Dr.  BECH SERRAT, JOSEP MARIA

Plana personal

Categoria:
PROFESSOR TITULAR D'UNIVERSITAT
Departament:
DRET PRIVAT
Àrea de coneixement:
DRET CIVIL
Institut:
INSTITUT DE DRET PRIVAT EUROPEU I COMPARAT
Grup de recerca:
Dret Privat Europeu
ORCID PRC:
0000-0001-6972-1373

Currículum abreujat

Position 

  • Associate Professor of Civil Law (Profesor titular de Derecho Civil), Tourism School, University of Girona.

Address 

  • C/ de la Universitat de Girona 12 CP 17003 Girona (Catalonia, Spain).

Room number/Telephone 

  • 420 (Faculty of Law); SD1-207 (Tourism School)/
  • (+34) 972419821/9719

Qualifications 

  • LLB (Autonomous University of Barcelona, UAB), PhD (University of Girona, UdG)

 

Email

josepm.bech@udg.edu 

 
I. TEACHING

Current position 

  • Since 2009. Lecturer in Civil Law on Erasmus Mundus Master’s in European Tourism Management. Tourism School. University of Girona.
  • Since 2005. Lecturer in Civil Law on the European Master in Tourism Management (EMTM). Tourism School. University of Girona.
  • Since 2001. Lecturer in Civil Law for the Tourism Degree. Tourism School. University of Girona.
  • Since 2001. Lecturer in Civil Law for the Law Degree. Faculty of Law. University of Girona.

Other teaching activities 

  • 2005-2007. Teaching on Masters Course on Tort Law at the Barcelona Bar Association.
  • 2004-2006. Visiting professor on MBA module Managing in the Hospitality Industry at  the University Jaume I of Castellón de la Plana.
  • 2001-2003. Visiting professor on the Tourism Degree module ‘Legal Liability and Risk Management in Adventure Tourism’ at the European University. Barcelona.
II. RESEARCH
 
Research Interests

My research interests lie broadly in the fields of Travel Law, Unjust Enrichment, Consumer Law, Law of Obligations, Contract Law (Sale of Goods) and Tort Law. I also have interests in the Harmonisation of these issues in the EU.

Selected Publications

Books 

Articles in refereed journals

  • J.M. Bech Serrat (2018), 'Cláusulas suelo y autonomía procesal en la Unión Europea: ¿por qué no hacer una excepción a la cosa juzgada?', InDret: Revista para el Análisis del Derecho, p. 1-61.
  • J.M. Bech Serrat (2014), 'An overview of the proposal for a new Package Travel Directive', Reiserecht Aktuell-IFTTA Law Review, 1, p. 2-8.
  • J.M. Bech Serrat (2013), 'Doing the fairness test of some price-related clauses used by low-cost airlines in Spain', Rivista italiana di Diritto del turismo, 8, p. 133-146.
  • J.M. Bech Serrat (2012), 'The role of the DCFR in travel contracts: toward an optional instrument?', Journal of European Consumer and Market Law, 2, p. 95-103.
  • J.M. Bech Serrat (2011), 'Re-routing under the Air Passenger's Rights Regulation', Air and Space Law, 36(6), p. 441-451.
  • J.M. Bech Serrat (2011), ‘Quality of hotel service and consumer protection: A European contract law approach',Tourism Management, 32, p. 277-287.
  • J.M. Bech Serrat (2010), ‘When the Package Holiday is Not Realized: A Piece of EU Consumer Law under Review’, European Journal of Law Reform, 12, p. 388-403.
  • J.M. Bech Serrat (2010), ‘Why is there a Separation between Distance Selling in EU Law and the Tourism Industry?’, Journal of Consumer Policy, 33, p. 75-89.
  • J.M. Bech Serrat (2010), ‘Reparar y sustituir cosas en la compraventa: evolución y últimas tendencias’, InDret, p. 1-48.
  • J.M. Bech Serrat (2008), ‘Regulación de los viajes combinados: aclaraciones de un texto refundido’, Revista de Derecho Privado, p. 55-96.
  • J.M. Bech Serrat (2004), La contratación de apartamentos turísticos (Especial referencia al Decreto catalán 163/1998, de 8 de julio, de Apartamentos turísticos)El Consultor Inmobiliario, 49, p. 3-16.
  • J.M. Bech Serrat (2002), Responsabilidad contractual del organizador de viajes combinados por accidentes en excursiones facultativasDiario La Ley, 5487, p. 1-6.
  • M. Stiff and J.M. Bech Serrat (1999), Die Umsetzung der Pauschal-Reiserechtlinie in Spanien und Deutschland. Unterschiede, Gemeinsamkeiten und UmsetzungsdefiziteVerbraucher und Recht, 8, p. 251-264.

