Karin Sein

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Karin Sein

Professor Karin Sein has been practicing law since 1996, starting out as an advisor at the Private Law Department of the Ministry of Justice. During her work at the Ministry of Justice, she chaired the work group for Private International Law and participated in drafting the Bankruptcy Act and also in ratification of several international conventions and the work of the Hague Conference on Private International Law. She continued her career as the Head and lector of Private Law Chair of the Estonian Academy of Security Sciences until she became a lecturer at the faculty of Law of the University of Tartu in 2004. She works as a Professor of Civil Law of the Faculty of Law since 2015. During 01.09.2015-01.09.2016, Karin Sein worked as an advisor at the Civil Law Chamber of the Supreme Court.

Karin’s main research areas have been contract law, consumer law, European Private Law, International Private Law and civil proceeding:
she has published a large number of articles in these fields in Estonian, English and German languages. At the University of Tartu, she teaches the students contract law, international private law and consumer law. Two Doctoral and many Master Theses have been defended under her supervision. She has conducted different advanced trainings for judges, prosecutors, auditors, public servants, etc.

Professional development abroad

October 2010 - Faculty of Law of the University of Salzburg under the Erasmus programme for lectors.
October - November 2012 - University of Bayreuth in Germany, Research Fellow.
April 2014 - Research visit to the Faculty of Law of the University of Oslo within the frames of the "Topical Issues of Consumer Credit in Estonia and Norway" research project.

Work experience

01.02.2015 – University of Tartu, Faculty of Law, Professor of Civil Law, Acting Head of the Chair of Civil Law
01.09.2015-01.09.2016 – Supreme Court, Civil Law Chamber, Advisor
01.09.2009 – 20.01.2015 – University of Tartu, Faculty of Law, Institute of Private Law, Chair of Civil Law, Associate Professor of Civil Law31.08.2009 – 31.08.2004 – University of Tartu, Faculty of Law, Institute of Private Law, Chair of Civil Law, Lecturer of International Private Law 
2004-2001 - Head of Private Law Chair of the Estonian Academy of Security Sciences 
1996-2001 – Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Estonia, Advisor

Education

2007 doctor iuris – University of Tartu, Faculty of Law
1999 Magister legum – Albert Ludwigs University of Freiburg in Germany
1993-1997 baccalaureus artium – University of Tartu, Faculty of Law
1981- 1992 M. Härma Tartu Secondary School No. 2

Languages

Estonian, English, German, Finnish, Russian

Membership

European Law Institute
University of Tartu Faculty of Law Council
Professional Suitability Assessment Committee of the Estonian Bar Association
MTÜ Eesti Vahekohus arbitrator

Scientific publications

Kalamees, Piia; Lilleholt, Kare; Sein, Karin. (2015). Responsible Lending in Estonian and Norwegian Law. Journal of European Consumer and Market Law, 1(1), 29 - 38.

Kalamees, Piia; Sein, Karin (2015). Price Reduction in the System of Contractual Remedies. European Review of Private Law, 23(2), 263 - 280.

Sein, Karin, Hermet, Haide (2014). Kuidas hageda teises Euroopa Liidu liikmesriigis teadmata aadressil elavat võlgnikku? Kohtudokumentide kättetoimetamise ja tagaseljaotsusega seonduvad probleemid. Juridica, 9, 669-679.

Sein, K.; Lilleholt, K. (2014). Enforcement of Security Rights in Residential Immovable Property and Consumer Protection: An Assessment of Estonian and Norwegian Law. Oslo Law Review, 1, 20 - 46.

Sein, Karin; Värv, Age (2014). Estonian Perspective on Cour de Cassation 23 October 2012 (no. 11-12.978). European Review of Private Law, 22(6), 971 - 978.

Sein, Karin (2014). ImpApp - Implementation of the Consumer Rights Directive. Estonia. Journal of European Consumer and Market Law, 3(3), 267 - 270.

Sein, Karin; Volens, Urmas (2014). Legal Problems and Regulations related to Easy-Access Non-Secured Consumer Loans in Estonia. Juridica International, 120 - 138.

Pavelts, Arsi; Sein, Karin (2014). The Buyer's Right to Require Reimbursement for Repair Costs of Defective Goods under the CISG, the CESL, and Estonian Law. Juridica International, 21, 147 - 158.

Pavlovskaja, Irina; Sein, Karin (2014). Pangakontode arestimine pangakontode Euroopa arestimismääruse menetluses. Juridica, 7, 550 - 560.

Sein, K. (2014). Tarbijalepingute kohtualluvuse probleemid Brüsseli I määruses: milliste ohtudega peavad arvestama oma kaupu või teenuseid piiriüleselt pakkuvad ettevõtjad? Juridica, 2, 127 - 134.

Sein, Karin; Siimets-Gross, Hesi (2014). Das Erbe des römischen Rechts im modernen estnischen Kaufrecht. Mattiangeli, Daniele (Toim.). Emptio-Venditio. Europäische Studien zur Geschichte des Kaufvertrags (365 - 380). Wien: Peter Lang Publishers.

