This article analyzes possible use of foreign public legal norms for settlement of disputes in the field of private international law. Appropriate rules of national laws and international legal acts, examples from jurisprudence are regarded. There is a synopsis of the doctrinal opinions concerning the article’s problem. The author comes to conclusion that using foreign public law at the present time cannot priori damage neither interests of the participants of the international civil circulation or interests of the state in general. In the modern world maximum use of foreign legal norms is one of the most effective means of private interests (and often not so foreign as own, "local", national).
The article is devoted to the problems of piracy qualification under national and international law. The author analyses the definition of piracy in the Russian Criminal Code and makes conclusions on the necessity of its improvement on the basis of international law norms.
Present article considers the modern legal foundations of regulation of international carriage of passengers and baggage by rail transport. As part of this article is a detailed analysis of the national and international legal regulation of passengers and baggage carriage by rail transport.
The article deals with the concept and the general characteristics of cross-border distribution agreements in Europe by the example of the Netherlands and France. The article focuses on the basic terms, the form and duration of cross-border distribution agreements, as well as on the applicable law and means of disputes resolution. The article quotes relevant EC regulations and national legislation of the Netherlands and France.