Contracts seal the fate of international transactions. Whether they stand on
firm legal ground may hinge upon a minute detail. The Contracts subset
of the International Encyclopaedia of Laws sheds light on "the fine
print" in the world of contracts, helping ensure the viability (or probe the
non-viability) of these detail-oriented instruments.
Contracts encompass the national monographs of a wide variety of countries,
written by experts from those countries. Each national monograph is divided
into two parts: the first addresses the general principles at issue, and the
second covers the specific types of contracts. The work also addresses
international aspects of contract law.
The succinct yet scholarly quality of this resource and the practicality of
the information provided make it a valuable time-saving tool for business and
legal professionals. The updated supplements ensure a library that its
resources will remain current on changes to legislation and policy in
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List of Abbreviations. Preface. General Introduction. Introduction to the Law
of Contracts. Selected Bibliography.
Part I: General Principles of the Law of Contract. 1. Formation. 2. Conditions
of Substantive Validity. 3. The Contents of a Contract. 4. Privity of
Contract. 5. The Termination of the Contract. 6. Remedies.Part II: Specific
Contracts. 1. Agency. 2. Bailment. 3. Gaming and Wagering. 4. Sale of Goods.
5. Building Contracts, Hire of Work and Skills. 6. Lease, Commercial and
Agricultural Leases. 7. Compromise Settlement.8. Suretyship. 9. Pledge. 10.
Loans. 11. Contracts with the Government and Other Public Administrations.12.
Contract of Partnership. 13. Quasi-Contracts. Index.
FRONT MATTER: International Advisory Board;
Encyclopaedias and Editors; Introducing the International Encyclopaedia of
Laws; Curriculum Vitae of the General
GENERAL SECTION: List of Contributors; Introducing the International
Encyclopaedia of Contracts; Curriculum
Vitae of the Editor. INTERNATIONAL MONOGRAPH: The 1980 United Nations
Convention on Contracts for
the International Sale of Goods, by Prof. J. Lookofsky.
Argentina, by Prof. A. M. Garro; Australia, by Prof. J. W. Carter and Prof. A.
Stewart; Austria, by Prof. Dr. W. Posch; Bangladesh, by Mr. M. Shafique;
Belgium, by Prof. J. H. Herbots; Bulgaria, by Prof. K. Stoichev; Burundi, by
Dr. M. Niyonzima; China, by Yao Liang Huang and Yi-Xin Chen; CISG, by Prof.
Dr. J. Lookofsky; Denmark, by Prof. R. Nielsen; France, by Prof. J.
Schmidt-Szalewski; Hellas, by Prof. M. P. Stathopoulos; Hong Kong, by Dr.
P.-F. Sze and Ms. K-L Choy; Hungary, by Prof. G. Jobbágyi and Prof. J.Fazekas;
India, by Dr. N. Bhadbhade; Ireland, by Prof. J. F. O’Connor and R.J. Friel;
Israel, by Prof. G. Shalev; Italy, by Prof. P. G. Monateri, Dr. A. Musy, and
F.A. Chiaves; Lithuania, by Prof. D. Mikeleniene & Prof. V. N Mikelenass; New
Zealand, by Prof. S. Todd, Prof. J. Burrows and Prof. J. Finn; The
Netherlands, by Prof. A. S. Hartkamp, M. M. M. Tillema and Ms. A. E. B. ter
Heide; Nigeria, by Dr. J. A. Yakubu; Papua New Guinea, by Prof. Dr. D.
Tennant; Romania, by Prof. R. Dinc˘a; Singapore, by Dr. A. Phang; South
Africa, by Prof. L.F. van Huyssteen, Prof. S.W.J. van der Merwe and Ms. C.J.
Maxwell; Spain, by Prof. Dr. A. Vaquer; Sweden, by Prof. A. Adlercreutz;
Turkey, by Prof. K. Oguzman; Uganda, by Ms. J. Laker Apechu and Ms. D. Angom
Apita; Vietnam, by Le Net.