Annual Survey of International & Comparative Law


David Schmid


The paper will first explain the historical developments that may one day support a European Civil Code. Next, it will examine other options available to reach the goal of unification and will then give an overview of the problems concerning the competence of the European Union for a European Civil Code. Arguments for both the critics and the supporters of the implementation of such a Code will be examined. Finally, this paper will try to develop options for further proceedings and will end with a conclusion of the findings.

Cite as: 18 Annl. Survey Int'l. Comp. L. 263 (2012).