The Nordic Contracts Act

Essays in Celebration of Its One Hundredth Anniversary

Edited by: Torgny Hastad

The Nordic Contracts Act was a product of the intense legislative cooperation in private law between Denmark, Norway, and Sweden in the first two decades of the 20th century. The Act was promulgated in Sweden in 1915, in Denmark in 1917, and in Norway in 1918. Finland followed suit in 1929 and Iceland in 1936. The Act is essentially identical in all five countries and, on the whole, still in force in its original form. This festschrift has been written by leading Nordic scholars in celebration of the Nordic Contracts Act's 100th anniversary of its first promulgation. The essays include: an overview of Nordic contract law * pre-contractual liability * agency * passivity * construction of contractual terms * changed circumstances * unfair contract terms and protection of weaker parties * contractual duty of loyalty (good faith and fair dealing) * privity of contract and direct claims * a comparison between the Nordic Contracts Act and the UN Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods * the European Draft Common Frame of Reference in the Swedish Supreme Court. [Subject: Nordic Law, Private Law, Contract Law]


Publication Date: 6/15/2015
Format: Cloth
ISBN: 9788757433227