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Trusts and Patrimonies

Remus Valsan


This book explores how the private law concepts of trust and patrimony interact in various jurisdictions, with a view to advancing the understanding of the trust as a fundamental legal concept. It comprises new and previously published papers written by distinguished comparative law scholars. Focusing on the private law of England, Scotland, France, Quebec and the Netherlands, this book investigates whether the common law trust could be understood as a civil law patrimony by appropriation, and whether civil law and mixed traditions could create local versions of the common law trust using patr ... More

Keywords: private law, common law trust, trust, patrimony, comparative law, common law, civil law, England, Scotland, France

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Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780748697748
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2017 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748697748.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Remus Valsan, editor
University of Edinburgh Law School

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Part I: Patrimony and the Common Law Trust

2 Lepaulle Appropriated

Alexandra Popovici* and Lionel D Smith**

3 Trust and Patrimony*

Lionel D Smith**

Part II: Patrimony and the Scottish Trust

5 Trust without Equity*

George L Gretton**

Part III: Trust and Patrimony in France, Quebec and the Netherlands

9 Trusting Patrimonies

Alexandra Popovici*

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