Administrative Law of the European Union
(American Bar Association, 2009)
George A. Bermann, Chief Reporter
Administrative Law of the European Union is a practical resource on regulatory law intended for use by private practitioners, government lawyers, and academic lawyers in the United States. The publication covers the foundational documents of the E.U. that originated with the European Coal and Steel Community (1951) and progressed to the Treaty of Lisbon (2007). Five aspects of E.U. government and law are covered in individually bound volumes: oversight; transparency (including data protection); judicial process (including judicial review of administrative actions); norm creation (i.e., legislation and rulemaking); and administrative adjudication. A separately bound introduction accompanies the five volumes, a total of six volumes for the complete set.
Law and Economics of Contingent Protection in International Trade
(Columbia Studies in WTO Law and Policy, 2009)
Kyle W. Bagwell, George A. Bermann, & Petros C. Mavroidis (Editors)
The book discusses the regulatory framework of contingent protection in the World Trade Organization—antidumping, countervailing duties, and safeguards—as well as an economic analysis of these instruments. The book’s various chapters illuminate the basic functioning of all three.
French Business Law in Translation
(2008, 2nd Edition)
George A. Bermann & Pierre Kirch
French Business Law in Translation constitutes a unique collection of translations of those French laws that really matter in an international business context. It presents a bilingual version of the French laws and regulations that the authors have condensed from tens of thousands of pages down to the “essence” of the law in each of the 15 subject areas. They refer to rules and regulations in French law that are of recurrent importance to business professionals and legal practitioners involved in international business.
Through a sound translation of the legislation which recurringly applies to ordinary and usual business situations, it is possible to discern the philosophy underlying the French system, reflective of how France conceives and regulates business phenomena that are in themselves essentially universal.
Party Funding and Campaign Financing in International Perspective
(Hart Publishing, 2006)
Professor George Bermann has organized an annual workshop, which brings together Columbia Law School and the University of London to discuss pressing comparative law issues. The result of the first workshop is this collaborative volume, which deals with questions of political party funding and campaign financing in the specific context of a number of national settings. The studies presented here show that financing questions cannot be addressed independent of the constitutional conventions of the country, the nature of the political parties in the country, and the means of access to publication and the media in any given nation. The national studies in this volume reveal a rich diversity in the approach to regulation in Australia, Canada, the European Union, Japan, New Zealand, Quebec, the United Kingdom and the United States.
Trade and Human Health and Safety
(Cambridge University Press, 2006)
Columbia Law School Professors George Bermann and Petros Mavroidis have collaborated to create the first volume of the Columbia Law School series on The Law and Policy of the World Trade Organization. This series is based on papers presented in the Seminar in WTO Law and Policy, organized every year at Columbia Law School. It reflects the varied and vital aspects of the WTO integration process.
Developing countries comprise the majority of the membership of the World Trade Organization (WTO). Many developing countries believe that the welfare gains that were supposed to ensue from the establishment of the WTO and the results of the Uruguay Round remain largely elusive. This book examines the different aspects of law within the WTO and how the developing countries are reacting to the Doha Developmental round, and also examines the differences between what the developing countries require and what they expect from the WTO, which is not homogenous.