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Italian Private Law

By Guido Alpa, Vincenzo Zeno-Zencovich

© 2007 – Routledge-Cavendish

312 pages

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Italian Private Law provides an excellent overview and analysis of Italian private law and its transition from the early twentieth century legal tradition to a system based on constitutional values, geared towards European integration.

Exploring the eclectic yet systematically solid foundations of Italian private law, which has adapted itself to the ever growing pressure of EU legislation, Alpa and Zenovich look at the legislative system as well as the profound influence of case-law and legal scholarship.

It examines:

  • family law
  • succession
  • legal persons
  • businesses and companies
  • property law
  • contract law
  • tort law.

This volume is a key resource for legal scholars, practitioners and students who want to gain a deeper knowledge of Italian private law in their research, professional or academic activity.

Table of Contents

1. Introductory Concepts 2. Natural Persons 3. The Family and Succession 4. Intermediate Communities 5. Business and Companies 6. Property and Goods 7. Transactions and Contracts 8. Wrongful Acts and Civil Liability 9. Protection of Rights

About the Authors

Guido Alpa, FBA, is Professor of Civil Law at the University of Rome ‘La Sapienza.’ He is presently the Chairman of the Italian Law Society (Consiglio Nazionale Forense) and has been a member of numerous government committees on legislative reform. He is a member of European Civil Code Steering Committee and serves on the boards of a number of European law reform groups and commissions. He has authored or edited over one hundred books, case-books, treatises, and hand-books on practically all aspects of private law and many topics of legal theory. Among his latest publications is the Introduction to European Private Law (with Mads Andenas, Giuffrè 2006)

Vincenzo Zeno-Zencovich is Professor of Comparative Law in the University of Roma Tre. He has written extensively in the fields of European private law, torts, consumer law, media and ICT law. Among his latest publications is a book on freedom of expression (Il Mulino 2004) and commentaries on the Privacy Code (edited with F. Cardarelli and R. Sica, Giuffrè 2005) and digital television (edited with A. Frignani and E. Poddighe, Giuffrè 2006).

About the Series

UT Austin Studies in Foreign and Transnational Law

The UT Studies in Foreign and Transnational Law series aims to publish books covering various aspects of foreign, private, criminal and public law, as well as transnational law. The broad ambition of the series underlines the editors' belief that in a shrinking world there is a growing need go beyond describing foreign systems; to expand our knowledge of other legal orders  (national or supernational) and to publish books discussing comparative methodology.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAW / General
LAW / Comparative
LAW / International