ASIL Certificate of Merit in a Specialized Area of International Law 2015
Codifying Choice of Law Around the World
An International Comparative Analysis
Symeon C. Symeonides
Reviews and Awards
"Professor Symeonides has made an outstanding contribution to the science of law in this comprehensive treatment of codification in choice of law." Lawrence Collins, Former Justice, UK Supreme Court
"Reviewers of Symeonides' other works on choice of law have called him 'a conflicts giant' and 'the world's leading expert on comparative conflicts law.' The present book confirms this characterization. . . . Writing it has been a Herculean task. The information and analyses it brings are of great value both for students and practitioners, and not least European lawyers." Ole Lando, 52 Common Mkt. L. Rev. 1158, 1159 (2015).
"Symeon Symeonides. . . provides not only a comprehensive description and detailed analysis of [PrIL codifications of the last fifty years], but also a broad evaluation of the state of the art through the lens of codified rules. . . . The book's analysis of the data is sophisticated and multidimensional . . . [providing] the first truly global view. . . , a large amount of meticulously compiled data sets . . . Symeonides uses his findings to take the pulse of modern conflicts law more generally in multiple regards. . . .Along the way, he produces a long list of insights that are often novel, sometimes surprising, and always valuable. Beyond all that, the book teaches important lessons, particularly to readers from non-codified systems." Mathias Reimann, 63 Am. J. Comp. L. 801 (2015).
"Symeonides's masterful book will be indispensable for anyone interested in the study of PrIL.. . . [His] analysis is comparative on a grand scale. . . . [He] expertly mines PrIL codifications for rich veins of insight into choice-of-law trends . . . [and] enables a genuinely globally informed conversation about PrIL solutions and the opposing trends of internationalism and protectionism . . . , while providing a foundation on which to build comparative approaches to the field. [His] empirical conclusions will reset fundamental methodological and theoretical debates in PrIL across codified and uncodified systems." American Society of International Law (ASIL) Awards Committee