Event Date February 20, 2012 6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Location – Moot courtroom (A13)
Prof Sergio Nasarre Aznar, Professor of Civil Law from Rovira i Virgili University, Spain, presents a guest lecture entitled “The formation of Catalan private law and its status in relation to Spanish private law: any lessons for Wales?”
A court of appeal judge and member of the Spanish Royal Academy of Jurisprudence and Legislation, Sergio Nasarre Aznar is a leading author and has been a visiting professor at Bremen, Valladolid, Cambridge and Duke Universities.
Professor Aznar’ guest lecture will examine the role of Catalan private law from its emergence in the middle ages to the current Catalan civil code. It will consider the historical and the constitutional context within which Catalan law has been able to develop and to evolve. It will also consider the differences and the key institutions of Catalan civil law in relation to Spanish civil law and what are the implications of having two separate private laws within a country.
Following the lecture, attendees will have the opportunity to discuss how a distinct private law could develop in a Welsh context.