The Enforceability of Promises in European Contract Law by James GordleyThe Enforceability of Promises in European Contract Law by James Gordley

The Enforceability of Promises in European Contract Law

EditorJames Gordley

Paperback | April 9, 2009

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Professor James Gordley opens this volume with a concise history of the legal status of promises. In the central part of the book legal experts examine how twelve modern European legal systems deal with fifteen concrete situations in which a promise may not be enforceable--situations that include gifts, loans, bailments, houses, rewards, and brokerage contracts. Despite differences in legal doctrine, the volume reveals similarities in the results. This is the second completed project of The Common Core of European Private Law launched at the University of Trento.
Title:The Enforceability of Promises in European Contract LawFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:516 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 1.14 inShipping dimensions:9.02 × 5.98 × 1.14 inPublished:April 9, 2009Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521108683

ISBN - 13:9780521108683

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Table of Contents

General editor's preface; Contributors; Table of legislation; Abbreviations; 1. Some perennial problems; 2. Contemporary solutions; Case 1: promises of gifts; Case 2: promises of compensation for services rendered without charge; Case 3: promises to pay debts not legally due; Case 4: a promise to come to dinner; Case 5: promises to store goods without charge; Case 6: promises to do a favour; Case 7: promises to loan goods without a charge; Case 8: a requirements contract; Case 9: promises to pay more than was agreed I; Case 10: promises to pay more than was agreed II; Case 11. Promises to do more than was agreed: promises to waive a condition; Case 12: promises to take less than was agreed; Case 13: options given without a charge; Case 14: promises of rewards; Case 15: promises of commissions; 3. Comparison; Index by country; Index by subject.

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'The conclusion ... weeks to identify what might be the best approach to adopt in relation to each broad type of promise examined through the case studies. this latter aspect will make the book of interest to those concerned with the harmonisation of European private law ... the book will also be an indispensable resource for those interested in comparative private law, legal history and contractual obligations more generally.' European Public Law