This small book is a product of a seminar organised by the Koc University Law School, Dr. Nüsret-Semahat Arsel Research Center of International Business Law and the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law, Hamburg held in Istanbul on some legal issues of South Eastern European countries. Several scholars from five South Eastern European nations and Germany came together in March 2007 to discuss the basic legal structure on distribution of justice and contract law in their respective legal systems. The aim of the conference was the presentation and comparative discussion of national laws in the light of European harmonisation. The heterogeneous collection of compared countries – Germany and Greece being two long-time EU member states, Bulgaria and Rumania representing the two most recent members, and Turkey and the Ukraine standing as aspirants for future EU membership – proved itself unique and of corresponding interest.
Papers from the following persons are included in the book:
Law of contracts: Prof. Dr. Evanghelos Perakis (University of Athens), Dr. Christian Takoff (Sofia University), Ionut Raduletu (Romania), Prof. Dr. Lale Sirmen (University of Ankara) as well as Dr. Lyubov Logush (National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy).
Civil procedure: Dr. Roksolana Khanyk-Pospolitak (National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy), Dr. Nihat Gümen (University of Istanbul), Dr. Mirela Stancu (University of Bucharest), Dr. Aleksander Katzarski (University of Sofia) and Prof. Dr. Konstantinos Kerameus (Hellenic Institute of International and Foreign Law).