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Developments in Foundation Law in Europe

Edited by: Chiara Prele

ISBN13: 9789401790680
Published: August 2014
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
Country of Publication: The Netherlands
Format: Hardback
Price: £109.99

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This book deals with foundation law in various European countries. It sums up contributions from the most outstanding experts in foundation law in fourteen countries. These are either civil law or common law, and their socio-economical situation is considerably different.

Despite the outstanding differences in each country, foundations have been growing in number and importance all over Europe in the last decades. Political, economical and social changes occurred in various European countries increased foundations' role. The need to focus on foundations' laws and regulations arose in many States for different reasons.

The contributions in this book focus in particular on the recent development of foundation law, on the evolution foundations have undergone in recent years and on trends in law.

Preface by the Editor
Chiara Prele.
Chapter 1 Foundations in Austria: The Law of Public and Private Foundations
Johannes Zollner.
Chapter 2 Foundation Law in Bulgaria
Ralitsa Velichkova.
Chapter 3
Foundations in the Czech Republic: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
Katerina Ronovska.
Chapter 4 Foundation Law in England and Wales
Alison Dunn.
Chapter 5 Foundations Law in France
Isabelle Combes.
Chapter 6 Resolved and still unresolved problems in German Foundation Law
Birgit Weitemeyer.
Chapter 7 Foundation Law in Hungary
Zoltan Csehi.- Chapter 8 In Search of Terre Firma: The unpacking of Charitable Foundations in Ireland
Oonagh Breen.
Chapter 9 The Civil Code and the Special Laws ruling Foundations in Italy
Chiara Prele.
Chapter 10 The Foundation Governance under the Law of Foundations of Liechtenstein
Francesco A. Schurr.
Chapter 11 The development of the law on foundations in the Netherlands
C. Helen C. Overes - Tymen J. van der Ploeg.
Chapter 12 The new Portuguese law on private foundations
Rui Hermenegildo Goncales.
Chapter 13 Foundations Law in Spain
Isabel Penalosa Esteban.
Chapter 14 Foundation Law in Switzerland - overview and current developments in civil and tax law
Dominique Jakob, Goran Studen.- Authors' Biography.