Being aware of the contents of foreign law is crucial for making decisions about doing business with foreign partners or doing business outside the borders of one’s country, as well as for deciding on the choice of the applicable law in contracts with foreign partners, and for the positive outcome of judicial and administrative procedures. It is also important for the civil law relations of individuals abroad, for example, for marital relations, contractual relations, non-contractual relations related to indemnity, especially when it relates to traffic accidents, etc.
Finding out the contents of foreign law can be very difficult, given that some countries regulate certain issues under several legal acts. Learning federal states’ regulations, where the internal conflict of laws issue is raised, such as the United States and Germany, can be no less of a problem. Many countries do not have the translations of their regulations in some of the world languages, and it is necessary to review in detail the documents in the original language. In addition, to be able to apply a foreign regulation, it is not enough to be aware of the contents of a norm, and it is crucial to analyse its implementation in that country, as well as to have the analysis of the judicial and administrative practice.
The researchers at the Institute of Comparative Law successfully overcome these challenges and are able to promptly provide their partners with reliable and complete information about the contents and application of foreign law.
In the last five years, we have provided this expertise to our partners from the public and private sectors, courts, administration authorities and law offices, helping them to learn about:
– the right of foreign nationals, such as Turkish citizens, to acquire real estate in Serbia (verification of reciprocity), but also the rights of Serbian natural and legal persons to acquire real estate in other countries, for example, in Belgium and Azerbaijan.
– the regime of recognition and execution of foreign court decisions in relation to Belgium, the Federal State of Utah (USA), Cook County (USA), Isle of Man (UK), Romania, Russia, and Canada.
– the validity of court decisions in certain US states, for example, in Colorado and Texas, or the statute of limitation on claims in the State of New York (USA).
– automobile liability insurance in the State of Delaware (USA)
– regulations on out-of-wedlock community in Switzerland and accessing the right to subsistence in Switzerland