Developments in Foundation Law in Europe

  • Chiara Prele

Part of the Ius Gentium: Comparative Perspectives on Law and Justice book series (IUSGENT, volume 39)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Ralitsa Velichkova
    Pages 19-34
  3. Isabelle Combes
    Pages 71-85
  4. Zoltán CSEHI
    Pages 111-135
  5. C. Helen C. Overes, Tymen J. van der Ploeg
    Pages 193-225
  6. Rui Hermenegildo Gonçales
    Pages 227-251
  7. Isabel Peñalosa-Esteban
    Pages 253-281
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 311-314

About this book


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.


Beneficiaries and Their Rights Characteristics of the Foundation Charitable Foundations Community Foundations Foundation Law and Civil Codes Foundation Law and Common Law Jurisdictions Foundation Law and Tax Law Foundation Law and Taxation Foundations Ruled by the Civil Code Foundations' Needs Governance and Activities of the Foundation Law Governing Foundations Law of Public and Private Foundations Legal Form Personality Mechanisms and Dynamics of Supervision by Beneficiaries Principles of the Foundation Governance Private Purpose Foundations Privatization and Foundation Law Regulation of Charitable Foundation Activity Regulation of Foundations Regulatory Concerns for Foundations Trust Foundation as a New Organization Form

Editors and affiliations

  • Chiara Prele
    • 1
  1. 1.Independent legal scholar and consultant on foundation and non-profit organizationTurinItaly

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