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Contract Law (häftad)

Contract Law

A Comparative Introduction

Häftad,  Engelska, 2021-06-22
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Reflecting the most recent changes in the law, the third edition of this popular textbook provides a fully updated, comparative introduction to the law of contract. Accessible and clear, it is perfectly pitched for international students and courses with a global outlook. Jan Smits unique approach treats contract law as a discipline that can be studied on the basis of common principles and methods without being tied to a particular jurisdiction or legal culture. He puts contract law in context by discussing empirical and economic insights. Notable updates include the consequences of Brexit, the implementation of new European directives 1999/770 and 2019/771 as well as coverage of the effect of COVID-19 on contracts. Key features of the third edition include: Introduces key principles by comparing solutions from different jurisdictions, illustrating for students the international nature and substance of contract law Draws from a wide variety of sources including German, English, French and Dutch law, European and international instruments, and examples from Central and Eastern Europe and Islamic contract law, making this an ideal textbook for students across Europe and beyond Focuses on legal method as well as substantive law Attractive and accessible design with text boxes, colour and graphics to help students navigate easily and identify key information. With its innovative approach and engaging design, this textbook has proved an essential companion to introductory courses on contract law across a multitude of jurisdictions.
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I found this book impressively clear and readable, not academic or abstract in its approach but tied at every point to examples in English and civil law. -- Daphne Perry, The Law Society Acclaim for previous editions:

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Jan M. Smits, Professor of Private Law, Faculty of Law, Maastricht University, the Netherlands


Contents: Preface to the third edition PART 1 CONTRACTS 1. Introduction 2. Sources of contract law PART 2 THE FORMATION OF A CONTRACT 3. Offer and acceptance 4. The intention to create legal relations 5. Legal capacity of the parties 6. Formalities PART 3 THE CONTENTS OF THE CONTRACT 7. The party agreement: Interpretation and gap filling 8. The principle of good faith and policing unfair contract terms PART 4 VITIATING FACTORS 9. Defects of consent and misrepresentation 10. Prohibited contracts PART 5 CONTRACTUAL REMEDIES 11. Performance 12. Damages for non-performance 13. Termination of the contract PART 6 CONTRACTS AND THIRD PARTIES 14. Contracts and third parties Index