"The euro has farreaching and sometimes unexpected effects on all kinds of commercial transactions. Business trading in or trading with the euro area must understand the implications of the changes, the risk uncertainty and lost business opportunities. The legal issues of the euro are important for Businesses within the euro area, Businesses outside the euro area, whether in nonparticipating EU member countries (e.g. the UK, Sweden and Denmark) or nonmember countries (e.g. the USA and Norway) when dealing with transactions involving the euro or one of the currencies replaced by it. This book deals with the legal aspects of the implementation of the euro on a range of different areas of commercial practice. Each chapter is selfcontained, giving both background and analysis of the problems raised by the euro in the area concerned. Birgit Ris is a Dutch national and an English solicitor who has worked in Brussels for many years. The other contributors are specialists drawn from Dibb Lupton Alsop, Brussels.