The European Commercial Law Observatory (ECLO)

book reviews and notices

The Head, Riccardo Sciaudone, is pleased to consider books for review within ECLO. If you wish to communicate regarding books please email with the subject heading Books.

Stephen Weatherill, Principles and Practice in EU Sports Law, (Oxford University Press, 2017), xxvi + 373 pp., Hardback, £75, ISBN: 9780198793656.

Is sport really special, and if so, should that special character be granted legal recognition? This book authoritatively addresses these issues raised by a human activity universally known and practiced everywhere. There could be no better fit than Weatherill. It is a must for every sports lawyer. Read more

Riccardo Sciaudone, Eleonora Caravà (a cura di), Il codice della privacy. Commento al D. Lgs. 30 giugno 2003, n. 196 e al D. Lgs. 10 agosto 2018 n. 101 alla luce del Regolamento (UE) 2016/679 (GDPR), Pacini Editore, 2019, Hardback, ISBN: 978-88-3379-043-5, 1056 pp., €89.

This extensive volume by leading experts and officials in the field provides an up-to-the-minute one-stop shop on Italian privacy law.

Klaus Lackhoff, The Single Supervisory Mechanism. A Practitioner's Guide, Beck/Hart Publishing/Nomos, Hardback, 2017, XVII + pp. 264, ISBN: 9781509918300, £160.00.

This book is the perfect guide to the new organisational and procedural framework applying to banking supervision.

Dörr, Oliver, Schmalenbach, Kirsten (Eds.), Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties, 2nd edition, 2018, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, Hardback, 1535 pp., Price: £199.99 ISBN: 978-3-662-55159-2.

A systematic, analytical, homogeneous, thorough and extensive commentary on the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties. Well-edited and rich in doctrinal and jurisprudential references and analysis, indispensable for lawyers, scholars and diplomats alike. Read more

Jürgen Basedow, Giesela Rühl, Franco Ferrari and Pedro de Miguel Asensio (eds), Encyclopedia of Private International Law, Edward Elgar 2017, Hardback (ISBN: 978 1 78254 722 8), Price: £1250 (£1125 on the publisher’s website).

A one of a kind, impressive, extensive, authoritative, detailed and up to date book on Private International Law. The distinguished editors bring together 195 authors from 57 countries reviewing 80 jurisdictions. No doubt a leading text for many years to come. Read more

René Barents, Remedies and Procedures before the EU Courts, 4th edition, (Kluwer Law International, Alphen aan den Rjin, 2016), Hardback, xxvii + 909 pp., Price: $375, ISBN: 978-90-411-6614-2.

This book is a must-have for litigators before the EU Courts and for those who want to understand the EU judicial system. Read more

Leonor Rossi and Patricia Vinagre e Silva, Public Access to Documents in the EU, (Hart Publishing, 2017), Hardback, xxxviii + 340 pp., Price: £70, ISBN: 978-1-50990-533-1.

An excellent and the most updated work on the law and practice of access to documents of EU institutions. Read more

D. Drohmann, M. Townsend (editors), REACH – Best Practice Guide to Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006, (Hart Publishing/Verlag C.H. Beck/Nomos, 2013), Hardback, xxx + 549 pp., ISBN: 978-1-84946-194-8.

An essential tool for companies and their legal advisers required to deal with REACH. It successfully navigates the reader through the complex legal aspects and the equally overwhelming formalities imposed by the REACH regulation. No doubt it will become a reference text on REACH. Read more

David Edward, Robert Lane, Edward And Lane On European Union Law, Edward Elgar, Hardback (ISBN: 978-0-85793-104-7), Price: £258.00 (£232.20 on the publisher’s website), Paperback (ISBN: 978-1-78195-179-8) Price: £39.95 (£31.96 on the publisher’s website).

A clear and authoritative, yet very readable and personal in style, account of EU law which clearly enriches and increases the quality of the landscape of treatise in the area. Highlighting relevant case law with thought-provoking insightfullness. Read more

Hermann-Josef Blanke and Stelio Mangiameli (editors), The Treaty on European Union (TEU) – A Commentary, (Springer, 2013), xxxv + 1813 pp., Hardback, Price: €207,99, ISBN: 978-3-642-31705-7

An excellent analysis of the Treaty of European Union and a magnificent addition to the legal literature in the field of the “new” EU Treaties. It not only adds to the understanding of the TEU but is also essential reading for officers, practitioners and policy makers. Read more

