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European Private Law


German (language) legal library with (text)books, commentaries (e.g. Münchener Kommentar zum BGB), journal collection, case law and more.

Direct access to European Union law (documents): the Official Journal of the European Union, (consolidated) legislation, case law, legislative proposals and treaties. Contains bibliographic notices with e.g. national execution measures, legislative history, notes relating to decisions and more.

N-Lex - A common gateway to National Law
Overview of free-access websites with legislation of all European Union member states.

Nexis Uni
Database contains international law reviews and journals, case law, legal news, statutes and legislation, administrative codes and regulations, directories.

Includes case law and legislation on international commercial law (primarily from the United States), some treaty materials, European Union materials, information on GATT and the WTO, international law journals, and the ASIL publication International Legal Materials (ILM).


See also the guide Legal literature - Books.

In the library books on Anglo-American private law, Private International Law and comparative law can be found at call number C.1.-5. Dutch, foreign and EU private law at call number B.1 - 26. Check the floor plan



  • Encyclopedia of Private International Law
    Coverage of private international law topics in 250 alphabetically arranged entries and overviews of the private international law regimes of 80 countries with English language translations of the national codifications and private international law provisions.
  • IEL Tort Law
    Monographs on Law of Tort with attention to the distinction between tort and crime and to the relationship between tort and contract.
  • The Max Planck encyclopedia of European private law (2 vol.)
    Ed. by J. Basedow, K. J. Hopt, R. Zimmermann (2012)

Case law

 See also the guide Case law.

Legislation and treaties

See also the guide Legislation and treaties.