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Unexpected Circumstances in European Contract Law

Edited by: Ewoud Hondius, Hans Christoph Grigoleit

ISBN13: 9781107003408
Published: March 2011
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £154.00
Paperback edition , ISBN13 9781107416871

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The recent financial crisis has questioned whether existing contracts may be adapted, terminated or renegotiated as a result of unexpected circumstances. The question is not a new one. In medieval times the notion of clausula rebus sic stantibus was developed to cope with such situations, and Germany introduced the theory of Wegfall der Geschäftsgrundlage. In England, the Coronation cases provided one possible answer. This comparative study explores the possibility of classifying jurisdictions as 'open' or 'closed' in this regard.

Contract Law
Part I:
1. Introduction
2. Legal history
3. Law and economics

Part II. The Case Studies:
4. Questionnaire
5. Overview: concepts dealing with unexpected circumstances
6. The case studies

Part III. General Comparative Remarks.