Good Faith in European Contract Law

Author: Simon Whittaker

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521771900

Category: Law

Page: 720

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For some Western European legal systems the principle of good faith has proved central to the development of their law of contracts, while in others it has been marginalized or even rejected. This book starts by surveying the use or neglect of good faith in these legal systems and explaining its historical origins. The central part of the book takes thirty situations which would, in some legal systems, attract the application of good faith, analyses them according to fifteen national legal systems and assesses the practical significance of both the principle of good faith and its relationship to other contractual and non-contractual doctrines and forms of regulation in each situation. The book concludes by explaining how European lawyers, whether from a civil or common law background, may need to come to terms with the principle of good faith. This was the first completed project of The Common Core of European Private Law launched at the University of Trento.
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Unexpected Circumstances in European Contract Law

Author: Ewoud Hondius,Christoph Grigoleit

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139501151

Category: Law

Page: N.A

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The recent financial crisis has questioned whether existing contracts may be adapted, terminated or renegotiated as a result of unexpected circumstances. The question is not a new one. In medieval times the notion of clausula rebus sic stantibus was developed to cope with such situations, and Germany introduced the theory of Wegfall der Geschäftsgrundlage. In England, the Coronation cases provided one possible answer. This comparative study explores the possibility of classifying jurisdictions as 'open' or 'closed' in this regard.
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Causation in European Tort Law

Author: Marta Infantino,Eleni Zervogianni

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108418368

Category: Law

Page: N.A

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This book takes an original and comparative approach to issues of causation in tort law across many European legal systems.
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Precontractual Liability in European Private Law

Author: John Cartwright,Martijn Hesselink

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521516013

Category: Law

Page: 509

View: 6029

This volume outlines European perspectives on the liability which may follow a break-off of precontractual negotiations.
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The Foundations of European Private Law

Author: Roger Brownsword,Hans-W Micklitz,Leone Niglia,Stephen Weatherill

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1847317901

Category: Law

Page: 648

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There remains an urgent need for a deeper discussion of the theoretical, political and federal dimensions of the European codification project. While much valuable work has already been undertaken, the chapters in this volume take as their starting point the proposition that further reflection and critical thought will enhance the quality and efficacy of the on-going work of the various codification bodies. The volume contains chapters by representatives of the Common Frame of Reference, the Study Group and the Acquis Group as well as by those who have not been involved in particular projects but who have previously commented more distantly on their work - for instance those belonging to the Trento Group, and the Social Justice Group. The chapters between them represent the most comprehensive attempt so far to survey the state of the codification project, its theoretical, political and federal foundations and the future prospects for enforcement and compliance.
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Transfer of Immovables in European Private Law

Author: Luz M. Martínez Velencoso,Saki Bailey,Andrea Pradi

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107187095

Category: Law

Page: 386

View: 6553

This volume explores the law relating to the transfer of immovables in seventeen countries within Europe.
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The Common Core of European Private Law

Author: Ugo Mattei

Publisher: Kluwer Law International

ISBN: 9041120041

Category: Civil law

Page: 231

View: 9853

Papers originally presented at meetings of the Common Core of European Private Law Project.
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Rules and Principles in European Contract Law

Author: Jacobien Rutgers

Publisher: Intersentia

ISBN: 9781780682570

Category:

Page: 172

View: 9021

This book brings together the papers presented at the Society of European Contract Law's 13th annual conference. It discusses the effect of constitutional principles, common principles to the laws of the EU Member States, and whether common principles can be transformed into rules. The Society of European Contract Law (SECOLA) promotes the development and understanding of European contract law, including its economic, sociological, and intellectual historic relation in theory and in practice. Further, SECOLA provides an international platform for the discussion of developing and proposed contract law in Europe. In this spirit, the series European Contract Law and Theory combines dogmatic thinking in comparative and EU law with strong social theory considerations, and makes publicly available the results of the discussions of leading scholars and practitioner. (Series: European Contract Law and Theory - Vol. 1) [Subject: European Law, Contract Law]
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Commercial Trusts in European Private Law

Author: Michele Graziadei,Ugo Mattei,Lionel Smith

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139448161

Category: Law

Page: N.A

View: 342

In European legal systems, a variety of approaches to trust and relationships of trust meet the universal professionalisation of asset management services. This book explores that interface in order to seek a better understanding of the legal regulation of the entrustment of wealth. Within the methodology of the Common Core of European Private Law, the book sets out cases on the establishment and termination of management relationships, obligations of loyalty and of professionalism, and the choice of law. More specialized cases address collective investment, collective secured lending, pension funds, and securitisation. Reports on these cases from fifteen jurisdictions of the European Union tackle fundamental problems of trust law and show which legal techniques are deployed to solve them across Europe. In addition to a much-needed comparative treatment of the subject, the book discusses the scholarly setting for the issues and gives guidance on the terminology in the evolving European scene.
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The Principles of European Contract Law and Dutch Law:A Commentary