Sein, Karin (2014). The Principle of Change in Circumstances in Estonian Contract Law- "Much Ado About Nothing?". Jurisprudence and Culture: Past Lessons and Future Challenges (586 - 594).University of Latvia Press.

Saare, K.; Sein, K. (2013). Amtsermittlungspflicht der nationalen Gerichte bei der Kontrolle von missbräuchlichen Klauseln in Verbraucherverträgen. Journal of European Consumer and Market Law, 2(1), 15 - 28.

Sein, K. (2013). Estland – ein Versuchsfeld für das Europäische Privatrecht? Estnische Erfahrungen mit der Anwendung der Prinzipien des vereinheitlichten Europäischen Privatrechts. Zeitschrift für Gemeinschaftsprivatrecht, 13 - 24.

Sein, Karin (2013). Private Enforcement of Competition Law – the Case of Estonia. Yearbook of Antitrust and Regulatory Studies, 6(8), 129 - 141.

Sein, Karin (2013). Protection of Consumers in Consumer-Credit Contracts: Expectations and Reality in Estonia . Juridica International: Law Review of University of Tartu, 32 - 40.

Kalamees, Piia; Sein, Karin (2013). Should Price Reduction be Recognised as a Separate Contractual Remedy? Juridica International: Law Review of University of Tartu, 52 - 60.

Sein, Karin (2013). Appi! Tarbijast võlgnik kolis välismaale! Kommentaar Riigikohtu lahenditele 3-2-1-114-12 ja 3-2-1-123-12. Juridica, 3, 210 - 216.

Sein, K., Värv, A. (2013). Lennureisija õigus saada hüvitist. Euroopa Liidu lennureisijate õiguste määrus. Juridica, 107 - 117.

Sein, K. (2013). Tarbijate õiguste kaitse Euroopa müügiõiguse eelnõus: kas kõrgem tase Eesti tarbija jaoks? Juridica, 1, 67 - 73.

Sein, Karin; Torga, Maarja; Nurmela, Ilona; Põldvere, Pirkka-Marja; Mahhov, Ivo; Punison, Birgit (2013). Private International Law Estonia. Kluwer Law International

Saare, K., Sein, K. (2012). Transparenzgebot der AGB-Klauseln in den Verbraucherverträgen . Juridica International, 19, 59 - 67.

Sein, Karin (2012). Transposition of the New Consumer Credit Directive in Estonia. European Review of Private Law, 2, 435 - 446.

Sein, K. (2012). Millal saab ostja müügieseme puuduste tõttu lepingust taganeda? Kommentaar Riigikohtu otsustele tsiviilasjades 3-2-1-11-01, 3-2-1-80-10 ja 3-2-1-147-11. Juridica, 9, 717 - 722.

Sein, Karin (2012). Tarbijalemüügilepingu sätete kohaldatavus tarbijast liisinguvõtja ja müüja vahelises suhtes. Juridica, 5, 376 - 383.

Sein, Karin (2012). Compilation of Briefing Papers on Consumer Vulnerability. Estonia.

Sein, Karin (2011). Protection of Consumers against Unfair Jurisdiction and Arbitration Clauses in Jurisprudence of the European Court of Justice. Juridica International, 54 - 62.

Kalamees, Piia; Sein, Karin (2011). Recoverability of Removal and Installation Costs in Case of Defective Consumer Goods: How Would the Weber and Putz Case Be Solved under Common European Sales Law? Zeitschrift für Gemeinschaftsprivatrecht, 289 - 293.

Sein, K.; Uusen-Nacke, T. (2010). Contracts of Carriage: Legislation and Case Law in Estonia. Review of Central and East European Law, 35(4), 341 - 368.

Saare, K.; Sein, K.; Simovart, M.A. (2010). Protection of consumer rights in SMS loan agreements. European Review of Private Law, 18 (2010)(1), 129 - 142.

Sein, K. (2010). Kes peab posti- või Interneti-müügi lepingust taganemisel kandma esialgsed postikulud? Euroopa Kohtu otsus asjas Handelsgesellschaft Heinrich Heine GmbH vs. Verbraucherzentrale Nordrhein-Westfalen e.V. Juridica, 10, 800 - 801.

Saare, Kalev; Sein, Karin; Simovart, Mari Ann (2010). Laenusaaja õiguste kaitse SMS-laenu lepingute puhul. Juridica, 41 - 50.

Sein, K. (2010). Leping kinnisvaraarendaja ja kinnisasja omandaja vahel: kas müügileping või segatüüpi leping? Kommentaar Riigikohtu otsusele tsiviilasjas 3-2-1-98-09. Juridica, 3, 222 - 225.

Sein, K. (2010). Tehingu vorminõuded ja nende järgimata jätmise tagajärjed. Juridica, 508 - 516.

