Introduction to Lithuanian law

Mokslo publikacijos / Scientific publications
Document Type:
Knyga / Book
Anglų kalba / English
Introduction to Lithuanian law
  • Szymanski, Charles F, redagavimas [edt]
  • Berkmanas, Tomas, redagavimas [edt]
  • Gruodytė, Edita, redagavimas [edt]
  • Kiršienė, Julija, redagavimas [edt]
Publication Data:
Vilnius : Justitia, 2011.
XVII, 371 p
Bibliografija prie skyrių.
Introduction — Foreword for foreign readers — 1. Historical development of Lithuanian law. Krėva treaty in 1385. Privileges of Grand Dukes. Pre-statutory codification. Statutes of Lithuania. Constitution of 1791. Occupation period in the XIX–XX centuries. Legal system in 1918–1940. Legal system in the Soviet period. Legal system in 1990–2009. Impact of EU law — 2. Structure of the Lithuanian judicial system. Courts and their structure. Other judicially relevant institutions. Legal education. Legal ethics. Position and role of the judiciary in the Lithuanian legal system — 3. Civil procedure law. Origins. Civil procedure reform in 2002. Present rules of civil procedure in the Lithuanian court system. Venue and composition of court. International conventions regarding civil procedure matters ratified by Lithuania. Right to a fair trial. Open trial of cases. Persons participating in the case and representation in court. Pretrial phase. Settlement and conciliation process in Lithuanian courts. Cassation and appellate processes. Rules of evidence — 4. Constitutional law. History. Human rights. State power. The courts — 5. Administrative law and procedure. Concept of administrative law. Sources of administrative law. Public administration. Administrative liability. Administrative process — 6. Contracts. Principles of Lithuaniaʼs contract law. Pre-contractual relations. Formation of a contract. Form of contracts. Interpretation of contracts. Content of contracts. Performance of contracts. Defences for non-performance. Security for the performance of a contractʼs obligations— 7. Corporations and partnerships. Individual enterprise. General partnership and limited partnership. Public limited liability company and private limited liability company. Cooperative society. Agricultural company. State enterprise and municipal enterprise. EU level legal entities: European company SE, European cooperative society SCE and European economic interest grouping EEIG — 8. Financial law. Laws regulating markets in financial instruments. Definition of securities and financial instruments. Securities Commission of the Republic of Lithuania. Central Securities Depository of Lithuania. Financial brokerage firms. Financial advisor companies. Clients of financial brokerage firms. Offering of and trading in securities. NASDAQ OMX Vilnius. Collective investment undertakings — 9. Tax law. Development of the Lithuanian taxation system. Lithuanian taxation system. Taxes in Lithuania: direct taxes and indirect taxes. Tax administration system. Trends in the Lithuanian taxation system — 10. Bankruptcy law. Bankruptcy law development in the Republic of Lithuania. Legal regulation of bankruptcy proceedings. Restructuring of enterprises. Regulation of bankruptcy proceedings of natural persons — 11. Labour law. Subjects of labour law. Contract of employment. Expiry of an employment contract. Working time. Rest period. Wage. Labour discipline. Material liability — 12. Property law. Definition of ownership rights to property. Acquisition of ownership rights. Right of co-ownership. Protection of an ownerʼs property rights. Expropriation of property for public needs. Illegal construction. Ownership, management and use of land. Law on the restoration of the rights of ownership of citizens to existing real property— 13. Inheritance law. General provisions on inheritance and opening of succession. Successors. Succession by operation of law. Inheritance by will. Acceptance of succession and liability for the debts of the bequeather. The law provides for three ways to accept succession. Partition of inheritance — 14. Family law. Marriage and civil partnership. Registration of marriage. Termination of the relationship and ancillary matters. Divorce by the mutual consent of the spouses. Separation. Legal regime of the property of spouses. Marital contract. Division of joint community property. Civil liability of spouses for obligations in property. Mutual rights and duties of children and parents — 15. Criminal law. Sources of Lithuanian criminal law. Classification of criminal acts. Jurisdictional questions. Subject of a criminal act. Legal entity. Stages of a criminal act. Conspiracy. Circumstances eliminating criminal liability. Release from criminal liability. Criminal penalties and penal sanctions. Peculiarities of the criminal liability of minors — 16. Criminal procedure law. Some aspects of criminal procedure principles. Characteristics of some persons participating in Lithuanian criminal procedure. Characteristics of the process. Peculiarities of criminal procedure in investigations and hearings. Summary process. Process when the accused is in absentia — 17. Torts. Nature of tort liability in Lithuania. Four elements. Defenses. Liability rules for damages caused by a public authority. Joint tortfeasors and the right of recourse. Special liability rules for defective products and misleading advertising.
Lietuvos teisė; Teisės istorija; Viduramžių teisė; Teismai; Teisės studijos; Įstatymai.
Lithuanian law; Law history; Medieval law; Courts; Law studies; Laws.
Summary / Abstract:

ENThis work provides an English language overview of the field of Lithuanian law. Previously, scholars and other legal professionals lacking knowledge of the Lithuanian language had to rely on scattered translations to conduct research in this area. The authors cover the full range of legal subjects - from torts to property to company law - in an analytic manner, so that the reader will gain the essence of each subject, and also will have a sense of current issues and trends in the development of each area of Lithuanian law. Through this work, Lithuanian law will become much more accessible on the global stage. Practically, foreign attorneys will now have a highly readable guide to Lithuanian legal principles. Theoretically, academics and students will have access to the full range of Lithuanian legal thought, which will be useful in any comparative legal research. [Charles F. Szymanski].

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