Riccardo Villata, Mario Bertolissi, Vittorio Domenichelli, Giovanni Sala (editors), I contratti pubblici di lavori, servizi e forniture, (CEDAM, 2014), 2272 pp., Hardback, two volumes, Price: €170 (€153 on the publisher’s website), ISBN: 978-88-13-30047-0

A veritable treatise that systematically illustrates the entire subject of the Italian law of public contracts. A “must-have” for those involved or interested in the area. Read more

Francesca Salerno, Le gestioni aeroportuali. Profili pubblicistici e privatistici, (Edizioni Scientifiche Italiane, 2011), Paperback, 262 pp., Price: €26, ISBN: 978-88-495-2165-8.

Addressing the complex topic of airport management, the book highlights the major changes that, within the context of Italian law, have occurred as a result of the evolution of international, European and national law. With a wealth of doctrine and case law, it is certainly recommended for those involved with legal issues relating to airport management. Read more

Daniela Adamo, L’intervento di terzi nel processo dinanzi ai giudici dell’Unione Europea, (Edizioni Scientifiche Italiane, 2011), Paperback, viii + 209 pp., Price: €23, ISBN: 9788849522853.

A welcome, well researched, detailed but manageable, contribution to the understanding of the third-party intervention mechanism in proceedings before the EU Courts, a situation that occurs very often but is rarely discussed in academic works. Practitioners involved in litigating cases before the EU courts will certainly benefit from it. Read more

Marc Bungenberg, Joern Griebel, Steffen Hindelang (editors), International Investment Law and EU Law, (Springer, 2011), xii + 206 pp. (including appendices), Hardback, Price: €103,99, ISBN: 978-3-642-14854-5.

This book comprises contributions on the role and scope of the EU in the area of investment policy, provoking further debates and offering new approaches to the topic. It deals with the main new legal issues of the Common Commercial Policy as amended by the entry into force of the Lisbon Treaty and also with its consequences in regard to international investment law. Essential reading for those interested in understanding this fundamental area of EU law. Read more

G. Tesauro, Codice dell’Unione europea 2013, Roma, 2013, Dike Giuridica Editore, Paperback, x + 1665 pp., Price: €35, ISBN: 9788858201824.

Giuseppe Tesauro, former Advocate General at the Court of Justice of the EU and current Italian Constitutional Court Judge, provides an extremely portable and useful tool for the practising lawyer who requires to have at hand a manageable collection of the most popular and necessary EU legislation. Read more

A. Vinci, Compendio di diritto dell’Unione europea 2013, Roma, 2013, Dike Giuridica Editore, Paperback, 137 pp., Price: €18, ISBN: 9788858202159.

This volume offers an extremely concise and up to date overview of the institutional, including the jurisdictional architecture and functioning, aspects of the EU legal order. It is designed for non-specialists and students who want an easy-to-read book to approach EU law.

Carlo Curti Gialdino (editor), Codice dell’Unione Europea - Operativo, (Edizioni Giuridiche Simone, 2012), 2560 pages, Paperback, Price: €150, ISBN: 978-88-244-3171-2.

This is the first commentary in the Italian language of the provisions of the EU Treaties in the amended and consolidated version following the entry into force of the Lisbon Treaty. Its thorough, clear and practical commentary enables the reader to understand the origin, the rationale and the scope of application of each provision. Read more

Lorenzo F. Pace (editor), Nuove tendenze del diritto dell’Unione europea dopo il Trattato di Lisbona, (Giuffrè, 2012), vii + 326, Paperback, Price: €37, ISBN: 88-14-16925-X.

This book is a well-informed and stimulating set of contributions by renowned Italian scholars which explain with a wealth of details and clear and lucid analysis of the state of the art of the EU legal order in the light of the entry into force of the Treaty of Lisbon. It is a welcome addition to the literature on post-Lisbon European Union law. Read more

Massimo Condinanzi (editor), Unione europea e Svizzera tra cooperazion e integrazione, (Giuffrè, 2012), xiii + 449, Paperback, Price: €46, ISBN: 88-14-17631-0.

This book is a good opportunity to know and understand the institutional and legal relations between the EU and Switzerland. Edited by Professor Massimo Condinanzi, it compiles fifteen essays written in Italian by Italian scholars, with the only exception of an essay written in French by a Swiss scholar. They are all very informative. Overall, it proves to be a useful text for didactical purposes on the relationships between Switzerland and the EU as well as for practitioners involved with issues relating to it. Read more

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