Introduction to Private International Law

Cases & Materials

Dear Erasmus Students, Participants to the Course in the Private International Law!
Welcome to my website. Below please find the links to the materials. Please note that you need the Adobe Reader to this end.
If you have to get in touch with me, you can find me in the USOSWeb database at the University of Warsaw.
Dr. Mateusz J. Pilich.

In order to have a general orientation in the subject matter of the PIL, please have a look at the short vocabulary

See the new Private International Law, Act of 4 February, 2011

HERE YOU MAY FIND A MUCH BETTER BILINGUAL (FRENCH & ENGLISH) TRANSLATION

The old Private International Law, Act of 12 November, 1965 (bilingual text)

General comments on Polish PIL (in English, ca. 2 MB - SORRY, TEXTS REFER TO THE 1965 LAW PREVIOUSLY IN FORCE!)

LIST OF EXAMINATION QUESTIONS (PDF)
List of questions with www links (development version, a html file)

CONCISE INTRODUCTION TO POLISH SYSTEM OF PRIVATE INTERNATIONAL LAW

1) Aim, foundations and method of the PIL, its history, international organizations contributing to its development, sources of law

A PowerPoint presentation - 1st Classes

2) Jurisdiction in civil and commercial matters and the PIL, structure of the conflict rule, types of connecting factors

A PowerPoint presentation - 2nd Classes
Additional presentation

3) Conflicts of the 2nd degree: renvoi; characterization in the conflict of laws

A PowerPoint presentation - 3rd Classes

4) Multi-jurisdictional legal systems; preliminary (incidental) question; time factor in the choice of law

A PowerPoint presentation - 4th Classes

5) Exception of public policy (ordre public), law evasion (fraus legis), application of foreign laws by the Polish courts

A PowerPoint presentation - 5th Classes
Polish Supreme Court on the establishment of the content and the application of the substantive foreign law

6) Law applicable to natural persons

A PowerPoint presentation - 6th Classes

7) Law applicable to moral persons

A PowerPoint presentation - 7th Classes
Cases - moral persons, representation | Paper on the EU law concerning cross-border mobility of companies

8) Juridical acts, representation and powers of attorney, prescription of claims for performance

A PowerPoint presentation - 8th Classes
Paper on the law applicable to the powers of attorney (the voluntary representation)

9) International law of contract