Introduction to Spanish Private Law

Facing the Social and Economic Challenges

By Teresa Rodriguez de las Heras Ballell

© 2010 – Routledge-Cavendish

334 pages

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About the Book

The topics addressed in this book have traditionally been covered in separate publications on civil and commercial law. This dualism of regimes has made it difficult for students and professionals alike to comprehend Spanish private law as a whole. In the past this has led to inefficient duplication of explanations, gaps in key areas and an altogether fragmented picture.

Introduction to Spanish Private Law presents a consolidated, modern, and realistic image of today’s Spanish private legal system. It combines both civil and commercial law and integrates them in the same book, making the overall subject far more accessible to readers. This united approach results in a more logical and efficient process of learning. Finally the issues that are addressed reflect the reality of today’s economic and legal scene. This book attempts to provide the readers with the necessary legal instruments to tackle the real problems arising from a globalized modern society. The general principles in this book are presented from a practical point of view that emanates from the authors’ conception of a legal system as an instrument to solve social problems in accordance with a set of principles, values and aims.

Table of Contents

1. Spanish Private Law: History, Scope and Trends 2. The Person and the Law: Individual and Family 3. Organizations and Private Law: Communities, Companies and Groups 4. Business, Market and the Law 5. Goods and Private Law 6. Relationships in Private Law: Transactions and Contracts 7. Civil Liability 8. The Protection of Rights

About the Author

Teresa Rodriguez de las Heras Ballell is Associate Professor of Private and Commercial Law at the Universidad Carlos III in Madrid.

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:
LAW000000
LAW / General
LAW014000
LAW / Commercial / General
LAW016000
LAW / Comparative
LAW051000
LAW / International