Author: D. Busch

Publisher: Kluwer Law International

ISBN: 9041117490

Category: Law

Page: 471

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The topic of harmonisation of European private law, and European contract law in particular, is rapidly gaining in importance. The topic is not only widely studied by academics and students all over Europe (and even beyond), it is also on the political agenda of the European Parliament, the European Commission, and the European Council. The most important achievement in this field is no doubt the Principles of European Contract Law (PECL), drafted by the Commission on European Contract Law. The European Commission considers the PECL to be a serious option for further harmonisation of European contract law within the European Union. This publication is the first to provide a systematic overview of the PECL in comparison with Dutch contract law as a whole. The book is concise and because of its structure it is easily accessible. Amongst the contributors there are many highly distinguished contract law specialists. It may be used at universities in courses on Comparative Law, European Private Law, and European Contract Law. It may also be used by international practitioners, foreign students, and academics interested in Dutch contract law who do not have access to Dutch contract law because they have no knowledge of the Dutch language. Last but not least, the book will be of interest to all jurists interested in the harmonisation of the European Private Law.
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Precontractual Liability in European Private Law

Author: John Cartwright,Martijn Hesselink

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521516013

Category: Law

Page: 509

View: 1043

This volume outlines European perspectives on the liability which may follow a break-off of precontractual negotiations.
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Mistake, Fraud and Duties to Inform in European Contract Law

Author: Ruth Sefton-Green

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139442961

Category: Law

Page: N.A

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This 2005 examination of twelve case studies about mistake, fraud and duties to inform reveals significant differences about how contract law works in thirteen European legal systems and, despite the fact that the solutions proposed are often similar, what divergent values underlie the legal rules. Whereas some jurisdictions recognise increasing duties to inform in numerous contracts so that the destiny of mistake and fraud (classical defects of consent) may appear to be uncertain, other jurisdictions continue to refuse such duties as a general rule or fail to recognise the need to protect one of the parties where there is an imbalance in bargaining power or information. Avoiding preconceptions as to where and why these differences exist, this book first examines the historical origins and development of defects of consent, then considers the issues from a comparative and critical standpoint.
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Common Core, Pecl and Dcfr: Could They Change Shipping and Transport Law?

Author: Wouter Verheyen,Marian A. I. H. Hoeks,Frank G. M. Smeele

Publisher: Intersentia

ISBN: 9781780683324

Category: Law

Page: 222

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The international character of shipping and transport has always been a great incubator for harmonization of law. There has been an increased interest within the EU on the harmonization of general private law, with different harmonization instruments coming into existence, such as common core, the Principles of European Contract Law (PECL), and the Draft of a Common Frame of Reference (DCFR). Even though both shipping and transport law and these harmonization instruments aim to further harmonize private law, the potential interplay between them has never been examined thoroughly in doctrine. In this book, the possible impact of these private law harmonization instruments on shipping and transport law is assessed. The book investigates whether harmonization instruments can contribute to uniformity of shipping and transport law in fields where such uniformity is currently lacking. Secondly, it looks at whether the current instruments or a future European private law could change (inter)- national shipping and transport law. This cross-fertilization between shipping law and harmonization instruments makes this book not only valuable for shipping lawyers, but also for anyone interested in the harmonization of private law. (Series: Ius Commune Europaeum - Vol. 136) [Subject: European Law, Private Law, Shipping Law, Transportation Law]
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Principles, Definitions and Model Rules of European Private Law

Draft Common Frame of Reference (DCFR)

Author: Study Group on a European Civil Code,Research Group on the Existing EC Private Law

Publisher: sellier. european law publ.

ISBN: 3866530978

Category: Law

Page: 642

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The Draft of a Common Frame of Reference (DCFR) is based in part on a revised version of the Principles of European Contract Law (PECL) and contains Principles, Definitions and Model Rules of European Private Law. A year ago, an interim outline edition of the Draft Common Frame of Reference (DCFR) was published by sellier. european law publishers (Germany). It covered the books on contracts and other juridical acts, obligations and corresponding rights, certain specific contracts, and non-contractual obligations. One purpose of the text was to provide material for a possible "political" Common Frame of Reference (CFR) which was called for by the European Commission's Action Plan on a More Coherent European Contract Law of January 2003. Now available for the first time is the final outline edition of the DCFR. This final outline edition covers major new topics and includes a revised and expanded list of definitions. This revision of the interim outline edition takes public discussion into account and also contains an additional section on the principles underlying the model rules. In late 2009, the six-volume full edition of the DCFR, including all comments and notes, will be published.
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An Academic Green Paper on European Contract Law

Author: Stefan Grundmann,Julien Stuyck

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 432

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The Contract is the core tool of governance in a free market economy. An EU Contract Law Code is now on the political agenda because all three legislative bodies in the EU and most member states favour it in principle. In its communication of July 2001, the Commission proposed three major options: to enhance the existing EC Contract Law by eliminating inconsistencies; introducing a European Code which substitutes national laws; and introducing a European code which only supplements national laws. This book achieves three things: For the first time, European academia is discussing these three options in an extensive and systematic way with pros and cons, in a transparent and systematic way, along broad lines and often also important details. The book contains the views of all protagonists from all those who really drafted the models to all those who illustrated the potential of decentralized rule-making and invented the very idea of an Optional Code. This is the first book in which the optional Code, which is the alternative most likely to come, is thoroughly analysed at all. This work also contains a full map of design possibilities. It is the executive summary of what European academia thinks of the future of European Contract Law and a European Code. It is the Academic Green Paper on European Contract Law.
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Unexpected Circumstances in European Contract Law

