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Liber amicorum Mads Andenas, segnalato da Guido Alpa

Dear authors,
As promised, here is an update on progress re the liber amicorum project for Mads Andenas' 65th birthday in July 2022 titled "The transformation of private law".

The work currently has 23 contributors. I am still seeking a tentative title from 7 of those. If and when you can also send short abstracts to go with your working titles, please do so. I have received one draft chapter so far.

I am including again the intended timescale and key points for the text format below for easy reference. The reason I am suggesting this seemingly early timetable is that I would like to be able to write an introductory or editorial chapter which can make reference ideally to all of the contributions; not as a boring listing but by explaining and highlighting the cohesion and contribution of each chapter to the overarching topic and aspiration of the book. (This is in addition to a foreword to be written by a separate author). Also, there might be work to do in respect of the editing and formatting of your contributions. So, the more time you can give me ahead of our intended final submission point in June 2021, the better.

Having said that, I am aware that some authors will only commit to a topic at a later stage, other priorities permitting; so this is factored in (happy to play things by ear) and we are very grateful that you are considering a contribution at all.

So, again, the intended timeline for our publication is this:

  • submit first or final drafts to me later this year, by/from 30 November 2020 [to allow for input of review of formatting, comments, questions and ideas if desired, dramatic changes in the law and for the preparation of introductory/editorial chapter]
  • submit finalised version to the publishers by 1 June 2021(through me)
  • expect to receive and review proofs from August to October 2021.
  • Finish production process by 31 Dec 2021
  • Publish book early in 2022

It is intended to plan a seminar or reception for the official launch of the book in the presence of the honorand. I will suggest possible dates and place for such an event in good time.

I want to circulate a breakdown of the contributors and their contributions at a later stage when the publisher's author consent forms for each chapter have been circulated.

If you have any comments or questions please do not hesitate to contact me or Professor Eirik Bjorge (in the cc).

with very best wishes,

Dr. Maren Heidemann, Ass. Iur., LLM
Visiting Lecturer QMUL CCLS 2019-20
Associate Research Fellow
PG supervisor

Institute of Advanced Legal Studies
School of Advanced Studies
University of London
17 Russell Square
London, WC1B 5DR
United Kingdom
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Publisher's guidelines:

I have attached the Springer house style document here (it is called "key style points". ) In this, we should look at pages 4, 5, 6, 9 and 10 especially, please. We use their "Basic Style" in the references and bibliography.

The central points are: We use short footnotes [Author (year)] and a full list of references (bibliography) at the end of each chapter and we use three tiers of headlines with decimal numbering. Tip: Please switch off automatic numbering of your headlines (list style) in your writing software as the automatically generated tiered decimal numbers do not get transmitted with your file when you send it. It is safer to hand-number headlines and sections.

If it is any help - Springer also offer templates for the text file and also for references collated in bibliographical software such as EndNote and BiBTex under this link:

Reminder of intended Book Outline:

Publisher: Springer (Heidelberg); Publication in early 2022.
Editor: Maren Heidemann
Title: "The transformation of private law – Principles of Contract and Tort as European and International Law"

About the subject:

The general private law of tort and delict is subject to a transformation where the traditional national framework is becoming gradually less relevant. Much of the modernisation of private law takes place not at the domestic level but at a European or international level. It may take the form of harmonisation such as in international commercial conventions or EU consumer protection legislation. Remedies in regulatory law are becoming ever more important. The role of the European Court of Justice in developing general principles of contract and tort is ever increasing. Tort liability is an important subject of international conventions with the case law of the International Court of Justice developing general principles of tort liability in public international law.

The book can have two parts, one focussing on private law and general aspects, the other one focussing more on public (international) law aspects.

Part I
European law and the role of the CJEU in the transformation of private law
[for example the consequences of breach of regulatory norms, tort and delict in PIL and EU law, comparative developments etc]

Part II
International law and role of the ICJ in the transformation of private law
[for example consequences of breach of treaty norms, the standing of private individuals, comparisons between the notions of contract and treaty etc]


notizia segnalata dal Prof. Guido Alpa

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