The private international law rules for insurance contracts in the European Insurance Directives are of great importance for every lawyer involved in international business. These provisions become relevant whenever one is dealing with insurance products in a European context.These rules which apply to insurance contracts covering risks situated in the territories of the Member States of the European Community have currently been implemented by all the Member States of the European Union.The purpose of this book is to analyse the implementation rules of these choice of laws provisions in all the member States of the European Union. This Volume concentrates on seven major States such as Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain and the United Kingdom. Seven expert reports give an overview of the current state of the law. Insights are given into national practice and theoretical aspects are not neglected. This work is a unique collection which both scholars and practitioners will find to be an invaluable source of reference in order to understand the complicated issues arising where cross border transactions occur in the field of insurance. Contributors: Dr. N. Auclair, University of Paris XI, France ; Professor P. Blanco Morales Limones, University of Extremadura, Spain ; Professor B. Dubuisson, Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium ; Professor M. Frigessi di Rattalma, University of Brescia, Italy; Professor Burkhard Heß, University of Tübingen, Germany; Dr. Torsten Hub, University of Tübingen, Germany; Dr. M. Koppenol-Laforce, Erasmus University, The Netherlands; Dr. I. MacNeil, University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom; Dr. F. Seatzu, University of Cagliari, Italy.Rattalma, M. Frigessi di is the author of 'Implementation Provisions of the Ec Choice of Law Rules for Insurance Contracts A Commentary Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, United Kingdom' with ISBN 9789041120540 and ISBN 9041120548.