 Chapters in edited collections 

  • J.M. Bech Serrat (2016), ‘Consumer Travel Law’ in Christian Twigg-Flesner (ed), Research Handbook on EU Consumer and Contract Law, Edward Elgar (recensión a cargo de Cristina Poncibó en European Review of Private Law, 4-2017, p. 831-830).
  • J.M. Bech Serrat (2009), 'Normas de calidad de los servicios turísticos: una aproximación desde el Derecho Contractual Europeo' in 1er. Congreso Iberoamericano de Derecho del Turismo, G. Güidi (Coord.), Buenos Aires, Ladevi, p. 389-424.
  • M. Martín Casals, J.Ribot Igualada and J.M. Bech Serrat (2002), ‘El contracte de viatge combinat’ inÀrea de Dret civil de la Universitat de Girona (coord), L'exercici de les competències sobre Dret civil de Catalunya (Materials de les Onzenes Jornades de Dret Català a Tossa),  València, Tirant lo Blanch, p. 301-358.
  • J.M. Bech Serrat (2002), ‘Cláusulas contractuales de limitación de responsabilidad de la empresa de alojamiento por daños causados a objetos del consumidor’ in L. Valdés et al. (eds) Nuevas tendencias de ocio y turismo: su especial problemática en destintos singulares (VI Congreso AECIT Ceuta, 27 y 28 septiembre de 2001), Torredonjimeno, Gráficas “La Paz”, p. 161-168.
  • J.M. Bech Serrat, A. Calle Ortega and A. Ruda González (2000), ‘Estudi estadístic sobre les sentències del Tribunal Superior de Justícia de Catalunya en matèria de rescissió per lesió ultra dimidium’ in Àrea de Dret civil de la Universitat de Girona (coord), El futur del Dret patrimonial de Catalunya (Materials de les Desenes Jornades de Dret Català a Tossa),  València, Tirant lo Blanch, p. 427-453. 
Other
  • Josep M. Bech Serrat (2008), translation of chapter 9 ‘Pluralidad de causantes’) In Principios de Derecho Europeo de la Responsabilidad Civil, European Group on Tort Law (ed.), Cizur Menor, Thomson-Aranzadi, p. 189-200. 
 

Selected Conferences and Workshops

  • 8-9 October, 2018, Paper 'Information obligations and content of the package travel contract'. In ESHTE/INATEL International Conference on Competition Law in Tourism and New Package Travel Directive, Estoril, Portugal. 
  • 24 November, 2015, Conference 'A tailored approach to remedies for non-performance in the new Package Travel Directive: A fragile equilibrium with general rules on Contract Law', Symposium on new Travel Package Directive, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, organised by Centre for the Study of European Contract Law (CSECL), University of Amsterdam. Director: Dr. Marco Loos.
  • 27-30 May, 2015, Paper 'The new EU Package Travel Directive', coauthor: Dr. Klaus Tonner. In 8th IFTTA Europe Workshop, Tucepi, Croatia.
  • 23-26 October, 2013, Paper 'The proposal for a new Package Travel Directive: an analysis from a consumer law perspective'. In 24th IFTTA World Conference on Travel and Tourism Law: Travel and Tourism Law-New Challenges, New Legislation, Charles University of Prague, Czech Republic.
  • 16-17 November, 2012. Paper `Why the hospitality industry needs to face the EU consumer acquis'. In 2nd. International Congress Tourism & Law, Barcelona, Spain. Co-author: Dr. Evelyne Terryn (Law Professor at the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium). Organised by Barcelona Bar Association.
  • 2 July, 2011. Paper 'The review of the Air Passenger Rights Regulation 261/2004'. In 4th International Forum of Travel and Tourism Advocates (IFTTA) EU Workshop, Salzburg, Austria.
  • 30 June-1 July, 2011. Paper ‘The Role of the Draft Common Frame of Reference in Travel Contracts'. In 2nd European Travel Law Forum (ETLF), Salzburg, Austria. Organised by Dr. Stephan Keiler.
  • 8 April, 2011. Paper `The Impact of Information Technologies on Package Holiday Regulations´ In 1st. International Congress Tourism & Law, Barcelona, Spain. Co-author: Jordi Moguel Fernández. Organised by Barcelona Bar Association.
  • 7 May, 2010. Paper ‘Responsabilidade por Incumprimento’ In I Conferencia Internacional de Direito do Turismo de Algarve: Nos 20 Anos da Directiva Europeia sobre Viagens Organizada, Faro (Portugal). Organised by Dr. David Masseno, University of Algarve, in collaboration with Tourism and Leisure Research Centre.
  • 15-17 April, 2010. Paper ‘When the organiser is unable to fulfil the contract before departure (Art. 4 Para. 6(1)PTD)-Revision of the 90/314/EEC Package Travel Directive –‘ In 3rd International Forum of Travel and Tourism Advocates (IFTTA) EU Workshop, Moscow, Russia. Organised by Dr. Evgeny Pisarevsky (Russia), Dorottya Gyenizse (Hungary), Harry Manuel (Netherlands), Michael Wukoschitz (Austria).
  • 1-3 April, 2009. Paper ‘Why there is a Separation between Distance Selling and Tourism?’ In 2nd International Forum of Travel and Tourism Advocates (IFTTA) EU Workshop, Palma de Mallorca (Spain). Organised by Dra. Antonia Paniza Fullana, University of Balearic Islands (Spain).
  • 21 and 22 August 2008. Conference ‘Normas de calidad de los servicios turísticos: una aproximación desde el Derecho contractual europeo’ In Congreso Iberoamericano de Derecho del turismo, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Organized by University of Buenos Aires (UBA) Director: Dra. G. Güidi. Attendance of about 450 experts on Travel and Tourism Law.  

Rewards and Scholarships

  • July-August 1998. Research Programme Common Principles of European Private Law supported by the European Commission. University of Münster (Germany).
  • August 1998. Scholarship ‘Turismo de España 1998, para españoles, para la realización de tesis doctorales(Resolution 21 July 1998, Secretaría de Estado de Comercio, Turismo y de la Pequeña y Mediana Empresa.
  • 1990-1995.  First Class Degree in Degree awarded by the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB).
Other professional activities
  • Consultancy work for Government, businesses and professional organisations on travel law matters.

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