This new edition of European Contract Law examines the rules of contract in several European jurisdictions, including the most important Civil Law systems and English Common Law, while seeking to identify general principles which are common to all of them. While the first edition was limited to a comparative analysis of the rules on formation and validity of contracts, agency, third party beneficiaries, and assignment, this second edition also covers contractual remedies. It also updates and revises the first edition, especially in light of the recent changes to the French Code civil.
Furthermore, the book provides a wealth of translated extracts of legislation, cases, and academic literature, comprehensively covering all aspects of contract law. The book was published in German in 2015 to considerable acclaim. This English edition has been translated by Gill Mertens, building on the work of the translator of the first edition, Tony Weir.