorgio Meo e Antonio Nuzzo (a cura di), Crisi transfrontaliera di impresa: orizzonti internazionali ed europee, Bari, 2018, pp. 83-102.

S. Dominelli, Sulla Tecnica della "Focalizzazione" nel contesto della notifica transfrontaliera a persone giuridiche, in Rivista di diritto internazionale privato e processuale, 2019, pp.127-142.

 

Students non attending classes

S. Carbone, C. Tuo, Il nuovo spazio giudiziario europeo in materia civile e commerciale. Il regolamento Ue n. 1215/2012, Giappichelli, Torino, 2016 limitatamente a Capo I, par. 1 (da 1 a 5)-2 (da 1 a 3)-3-4 (da 1 a 4); Capo II; Capo III, par. 10 (da 1 a 3), capo IV, par. 11-11.1-11.2-12 (da 1 a 4); capo VI;

F. Mosconi, C. Campiglio, Diritto internazionale privato e processuale, Vol. I - Parte generale e obbligazioni, UTET, Milano, 2020, pp. 413-464; pp. 476-515;

F. Mosconi, C. Campiglio, Diritto internazionale privato e processuale, Vol. II - Statuto personale e diritti reali, UTET, Milano, 2019, pp. 413-464; pp. 468-515.

F.C. Villata, Determinazione del "COMI" e libertà di stabilimento delle società nell'Unione europea, in Antonio Leandro, Giorgio Meo e Antonio Nuzzo (a cura di), Crisi transfrontaliera di impresa: orizzonti internazionali ed europee, Bari, 2018, pp. 83-102.

S. Dominelli, Sulla Tecnica della "Focalizzazione" nel contesto della notifica transfrontaliera a persone giuridiche, in Rivista di diritto internazionale privato e processuale, 2019, pp.127-142.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Office hours: IMPORTANT COMMUNICATION: THE DECEMBER 2021 EXAM SESSION WILL TAKE PLACE ONLY ONLINE - ON MS TEAMS (SEE CODE BELOW).   Online: teams t98lwwd In person: Office at Albergo dei poveri Every Monday, from 8.30 to 10.00

Exam Board

STEFANO DOMINELLI (President)

ILARIA QUEIROLO

LAURA CARPANETO (Substitute)

MARIA ELENA DE MAESTRI (Substitute)

FRANCESCA MAOLI (Substitute)

FRANCESCO PESCE (Substitute)

PIETRO SANNA (Substitute)

MATTEO SOMMELLA (Substitute)

LESSONS

TEACHING METHODS

As a rule, teaching is given in person. In accordance with the rules on access to university premises adopted to combat the spread of the pandemic by COVID, lectures may possibly be conducted on TEAMS. If necessary, the TEAMS code will be communicated via aulaweb. In any case, classes will be synchronous.

Students are invited to register on the course aulaweb page, where all indications on the modalities of lectures is given.

The course takes place mainly through frontal lectures given by the lecturer. Speakers can be invited as experts in the subject matter. Furthermore, the active participation of students in the examination of relevant case-law is required

LESSONS START

See official calendar.

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

Exams will be oral, and in person. Oral questions are usually three, on topics covered during classes (or by materials for students non attending classes). Duration of the oral examination is generally in the range of 15 minutes.

Students attending in-person classes (2/3 of lectures) will be given the possibility to give one or two written tests (if positive both, students are relieved from the oral exam if the wish). The written test(s) are based exclusively on topics dealt with during classes and usually consist in 30 questions with multiple answers choices. Each correct answers gives one point. Sufficiency is reached with 18 correct answers. Persons passing written exams are not obliged to give the oral exam, if they so wish.

TEAMS code for online oral exams (if necessary): t98lwwd 

ASSESSMENT METHODS

The examination will verify students' ability to understand and use technical-legal language of EU private international law as well as to identify the relevant elements for the solution of the conflicts of laws and jurisdiction inherent to cross-border disputes. The exam aims at verifying the acquisition of the private international law concepts used and approached by European Union instruments, the logic underlying the choices of the European legislator and the student's reasoning skills in dealing with complex legal situations

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
17/12/2021 10:30 IMPERIA Orale
14/01/2022 10:30 IMPERIA Orale
04/02/2022 10:30 IMPERIA Orale
13/05/2022 10:30 IMPERIA Orale
03/06/2022 10:30 IMPERIA Orale
24/06/2022 10:30 IMPERIA Orale
14/07/2022 10:30 IMPERIA Orale
05/09/2022 10:30 GENOVA Orale

FURTHER INFORMATION

TEAMS for online classes (if necessary): see aulaweb page

TEAMS for online exams (if necessary): t98lwwd