European Private Law (2014/2015)

Course code
Name of lecturers
Stefano Troiano, Marco Torsello
Stefano Troiano
Number of ECTS credits allocated
Other available courses
Academic sector
Language of instruction
1° Periodo di lezioni dal Oct 1, 2014 al Dec 16, 2014.

Lesson timetable

1° Periodo di lezioni
Day Time Type Place Note
Thursday 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall F  
Friday 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM lesson Lecture Hall F  

Learning outcomes

The first part of the course focuses on the main features of the process of harmonization of private law in Europe. The study will take into account both the EU law in this field and the national provisions implementing it.

On the basis of skills and knowledge acquired in the first part of the course, the second part will focus on some of the most remarkable achievements of the process of harmonization of private law in Europe, with particular regard to issues connected to the law of contracts, torts and the carrying out of business activities.


I module - Harmonization of private law in Europe: A general overview

Instruments and measures for harmonization. Influence of EU law on national private law. Consumer contract law / Unfair contract terms / PECL / Acquis Principles / DCFR.

II module - Harmonization of European Patrimonial Law

Consumer sales, unfair commercial practices, tort law and liability for defective products .

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral examination

Teaching aids