Comparative Contract Law

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Comparative Contract Law

Exercises in Comparative Methodology

3rd edition

9781800373662 Edward Elgar Publishing
Thomas Kadner Graziano, Professor, University of Geneva, Switzerland and Regular Visiting Professor, University of Leuven, Belgium
Publication Date: January 2023 ISBN: 978 1 80037 366 2 Extent: c 640 pp
This significantly revised and expanded third edition of Comparative Contract Law brings together extracts from legislation and court practice in a way that enables students to experience comparative law in action.

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This significantly revised and expanded third edition of Comparative Contract Law brings together extracts from legislation and court practice in a way that enables students to experience comparative law in action. Promoting a ‘learning-by-doing’ approach to comparative contract law and comparative methodology, this unique guide to European and international contract law is marked out by the following features:

• A comparative perspective on highly topical, real-life issues of contract law;
• Materials from some 30 jurisdictions in both their original languages and in high quality translations, with information on smaller and medium-sized jurisdictions further diversified;
• An opportunity for students to solve scenarios according to the laws of different jurisdictions, to compare and evaluate the solutions and approaches they identify, and to better understand the diverse approaches to modern contract law;
• NEW! Concise introductions to the history of each country and its private law system, informing readers about the key data before they are invited to work with material from that jurisdiction;
• NEW! A chapter on ‘contractual penalty clauses’, a frequent occurrence in contractual practice;
• NEW! Full integration of the Chinese Civil Code which entered into force in 2021.

Essential reading for all students of comparative contract law and methodology, this third edition remains a vital teaching and learning resource, and a practical guide for those seeking to familiarise themselves with real-world materials and to better understand the diverse approaches to modern contract law.
Critical Acclaim
Acclaim for the previous edition:

‘An excellent book and a remarkable pedagogical tool. It very convincingly makes the case for the use of comparative law and is the ideal basis for a truly comparative and transnational legal class.’
Jean-Sébastien Borghetti, Université Panthéon-Assas (Paris II), France

‘The presentations are well systematized, clear, and well written. They are a pleasure to read. Students who have been taught comparative law by the book are well armed.’
Ole Lando, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark

‘The book provides a panoramic world map of contract laws in different jurisdictions. The methodology used is also of utmost value in doing comparison on other subjects of comparative law.
Xiangshun Ding, Renmin University, China

‘The perfect textbook for teaching this subject and for inspiring students. The book offers the unique opportunity to understand and master the challenges of cross-border contracting, which is quintessential for legal practice in a globalized world.’
Bernard Koch, Universität Innsbruck, Austria

‘The book is an invaluable source of inspiration to both study and teach contract law in a transnational perspective. The cases highlight the expected and sometimes less expected differences and similarities between the jurisdictions in Europe. I cherish this book for my course on transnational contract law and highly recommend it to anyone interested in this stimulating field of study.’
Andre Prum, University of Luxembourg
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