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

Curriculum

Position 

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

Address 

  • Plaça Ferrater Mora, 1 CP 17071 Girona (Catalonia, Spain). 

Extension/Fax 

  • + (34) 972 419719/ + (34) 972 239561 

Room number 

  • SD1-207 (Tourism School); 420 (Faculty of Law) 

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, p. 1-61.
  • J.M. Bech Serrat (2014), 'An overview of the proposal for a new Package Travel Directive', RRa-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 (forthcoming), ‘Consumer Travel Law’ in Christian Twigg-Flesner (ed), Research Handbook on EU Consumer and Contract Law, Edward Elgar.
  • 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 (Conferencias & Ponencias), 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’ In L'exercici de les competències sobre Dret civil de Catalunya (Materials de les Onzenes Jornades de Dret Català a Tossa), Àrea de Dret civil de la Universitat de Girona (Coord.) 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 VI Congreso AECIT (Nuevas tendencias de ocio y turismo: su especial problemática en destintos singulares: Ceuta, 27 y 28 septiembre de 2001), L. Valdés et al. (eds.) 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 El futur del Dret patrimonial de Catalunya (Materials de les Desenes Jornades de Dret Català a Tossa), Àrea de Dret civil de la Universitat de Girona (Coord.), 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

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 activities 
  •  Consultancy work for Government, businesses and professional organisations on travel law matters. 
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