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JURIDICA INTERNATIONAL. LAW REVIEW.
UNIVERSITY OF TARTU (1632)

Varul, Paul

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Articles in Juridica International

Articles in Juridica

  • Extinguishment of Common Ownership, Juridica Abstract, 2013, No. 7, pp. 465-477
  • Dear Reader, Juridica Abstract, 2013, No. 7, pp. 441
  • Developments in Insolvency Law in Estonia, Juridica Abstract, 2013, No. 4, pp. 234-241
  • Dear Reader, Juridica Abstract, 2011, No. 3, pp. 169
  • Void Transactions, Juridica Abstract, 2011, No. 1, pp. 35-46
  • Declarations of Intention, Juridica Abstract, 2010, No. 7, pp. 497-507
  • Dear Reader, Juridica Abstract, 2010, No. 7, pp. 461
  • Dear Reader, Juridica Abstract, 2009, No. 10, pp. 665
  • New Proposals for Amendments to the Bankruptcy Act, Juridica Abstract, 2008, No. 6, pp. 359-368
  • Dear Reader, Juridica Abstract, 2008, No. 6, p. 349
  • Entrepreneurial Law. Action Plan for Improving the International Competitiveness of the Corporate Legal Environment, Juridica Abstract, 2006, No. 4, pp. 227-233
  • Cross-border Bankruptcy Proceedings, Juridica Abstract, 2004, No. 4, pp. 243-251
  • Claims in Bankruptcy Proceedings, Juridica Abstract, 2004, No. 2, pp. 96-102
  • Debtor's Liability in the Event of a Bankruptcy, Juridica Abstract, 2003, No. 7, pp. 449-456
  • Dear Reader, Juridica Abstract, 2002, No. 4, p. 209
  • Issues Concerning Bankruptcy Law, Juridica Abstract, 1999, No. 8, pp. 376-380
  • Dear Reader, Juridica Abstract, 1999, No. 7, p. 313
  • Restoration of Estonian Legal sDystem, Juridica Abstract, 1999, No. 1, pp. 2-4
  • Dear Reader, Juridica Abstract, 1995, No. 7, p. 281
  • Abstracts of the Presentation “Problems of Law Drafting” Made during the XIX Days of the Estonian Jurists, Juridica Abstract, 1995, No. 5, pp. 180-180
  • Dear Reader, Juridica Abstract, 1995, No. 1, p. 1
  • Part VI Provisions Enforcement, Juridica Abstract, 1994, No. 8, pp. 205-205
  • Part III Rise, Modification and Termination of Civil Rights and Obligations., Juridica Abstract, 1994, No. 8, pp. 190-191
  • Part II Persons, Juridica Abstract, 1994, No. 8, pp. 183-183
  • The Act on General Principles of the Civil Code. Commentary. Part I General Provisions, Juridica Abstract, 1994, No. 8, p. 182
  • Dear Reader, Juridica Abstract, 1994,  No. 8, p. 181
  • Elucidatory Notes on the Bankruptcy Law, Juridica Abstract, 1994, No. 1, pp. 2-13
  • Dear Reader, Juridica Abstract, 1994, No. 1, p. 1
  • On the Development of Civil and Commercial Legislation in Estonia, Juridica Abstract, 1993, No. 6, pp. 120-121
  • Editor's Column. Introduction: General Remarks on Real Rights, Juridica Abstract, 1993, No. 4, pp. 70-71
  • Dear Reader, Juridica Abstract, 1993, No. 4, p. 69
  • Tenement, Juridica Abstract, 1993, No. 4, pp. 81-82
  • Ownership. General Enactments, Juridica Abstract, 1993, No. 4, pp. 78-80
  • Explanatory Remarks on the Law of Bancruptcy (3). Bodies and Organs Involved in Bancruptcy Procedure, Juridica Abstract, 1993, No. 3, pp. 52-52
  • Explanatory Remarks on the Law of Bankruptcy (2), Juridica Abstract, 1993, No. 2, pp. 30-30
  • Dear Reader, Juridica Abstract, 1993, No. 1, p. 2
  • Clarifying Remarks on the Law of Bankruptcy, Juridica Abstract, 1993, No. 1, pp. 6-7

Job

  • Professor of Civil Law, University of Tartu

Personal data

  • Born: December 10, 1952, Valga
    E-mail: paul.varul@ut.ee

Education

  • Ph.D., University of Leningrad, 1985
  • Faculty of Law, University of Tartu, 1975 (cum laude)

