After being almost untouched for over 200 years, the contract law section of the French Civil Code was overhauled in 2016 and 2018. The New French Law of Contract describes, explains and analyses the new general principles of contract law in the reformed Code in a concise and stimulating way. The areas covered include contract formation, validity, the interpretation and supplementation of terms, the regulation of unfair terms, privity of contract, change of circumstances, breach of contract and remedies.
The book examines the ways in which the new articles affirm or depart from the provisions of the 1804 Code and pre-reform case law, giving special attention to changes that have proved to be controversial and the debates that surround them. It also considers the various influences that have shaped the reforms, in particular those from international contract law instruments such as the Principle of European Contract Law and the UNIDROIT Principles.
Written from the standpoint of a common lawyer, the book is designed to help readers from a common law background to navigate the innovations in the reforms and the new French law of contract that emerges. It is essential reading for students, researchers, practitioners, law-makers and judges with an interest in comparative law.
Solène Rowan is a Professor of Law at the University of Oxford and an Honorary Professor at the Australian National University. She specialises in contract, tort, commercial law, and comparative law and is the author of the award-winning monograph, Remedies for Breach of Contract: A Comparative Analysis of the Protection of Performance (2012), which won the SLS Peter Birks Prize for Outstanding Legal Scholarship (first prize) and the Inner Temple New Author's Book Prize for Outstanding Authorship (runner-up). She is a non-practising solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales.
ISBN13 978-0-19-881088-9 EAN 9780198810889 Titre The New French Law of Contract Date de parution 25/08/2022 Nombre de pages 336 Type d'ouvrage Colloques, études et rapports Support Livre Langue Anglais Auteur(s) Solène Rowan Editeur / Collection / Sous-collection Oxford University Press Thème Droit > Droit civil > Droit des obligations > Contrat Format Papier