Kalamees, Piia; Saare, Kalev; Sein, Karin (2010). Töö vastuvõtmine ja töövõtja vastutus ehitusvigade eest . Juridica, 4, 258 - 268.

Sein, K. (2010). Estonian Case Law on the CMR Convention. Kiel Journal of East European Law, 4 - 7.

Varul, P.; Kull, I.; Kõve, V., Käerdi, M. (2010). Paragrahvide 77-83 ja 111-113 kommentaarid. Tsiviilseadustiku üldosa seadus. Kommenteeritud väljaanne. (243 - 260).Juura, Õigusteabe AS

Sein, K. (2009). Millal aegub vedaja poolt veolepingu täitmata jätmisest tulenev nõue? Riigikohtu tsiviilkolleegiumi otsus asjas 3-2-1-3-09. Juridica, 10, 719 - 721.

Sein, K. (2009). The development of private international law in Estonia. Sarcevic, P.; Bonomi, A.; Volken, P. (Toim.). Yearbook of Private International Law (459 - 472). Berlin - New York: Sellier de Gruyter

Varul, P.; Kull, I.; Kõve, V.; Käerdi, M. (2009). Kaubaveoleping. Varul, P.; Kull, I.; Kõve, V.; Käerdi, M. (Toim.). Võlaõigusseadus III. Kommenteeritud väljaanne (315 - 390). Tallinn: Juura, Õigusteabe AS

Saare, K; Sein, K; Simovart, M. (2008). The Buyer's Free Choice Between Termination and Avoidance of a Sales Contract. Juridica International, 2, 43 - 53.

Saare, K.; Sein, K.; Simovart, MA. (2007). Differentiation of Mistake and Fraud as Grounds for Rescission of Transaction. Juridica International: Law Review of University of Tartu, I, 142 - 151.

Sein, K. (2007). Should Estonian Law Provide for an Award of Punitive Damages? Juridica International, 1, 46 - 54.

Sein, K. (2007). Keskkonnakahjulikust tegevusest tulenevad nõuded – kas eraõiguslikud ja/või avalik-õiguslikud? Juridica, I, 54 - 62.

Saare, K.; Sein, K.; Simovart, M.-A. (2007). Tehingu tühistamise aluseks oleva eksimuse ja pettuse piiritlemine . Juridica, X, 705 - 714.

Parkel, K.; Sein, K. (2007). The impact and application of the Brussels II bis Regulation in Estonia. Boele-Woelki, K.; Gonzales Beilfuss, C. (Toim.). The impact and application of Regulation Brussels II bis in the Member States (56 - 68). Holland: Intersentia

Sein, K. (2007). Ettenähtavuse reegel ja rikutud kohustuse eesmärk kui lepingulise kahjuhüvitise piiramise alused. (Doktoritöö, Tartu Ülikool)Tallinna Ülikooli Kirjastus

Varul, P.; Kull, I.; Kõve, V.; Käerdi, M. (2006). Võlaõigusseadus I üldosa (§§ 1-207). Kommenteeritud väljaanne. Tallinn: Juura, Õigusteabe AS

Sein, K. (2005). Damage Arising from Defect in Object of Contract to Creditor`s Absolute Legal Rights: Contractual or Delictual Liability? . Juridica International, 10, 51 - 59.

Kull, I.; Sein, K. (2005). Die Bedeutung des Wiener Übereinkommens von 1980 über den internationalen Warenverkauf im estnischen Recht. IHR, 4, 138 - 142.

Pisuke, H.; Sein, K.; Nurmela, I. (2005). The present situation of private international law in Estonia. The European Legal Forum, 6, I-273 - I-275.

Sein, K. (2005). Damage Partly Caused by the Aggrieved Party. Värk, R. (Toim.). Estonian Law Reform and Global Challenges: Essays Celebrating the Tenth Anniversary of the Institute of Law, University of Tartu (151 - 168). Tartu: Tartu University Press

Sein, K. (2004). Mis on vääramatu jõud? Juridica, 8, 511 - 519.

Lunkova, Olga; Sein, Karin; Värv, Age (2004). Eraõigus : kaasused. Tallinn: Sisekaitseakadeemia

Sein, K. (2004). Võlaõigus: üldosa. Tallinn: Sisekaitseakadeemia

Sein, K. (2003). Kahju ettenähtavuse reegel kahjuhüvitise piiramise alusena. Juridica, 4, 243 - 249.

Sein, Karin (2002). Peamised muudatused tsiviilseadustiku üldosa seaduse eelnõus. Tallinn: Sisekaitseakadeemia kirjastus

Sein, Karin (2002). Võlaõigus : üldosa. Tallinn: Sisekaitseakadeemia kirjastus

Sein, Karin (2002). Võlaõigus : üldosa. Tallinn: Sisekaitseakadeemia kirjastus

Sein, K. (2001). Law Applicable to Persons Pursuant to Draft Private International Law Act. Juridica International, 1(6), 133 - 141.