Career

  • Professor of Civil Law, University of Tartu, 1992–1995, 1999–current
  • Professor of Civil Law (Part-time), University of Tartu, 1995–1999
  • Minister of Justice of the Republic of Estonia, 1995–1999
  • Head, Institute of Private Law, University of Tartu, 1993–1995, 1999–current
  • Head, Department of Civil Law and Procedure 1991–1992
  • Docent, Faculty of Law, University of Tartu, 1986–1991
  • Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Law, University of Tartu, 1977–1986
  • Lecturer, Faculty of Law, University of Tartu, 1976–1977
  • Assistant-scientific Employee, Faculty of Law, University of Tartu, 1975–1976

Main areas of research

  • Civil Liability and Protection of Subjective Rights
  • Fundamental Principles of Drafting the Estonian New Civil Code and Commercial Code and the Main Institutes of Civil Law: Persons, Transactions, Contract Law
  • Principles of Drafting Estonian Private Law, Codification of Private Law and Harmonisation Thereof with the EU Legislation
  • Law of Bankruptcy
  • Reform of Property

Grants and projects

  • Estonian Science Foundation (ETF) grant No. 7297 for project: Theoretical Bases of the Harmonisation of Main Institutes of Civil Law in Europe and Its Impact on Civil Law and Lagislation in Estonia, 2008–2011
  • Estonian Science Foundation (ETF) grant No. 5841for project: The Mutual Influences of Estonian Civil Law and the European Civil Code, 2004–2006
  • Estonian Science Foundation (ETF ) grant No. 4453 for project: Estonian Private Law Reform: Further Development and Connection With the European Civil Code. With team members H. Pisuke, A. Hussar, J. Lahe, U. Liin, 2000–2003
  • Estonian Science Foundation (ETF ) target financing on the topic: Main Problems in the Drafting and Developing of the Estonian Private Law. With 12 team members, 1996–2000
  • Estonian Science Foundation (ETF ) grant No. 1214 for project: Estonian New Civil and Commercial Law. With team members I. Kull, U. Liin, H. Pisuke, E. Salumaa, H. Sepp, A. Siibak, H. Veinla, A. Vutt, 1994–1997

Professional activity and membership

  • Member of the International Insolvency Institute, 2008-current
  • Member of the INSOL Europe, 2008–current
  • Member of the INSOL Europe Academic Forum, 2008–current
  • Member of the Consulting Committee for Minister of Justice of Estonia, 2006–current
  • Member of the Redaction Team of the Common Frame of Reference, 2005–2008
  • Member of the Consulting Board of the European Review of Contract Law, 2005–current
  • Member of the Expert Committee for Insolvency  (Ministry of Justice of Estonia), 2004–current
  • Member of the Study Group on a European Civil Code, 2003–2008
  • Member of the Academy of European Private Lawyers, 2002–current
  • Chairman of the Main Committee of the Civil and Commercial Codes, 1992–1999
  • Chairman of the Expert Committee of the Drafts of Law of Obligations Act and General Part of the Civil Code Act, 1999–2001
  • Chairman of several Working Groups for Drafting of Legislation, 1989–2001
  • Member of the Council of the University of Tartu, 1991-1995, 1999–current
  • Member of the Council of the Faculty of Law, 1986–current
  • Member of the Council of the Iuridicum Foundation, 1998–current
  • Member of the Estonian Bar Association, 1994–current
  • Chairman of the Council of Crime Prevention, 1995–1999
  • Chairman of the Central Committee for Restitution of and Compensation for Unlawfully Expropriated Property, 1995–1999
  • Chairman of the Expert Committee of the Constitution of Estonian, 1996–1998; Chairman of the State Committee of Legal Terminology, 1995–1999
  • Editor-in-chief and Member of Editorial Board of the Law Journal Juridica and Juridica International , 1993–current
  • Member of the Estonian Academic Law Society (EAÕS), 1991-current
  • Member of the Estonian Lawyers Union, 1994-current
  • Chairman of the Council of Estonian Law Centre Foundation, 1995–1999
  • Chairman of the Expert Committee of Civil Legislation of Estonia, 1989–1991

