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European Contract Law

Scots and South African Perspectives

Edited by Hector MacQueen, Reinhard Zimmermann

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Analyses how these two legal systems have pre-empted and would need to respond to a European contract law

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Contents

Preface
List of Contributors
List of Abbreviations
1. Ius Commune and the Principles of European Contract Law - Contemporary Renewal of an Old Idea, Reinhard Zimmermann
2. Good Faith, Hector L. MacQueen
3. Offer, Acceptance, and the Moment of Contract Formation, Geo Quinot
4. The Battle of Forms, Angelo D. M. Forte
5. Agency, Laura Macgregor
6. Threats and Excessive Benefits or Unfair Advantage, Jacques du Plessis
7. Interpretation, Eric Clive
8. Third-Party Contracts, Philip Sutherland
9. Payment, Charl Hugo
10. Specific Performance and Special Damages, Sieg Eiselen
11. Termination for Breach of Contract, Tjakie Naudé
12. Assignment, Gerhard Lubbe
13. Capitalisation of Interest, Max Loubser
Appendix: The Principles of European Contract Law
Table of Cases
Index.

About the Author

Hector MacQueen has been a member of the Edinburgh Law School since 1979. Appointed to the Chair of Private Law in 1994, he was Dean of the Law School 1999-2003, and Dean of Research and Deputy Head of the College of Humanities and Social Science in the University 2004-2008. He is currently a Scottish Law Commissioner. He is the author of many books and articles on Scots law and its historical development in comparative perspective, and of key textbooks such as The Scottish Legal System (5th edition) (2013), Unjustified Enrichment Law Basics (3rd edition) (2013), and Studying Scots Law 4th edition (2012).

Reinhard Zimmermann is Director of the Max Planck Institute for Foreign Private and Private International Law, Hamburg, and Professor of Private Law, Roman Law, and Comparative Law in the University of Regensburg.

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