IUS/14 - 6 CFU - 1° Semester

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Office Hours: Mercoledì dalle 9 alle 12

Detailed Course Content


The contractual right of Community source. The general framework of consumer contracts: Contractual asymmetries and unfair. Contractual autonomy in European private law. Evolution and legal nature of pre-contractual liability. Negotiations, objective goodfaith and special cases: the breakdown of negotiations and information requirements. Damages and pre-contractual relationship with the contractual damage. The agreement and the contractual arrangement. The conclusion of theagreement by the beginning of the execution. The demeanors mere omission. The with drawal in European private law. The contract information: electronic signature and electronic document. Formation and expression of the will in the contract information. Interpretation of contract information. Constitutional significance and content of the duties of information, efficiency and effectiveness of protection, legal obligations of information and related responsibilities. The duties of information in the purchase of travel, package tours 'package'; in bargainingat a distance; consumer credit and banking contracts; in the sale of consumer goods; in contracts for trading in financial instruments.


1. C. CASTRONOVO-S. MAZZAMUTO, Manuale di diritto privato europeo, vol. II, Giuffrè, 2007: chapp.from XVIII to XXIII. Given the constantly changing legislation, case law and doctrine, students are alsorequired to update the following arguments on §§ text correspondinglyindicated, availableat the library of the Department: a) the general rules in consumer contracts and unfair contract terms (TURCO, Diritto civile, I Giappichelli, 2014, §§ 214-215); b) electronic signatures and electronic documents (TURCO, op.cit., §§ 226, 354); c) with drawal and duties of information in the purchase of travel, package tours 'package' (including the 'timeshare'), in bargainingaway from business premises and distance, consumer credit (TURCO, op.cit., §§ 96, 305, 307).


The requirements of the contract in PDEC, the cause and sufficient agreement. The invalidity in European private law: thenullity of protection. The general principle of goodfaith: evolution of case law and doctrine. Changes in contractual circumstances and the principle of pacta sunt servanda. The hardship in the international practice and the UNIDROIT Principles. Remedies: resolution and renegotiation. Control of the contract by the court. Confidence and trust: the concept and types. Trust companies and investment services. Trust and mandate. Discipline situations trust. The trust and the Hague Convention. Sale of consumer goods: scope, the notion of "compliance" is good, guarantee, protection and remedies. Subcontracting: definition, scope, form and abuse of economic dependence.


C. CASTRONOVO-S. MAZZAMUTO, Manuale di diritto privato europeo, vol. II, Giuffrè, 2007: chapp.from XXIV to XXVII; from XXX to XXXII; XXXIX; XLVI; supplement for the nullity of protection TURCO, Diritto civile, I, Giappichelli, 2014, § 252 (availableat the library of the Department).

Textbook Information

1.C. CASTRONOVO-S. MAZZAMUTO, Manuale di diritto privato europeo, volume II, Giuffrè, 2007.


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