Private Interrnational Relations - Conflict of Laws (Special Part)

6 ECTs / Semester / Portuguese

This curricular unit aims to offer students knowledge of the choice-of-law regulation of some typical private transnational situations, either of patrimonial character (vg. contractual and non-contractual and commercial companies' transnational governance and mobility) or of mainly personal character (vg. marriage and divorce). This curricular unit aims in particular, on the one hand, to familiarize students with the various legal sources in force in Portugal (of domestic, secondary and primary EU Law or conventional law) called to govern those relations and how those sources articulate with one another on their intervention. It aims, on the other hand, to offer students the possibility of knowing and critically discussing, in light of relevant EU court decisions, the solutions provided by those sources (especially the new EU Regulations on Conflict of Laws) to some of the major problems presently involved on the regulation of those selected transnational situations in the EU context.


Assistant Professor
Licenciado em Direito pela Escola de Direito do Porto da Universidade Católica Portuguesa, em 1993. Mestre em Direito pela Faculdade de Direito da…