6 Digital Revolution – New Challenges for Law Edited by Alberto De Franceschi and Reiner Schulze Co-edited by Michele Graziadei, Oreste Pollicino, Federica Riente, Salvatore Sica and Pietro Sirena Hardback 343 pp., 2019 € 140.00 ISBN 978-3-406-74387-0 Dr Alberto De Franceschi is associate professor of Private Law at the University of Ferrara (Italy). Dr Reiner Schulze is a professor and Director of the Centre of European Private Law at the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster (Germany). Digital Revolution – New Challenges for Law addresses the impact of digital technology on European Laws, taking inspiration from the work of the European Law Institute’s Digital Law Special Interest Group. Contributions address such diverse issues as the notion of data, data protection, supply of digital content, digital inheritance, online platforms, artificial intelligence, algorithmic regulation, Internet of Things, 3D-Printing, blockchain technology, smart contracts and virtual currencies. The analysis of these issues is not confined to one area such as contract law, but cuts across both legal subjects and other disciplines to highlight the breadth and depth of the challenges posed by digitalisation. In particular, this volume highlights the consequence of digitalisation by analysing new overlaps and relationships between different fields of law (e.g. the relationship between contract law and data protection, or private and criminal responsibility in the Internet of Things). Written by leading scholars, practitioners and policymakers, this volume provides answers to the challenges posed by the digital revolution and acts as a basis for further developments of EU law and beyond.
7 The Private International Law of Companies in Europe Edited by Carsten Gerner-Beuerle, Federico M. Mucciarelli, Edmund Schuster and Mathias Siems Hardcover 770 pp, 2019 € 250.00 ISBN 978-3-406-71457-3 About the authors: Carsten Gerner-Beuerle is a Professor of Commercial Law at University College London, UK. Federico M. Mucciarelli is an Associate Professor of Business Law at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy, and a Reader in Financial Law at the SOAS University of London, UK. Edmund Schuster is an Associate Professor of Law at the London School of Economics and Political Science, UK. Mathias Siems is a Professor at University of Florence. Can firms freely choose their place of incorporation and thus the applicable company law? And is it possible that a firm can subsequently reincorporate in another country, with the effect of a change of the law applicable to this company? In the European Union, the answer to these questions has to consider the impact of the freedom of establishment and the corresponding case law of the Court of Justice. Beyond some general principles, there is, however, also considerable diversity between the laws of the Member States. This book therefore aims to provide an up-to-date analysis of this important area of law for all Member States. It is based on a comprehensive study, produced for the European Commission, on this topic. This book should be of interest for practicing legal professionals who work in the field of cross-border transactions, as well as for legal scholars who specialise in company law, conflict of laws and EU law. The benefits at one glance: ■■ written in English ■■ comprehensive, up-to-date analysis ■■ practical analysis based on academic research