© 2007

Tort and Regulatory Law

  • Editors
  • Willem H. van Boom
  • Meinhard Lukas
  • Christa Kissling


  • An in-depth analysis of the borderline between private liability law and public regulation


Part of the Tort and Insurance Law book series (TIL, volume 19)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIII
  2. Introduction

    1. Christa Kissling
      Pages 1-4
  3. Questionnaire

    1. Pages 5-8
  4. Country Reports

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Meinhard Lukas
      Pages 11-32
    3. Philippe Billet, François Lichère
      Pages 89-114
    4. Ulrich Magnus, Klaus Bitterich
      Pages 115-153
    5. Attila Menyhárd
      Pages 155-169
    6. Alberto Monti, Filippo Andrea Chiaves
      Pages 171-186
    7. Rob J. P. Kottenhagen, Pepita A. Kottenhagen-Edzes
      Pages 187-204
    8. Bjarte Askeland
      Pages 205-221
    9. Monika Jagielska, Grzegorz Zmij
      Pages 223-250
    10. Pedro del Olmo
      Pages 251-293
    11. Christa Kissling
      Pages 295-328
  5. Special Reports

About this book


Tort law interacts strongly with public regulation. Is the breach of a statutory duty in itself a sufficient basis for liability? Does the fact that some acts are allowed by a permit issued by public agencies exempt them from liability altogether? These questions and similar problems on the borderline between tort and regulatory law serve as a basis for in-depth analyses by several scholars specialized in this field. This book thus systematically analyses the interaction of administrative law and tort law. The focus is mainly on safety regulations and provisions aimed at environmental protection.

This publication contains reports from 9 countries of the European Union, from Norway, Switzerland and the USA, three special reports from the perspectives of administrative and regulatory law and of the insurance as well as an economic analysis. The results are summarised in a comparative report, followed by conclusions.


administrative law insurance law liability law tort law

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