030455 KU Secured financing in the work of UNCITRAL (2016S)
on the basis of UNCITRAL uniform law texts, including insolvency and PIL aspects
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Aims, contents and method of the course
Assessment and permitted materials
Minimum requirements and assessment criteria
- Provide students with an overview of uniform secured financing law with a particular focus on the work of UNCITRAL
- Help students appreciate the practical importance of secured financing following a
comprehensive approach, including retention-of-title sales and financial leases,
registration, insolvency and applicable law issues
- Help students to identify, on the basis of comparative information, advantages and
disadvantages of national secured financing laws
- Equip students with basic knowledge necessary while working in an international
environment, in particular, in dealing with international secured financing
provide students with the key comparative skills in order to facilitate work involving
- Open students' minds to controversial issues relating to secured financing law,
inspire their research and enhance their future experience in the legal practice.
1. Spiros V. Bazinas, The work of UNCITRAL on security interests: an overview, Uniform Commercial Law Review, NS-Vol. XV, 2010;
2. Spiros Bazinas, Key objectives and fundamental policies of the UNCITRAL Legislative Guide on Secured Transactions, from the Reform of the UK Personal Property Security Law: Comparative Perspectives, ed. By John De Lacy (Routledge-Cavendish, London and New York, 2010); and
3. Ulrich Drobnig, Basic issues of European rules on security in movables, from the same book as 2 above.Further information on readings and materials (specification of excerpts to be read; availability of the textbook in the University Library or otherwise) will be posted in due course.
- UNCITRAL Legislative Guide on Secured Transactions (2007)
- Supplement on Security Rights in Intellectual Property (2010
- UNCITRAL Guide on the Implementation of a Security Rights Registry (2013)
- Additional readings may be assigned for particular classes.Additional recommended reading:
o Hugh Beale, Michael Bridge, Louise Gullifer and Eva Lomnicka, The law of
security and title based financing, Oxford University Press, 2012, 1.01-2.20,
4.01-9.26, 12.01-13.27, and 18.01-21.04.
o Moritz Brinkmann, Kreditsicherheiten an beweglichen Sachen, Mohr Siebeck,
2011, 1-83, 424-485.
o Steven L. Harris and Charles W. Mooney, Jr., Security Interests in Personal
Property, Cases, Problems and Materials, Fifth edition, Foundation Press,
o UNCITRAL bibliography on security interests (see https://www.zotero.org/groups/bibliography_of_recent_writings_related_to_the_work_of_uncitral/items/collectionKey/KM62SEDG/order/creator/sort/asc)