This edited volume examines two recent Central European recodifications of civil law. The contributors present and discuss the regulation and the fundamental changes related to the new Civil Codes in each country. They also highlight the novelties and some of the issues of great debate of the new regulation. The papers investigate specific parts of the two Civil Codes. Coverage reviews default rules of legal persons and companies, key issues of the new regulations of property law, and the topic of intellectual property. The contributors also consider the law of obligation, unforeseeable changes in circumstances in contracts, family law and law of succession, and more.
Hungary and Romania connect to each other by their special historical and cultural background, which serves as a solid basis of great cooperation. This volume shows how the two countries view civil law. It offers readers straightforward and practice-oriented knowledge on the subject.
Attila Menyhárd is full professor of private law, head of department and dean of Eötvös Loránd University Law School in Budapest, Hungary. President of the Advisory Board to the Curia (e.g. highest court in Hungary); member of the Operative Committee for Recodification of the Hungarian Civil Code; fellow of the European Centre for Tort and Insurance Law (ECTIL). His research interests cover among other things tort law, contract law, property law, company law, trusts, law and economics, human rights in private law, the relations and borderlines of private and public law and the private law aspects of European law.
Emod Veress is full professor of private law and head of department at the Sapientia Hungarian University of Transylvania in Cluj-Napoca, Romania; arbitrator and attorney. Secretary general of the "Societas - Central and Eastern European Company Law Research Network"; member of the "European Society of Comparative Legal History." Author of a very succesful Romanian
study book on the general part of the law of obligations and of a monograph on suretyship contracts. His research interests cover among other things law of obligations, creditor protection in company law and insolvency law, comparative private law.
Foreword (Attila Menyhárd).- Chapter 1. Legal Persons in the New Civil Code of Hungary (Zoltán Csehi).- Chapter 2. Default Rules on Companies in the New Hungarian Civil Code (András Kisfaludi).- Chapter 3. The New Romanian Civil Code - Difficulties in the Transition Towards a Monist Private Law (Emod Veress).- Chapter 4. The Persistence of Some Characteristics of Commercial Law in the Monist Romanian Civil Law (Zsolt Fegyveresi).- Chapter 5. Property law in the New Hungarian Civil Code: Key Issues (Attila Menyhárd).- Chapter 6. Property Law in the New Romanian Civil Code (Szilárd Sztranyiczki).- Chapter 7. Intellectual Property in the New Civil Code of Hungary (Gábor Faludi).- Chapter 8. The New Civil Code in Romania - and its Impact on Intellectual Property (Ligia Catuna).- Chapter 9. Some Structural Questions on the Relationship of Contractual and Extracontractual Liability in the New Hungarian Civil Code (Ádám Fuglinszky).- Chapter 10. New Particular Agreements in the New Hungarian Civil Code (Balázs Tokey).- Chapter 11. Unforeseeable Changes in Circumstances in Contracts in the New Romanian Civil Code (Johanna Szekrényes).- Chapter 12. Perceptions of Simulated Contracts in the Hungarian and Romanian Legal Systems (Krisztina Constantinescu).- Chapter 13. Marriage and Cohabitation in the New Hungarian Civil Code - Answering the New Challenges (Orsolya Szeibert).- Chapter 14. The Law of Succession in the New Hungarian Civil Code (Hella Molnár).- Chapter 15. Law of Succession in the New Romanian Civil Code (János Székely).