The third edition of 'Ius Commune Casebook: Contract Law - a small workshop for the four co-authors

A small workshop for the four co-authors

21. September 2017

On 19 and 20 September 2017, the Institute hosted a small workshop for the four co-authors of the third edition of the Ius Commune Casebook: Contract Law. These are (from left to right) Professors Jacobien Rutgers (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam), Hugh Beale (University of Warwick), Bénédicte Fauvarque-Cosson (Université Paris 2, Panthéon-Assas) and Stefan Vogenauer (MPIeR). Sarah Zimmermann (MPIeR) took the minutes.

The book is part of the series Ius Commune Casebooks for a Common Law of Europe (Hart Publishing). The contract law volume covers the entire general law of contract, including formation, validity, interpretation, remedies, supervening events and third parties. It contains leading cases, legislation and other materials from the legal traditions within Europe, with a focus on English, French and German law as the main representatives of those traditions. It also analyses how international restatements, such as the Principles of European Contract Law, deal with these issues. Materials are chosen and ordered so as to foster comparative study, and complemented with annotations and comparative overviews prepared by the multinational team of authors. The whole Casebook is in English.

The new edition will not only update the book in the light of more recent developments, most notably the major reform of French contract law in 2016. It will also restructure the material with a view to making it more accessible to students. The workshop in Frankfurt was dedicated to the discussion of first and second drafts, and it is hoped that the third edition will be published in the course of 2017.

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