The Regulation of Unfair Commercial Practices under EC Directive 2005/29

New Rules and New Techniques

Edited by: Ulf Bernitz, Stephen Weatherill

This book represents the fruit of a conference held in Oxford on March 3rd, 2006 under the auspices of the Institute of European and Comparative Law in the Oxford University Law Faculty. Directive 2005/29 is an important new measure in the construction of a legal framework apt to promote an integrated economic space in the European Union. It establishes a harmonized regime governing the control of unfair commercial practices. As such it represents an important exercise in the use of new rules and new techniques, and therefore poses new challenges to EU lawyers. The purpose of this book is to inform and to explore the issues raised by the Directive, issues which are of academic and practical interest, in helping to understand the evolution of European consumer law within the broader program of European market regulation. The intense practical significance of this Directive, which heralds a new regime, is likely to provoke commercial operators to seek to exploit opportunities to pursue practices previously suppressed.

290 pages

Publication Date: 2/7/2007
Format: Cloth
ISBN: 9781841136998