Is it time for jurisdictions to undertake recodification, decodification, or even codification of their private laws? This volume addresses this recurring question in legal science by presenting recent developments and new perspectives on the codification of private law from a comparative law viewpoint. Contributions in this volume explore how jurisdictions from America, Asia and Europe currently stand regarding codification and help generate awareness on different paths, yet also of common grounds. Codification exceeds jurisdictional borders, and therefore the experiences presented in this volume should be seen as part of a global phenomenon. Jurisdictions do not evolve in isolation, since the circulation of ideas – often present in transplantation or normative transfers – is able to shape codification. This volume should help assess the virtues and weaknesses of codification, thus offering insights into the status of a paradigm that stretches across the globe.