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In the pursuit or contemplation of international commercial activities,
numerous questions of law arise. These volumes in the International
Encyclopaedia of Laws answer these questions in a single resource.
'Commercial law' covers merchants' status and obligations (such as
bookkeeping), their bankruptcy, and their instruments for business. 'Economic
law', a relatively new legal branch, deals with state intervention in economic
activities and includes law of establishment, law of competition, and state
regulation of conditions of commercial transactions.
Specific topics covered in this work include broker/client relations,
contracts affecting competition, and government taxation incentives for
This concise work provides a regularly updated source of key information,
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Each monograph follows the outline below:
List of Abbreviations. Preface. General Introduction. Selected Bibliography.
Part I: Commercial Law. 1. Concepts and Sources of Commercial
Law. 2. The Economic Operators. 3. The Economic Institutions. 4. General
Obligations of Economic Operators. 5. Business Assets, Goodwill and Commercial
Property Rights. 6. Bankruptcy and Related Institutions. 7. Negotiable
Instruments (Bills of Exchange, Cheques, etc.). 8. Stock and Commodity
Exchanges. 9. Commercial Contracts. 10. Commercial Securities. Part II:
Economic Law. 1. General Principles. 2. Law of Establishment and
Supervision of Economic Activities. 3. State Incentives for Economic
Activities. 4. Competition Law. 5. State Regulation of the Conditions of
Commercial Transactions. Index.
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