Participation in scientific conferences and seminars

  • INSOL Europe Annual Congress, Stockholm, 2009
  • The Foundation of European Private Law, Florence, 2009
  • INSOL Europe Academic Forum, Brighton, 2009
  • The Draft Common frame of Reference, Ljubljana, 2008
  • Developments in European Law: European Initiatives (CFR) and Reform of Civil Law in New Member States (dedicated to the 375th anniversary of the University of Tartu), November 15-16, 2007, Tartu
  • 15 years of Insolvency Law in Estonia, Tallinn, 2007
  • Modern Trends and Perspectives of Civil Law Development, Vilnius, 2005
  • European Legal Harmony: Goals and Milestones (dedicated to the 10th anniversary of Juridica International), December 6, 2005, Tartu
  • The Common Core of European Private Law, Trento, 2004
  • Worldrwide Harmonisation of Private Law and Regional Economic Integration, Rome, 2002
  • Zivilrechtsreform im Baltikum: Gegenwartsfragen in historischer, vergleichender und europarechtlicher Sicht, Greifswald, 2002
  • Estonian Civil Law in European Private Law Context, September 27-28, 2001, Tartu
  • On Development of Bankruptcy Law, Tartu, 2001
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  • Problems of Transformation of Law in Connection with European Integration, Riga, 2001
  • International Symposium ‘Legislation and Legal Policy’, September 28–October 1, 2000, Tartu
  • Five Years of the Estonian Constitution, Tallinn, 1997
  • Protection of Constitutional Rights, Tallinn, 1996
  • Property Rights: Bankruptcy and Judicial Liquidation, Strasbourg, 1994
  • Constitutional Protection and Public Regulation, Oslo, 1994
  • Problems of Ownership, Tartu, 1993
  • Plan and Market, Helsinki, 1991

Studies abroad

  • Visiting lecturer, North Carolina University at Chapel Hill, USA, 1995
  • University of Uppsala, Sweden, 1991 and 1993
  • University of Glasgow, United Kingdom, 1993
  • University of Helsinki, Finland, 1991

Hobbies and community work

  • Physical Exercise, Sports

Teaching practice

  • General Part of the Civil Code, 1992/1993, 1995/1996, 1999/2000–current
  • Law of Property, 1994/1995
  • Law of Bankruptcy, 1994/1995–current
  • Law of Property and Law of Inheritance, 1993/1994
  • Law of Ownership and Law of Inheritance, 1992/1993
  • Legal Problems of Entrepreneurship 1992/1993 and 1993/1994
  • Civil Law (for Master Students), 1999/2000–2004/2005
  • Law of Bankruptcy (for Master Students), 1998/1999, 2004/2005
  • Current Problems of Private Law (for Doctoral Students), 1998/1999–current

