The German Law of Contract

A Comparative Treatise (Second Edition)

By Angus Johnston, Hannes Unberath, Basil S. Markesinis

Recently the contract section of the German code was radically amended after one hundred years of unaltered existence. The German Law of Contract-radically recast, enlarged, and re-written-now details and explains for the first time these changes for the benefit of Anglophone lawyers. Along with its companion work, The German Law of Torts, the two volumes provide one of the fullest accounts of the German law of obligations available in the English language. One hundred and twenty translated contract decisions make this work a unique sourcebook for students, practitioners, judges, and academics wishing to have access to prime sources. Through its method of presentation of German law, the book also represents an original contribution to the art of comparison. An additional feature of this volume is the way in which it reveals the growing impact which European directives are having on the traditional, liberal, contract model, thereby bringing German and English law closer to each other, especially in the area of consumer protection.


1033 pages

Publication Date: 3/1/2006
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9781841134727