Author: Ewoud Hondius,Christoph Grigoleit

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139501151

Category: Law

Page: N.A

View: 5194

The recent financial crisis has questioned whether existing contracts may be adapted, terminated or renegotiated as a result of unexpected circumstances. The question is not a new one. In medieval times the notion of clausula rebus sic stantibus was developed to cope with such situations, and Germany introduced the theory of Wegfall der Geschäftsgrundlage. In England, the Coronation cases provided one possible answer. This comparative study explores the possibility of classifying jurisdictions as 'open' or 'closed' in this regard.
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The Recovery of Non-Pecuniary Loss in European Contract Law

Author: Vernon V. Palmer

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316300684

Category: Law

Page: N.A

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This is the first comprehensive work to capture the rise of moral damages (non-pecuniary loss) in European contract law through a historical and comparative analysis. Unique features of this study include the first classification scheme of the systems into liberal, moderate and conservative regimes, a taxonomy of non-pecuniary loss drawn from a European-wide jurisprudence, and a comprehensive bibliography of the subject. Written by a leading academic on comparative law, Palmer's precise and practical insights on Europe's leading cases will be of great interest to academic researchers and practitioners alike.
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The New European Private Law:Vol. 3:Essays on the Future of Private Law in Europe

Author: Martijn Hesselink

Publisher: Kluwer Law International

ISBN: 9041119620

Category: Law

Page: 283

View: 9506

In The New European Private Law, Martijn W. Hesselink presents a revised and supplemented collection of essays written over the last five years on European private law. He argues that the creation of a common private law in Europe is not merely a matter of rediscovering the old ius commune or of neutrally establishing the present 'common core' which may be codified in a European Civil Code. Rather, it is a matter of making choices, some of which may be highly controversial. In this book he discusses some of the most important choices which will have to be made with regard to culture, principles, politics, models, rights, concepts and structure in the new European private law.
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Contract I

Pre-contractual Obligations, Conclusion of Contract, Unfair Terms

Author: Research Group on the Existing EC Private Law

Publisher: sellier. european law publ.

ISBN: 3866530234

Category: Law

Page: 311

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The Acquis Group â?? also known as the European Research Group on Existing EC Private Law â?? pursues the objective of presenting, in a restated form known as the Acquis Principles, the large and sometimes incoherent patchwork of existing EC private law. These principles reflect the current state of EC law in a structure which allows for the identification of commonalities, contradictions, and gaps. They function as a tool for the better understanding and improvement of EC private law. They are also intended to ensure that the existing EC law is appropriately reflected in the broader Common Frame of Reference. The principles include a commentary outlining the Acquis foundations, as well as definitions of core legal terms and a glossary on terminology. Formulated with the Acquis Principles in mind, Contract I is the first of a new series. It covers the areas of general EC contract law which surround the formation of contracts, including key rules on pre-contractual duties, the conclusion of a contract, and its content.
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General Clauses and Standards in European Contract Law

Comparative Law, EC Law and Contract Law Codification

Author: Stefan Grundmann,Denis Mazeaud

Publisher: Kluwer Law International

ISBN: 9041124322

Category: Law

Page: 218

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General clauses or standards (Generalklauseln, clauses generales) are legal rules which are not precisely formulated, terms and concepts which in fact do not even have a clear core. They are often applied in varying degrees in various legal systems to a rather wide range of contract cases when certain issues arise issues such as abuse of rights, unfairness, good faith, fairness of duty or loyalty or honesty, duty of care, and other such contract terms not lending themselves readily to clear or permanent definition. Here for the first time is a systematic discussion of this kind of rule in the evolving and dynamic context of European contract law. A collection of twelve insightful essays by leading European law authorities, the book is based on a conference organized jointly by the Society of European Contract Law (SECOLA) and l'association Henri Capitant, held in the `grande salle' of the French Supreme Court in Paris in 2005. The subject is approached along three distinct but interconnected avenues: comparative contract law, in which the different models to be found among Member States particularly the Germanic, French, and English common law systems are explored with an eye to differences and common ground; EC contract law, in which the general clause approach has tended to focus on labour law and consumer law, and in which the European Court of Justice more and more assumes the final say; and the European codification dimension, in which a potential instrument on the European level would compete with national laws and develop closely with them. The authors demonstrate that a focus on general clauses in contract law, embracing as it does a wide range of types of contracts, helps enormously with the necessary integration of legal scholarship and economic approaches, and of legal science and legal practice in the field. Numerous analytic references to relevant cases and EC Directives give a practical impetus to the far-reaching but immediately applicable theory presented in this important book. As European contract law continues to develop rapidly, this seminal contribution is sure to increase in value and usefulness.
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