Publications

  • P. Varul, I. Kull, V. Kõve, M. Käerdi, K. Saare. General Part of the Civil Law. Tallinn: Juura, 2012, 376 p. (in Estonian).
  • P. Varul, I. Kull, V. Kõve, M. Käerdi. General Part of the Civil Code Act. Commented Edition. Tallinn: Juura, 2010, 558 p. (in Estonian).
  • P. Varul, H. Pikmets. Corporate Recovery and Insolvency: Estonia. –  The International Comparative Legal Quide to: Corporate Recovery and Insolvency 2009. Global Legal Group (GLG), London, 2009, pp. 74-79.
  • P. Varul, H. Pikmets. Bankruptcy Law and Planned Amendments. –  International Financial Law Review (IFLR)  2009, pp. 15-18.
  • P. Varul, I. Kull. Concept of Change of Circumstances in the Harmonized European Contract  Law. –  Tidskrift, utgiven av Juridiska Föreningen in Finland (JFT) 2009, 3-4,  pp. 383-399.
  • P. Varul, I. Kull, V. Kõve, M. Käerdi. Law of Obligations Act III (§§ 619-916 and 1005-1067). Commented Edition. Tallinn: Juura, 2009, 737 p. (in Estonian).
  • Ch. von Bar, E. Clive, H. Schulte-Nölke, H. Beale and J. Herre, J. Huet, M. Storme, S. Swann, P. Varul, A. Veneziano, F. Zoll. –  Principles, Definitions and Model Rules of European Private Law. Draft Common Frame of Reference (DCFR). Munich: Sellier European Law Publischers GmbH, 2009.
  • P. Varul. The Creation of New Estonian Private Law. European Review of Private Law, 2008, pp. 97–111.
  • P. Varul, M. Tamme. Perehod predprijatija po sdelke v estonskom prave. D.O. Tuzov (Ed.), Veštšnõe prava: sistema, soderžanie, priobretenie. Sbornik nautšnõh trudov v tšest` professora B. L. Haskelberga, Moskva: STATUT, 2008, pp. 216–228 (in Russian).
  • P. Varul, U. Liin. Two Reforms of the Estonian Law of Succession. Vytautas Mizaras (Ed.), Private Law: Past, Present and Future. Liber Amicorum Valentinas Mikelenas. Vilnius: Justitia, 2008, pp. 301–310.
  • P. Varul. The Civil Code as a Basis for the New Estonian Private Law. M. Bussani, U. Mattei (Eds.). Opening Up European Law. The Common Core Project towards Eastern and South Eastern Europe. Sellier, 2007, pp. 273–283.
  • P. Varul. The Problems and Perspectives of Development of the Estonian Contract Law. Trends and Perspectives in the Development of Contemporary Civil Law. Vilnius: Justitia, 2007, pp. 217–220.
  • P. Varul. Creation of New Estonian Private Law. ARS AEQUI TAALGIDS VOOR JURISTEN. Nijmegen, 2007, pp. 574–582.
  • P. Varul, I. Kull, V. Kõve, M. Käerdi. Law of Obligations Act II (§§ 208–618). Commented Edition. Tallinn: Juura, 2007, 757 p. (in Estonian).
  • P. Varul. The New Estonian Civil Code. Heiss, H. (Ed.). Zivilrechtsreform im Baltikum. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2006, S. 51–57.
  • P. Varul, L.  Hallik. Voleizjavlenije i sdelka. Varul, P. (Ed.). Sbornik statei k 55-letiju Jevgenija Alekseevitsha Krasheninnikova, Jaroslavl, 2006, pp. 7–17 (in Russian).
  • P. Varul, I.  Kull, V. Kõve, M. Käerdi. Law of Obligations Act I (§§ 1–207). Commented Edition. Tallinn: Juura, 2006, 705 p. (in Estonian).
  • P. Varul, A. Kaljurand, A. Mailend, H. Pikmets, L. Tolstov. Governing Bodies of an Incorporated Entity: Rights, Obligations and Liability of Governing Bodies of Incorporated Entities [Äriühingu juhtorganid: äriühingu juhtorganite liikmete õigused, kohustused ja vastutus]. Tallinn: Äripäeva Kirjastus, 2005 (in Estonian).
  • P. Varul. Fifteen Years of Legislative Drafting in Estonia. Law – Master or Servant of the Society and Economy? [Viisteist aastat õigusloomet Eestis. Õigus - kas ühiskonna ja majanduse teener või valitseja ?]: Conference Book. Tallinn: Eesti Ekspressi Kirjastus, 2005 pp. 10-15, 80-81, 104-106. (in Estonian).
  • P. Varul. CISG: Source of inspiration for the Estonian Law of Obligations. Uniform Law Review, 8, 2003, pp. 209-210. 
  • P. Varul. Estonian Private Law and the European Union. In: Problems of Transformation of Law in Connection with European Integration: Riga: University of Latvia, 2002, pp. 190–203.
  • P. Varul. Creation of New Private Law in Estonia. Krawietz, W.; Narits, R. (Eds.). Gesetzgebung und Rechtspolitik. Internationales Symposium der Estnischen Juristischen Fakultät in Tartu. - Rechtstheorie. Zeitschrift für Logik, Methodenlehre, Kybernetik und Soziologie des Rechts. Berlin: Duncker-Humblot, 31, 2000, S. 349-367.
  • P. Varul. Legal Expertise of the Constitution: Aims, Organisation of Work, Results. – Riigikogu Toimetised (Journal of the Estonian Parliament), 2000, No. 1, pp. 65–76 (in Estonian).
  • P. Varul, H. Pisuke. Louisiana’s Contribution to the Estonian Civil Code. – Tulane Law Review, 1999, Vol. 73, 4, pp. 1027–1031.
  • P. Varul, Vesa A. Lappalainen. Viron kaupallista lainsäädäntöä – Eesti kaubanduse seadused – Estonian law on business. – Helsinki: Lakimiesliiton Kustannus, 1991, 326 p.
  • P. Varul. On Creation of Legislation on Business Activity in Estonia. - Market and Plan in the Regulation of Economy. Helsinki, 1991, pp. 3–12.

Languages

  • Estonian (Native)
  • English (Fluent)
  • Russian (Fluent) 

 



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