European Contract Law unification projects have recently advanced from the Draft Common Frame of Reference (2009) to a European Commission proposal for an optional Common European Sales Law (2011) which is to facilitate cross-border marketing.
This book investigates for the first time how CESL and DCFR rules would interact with various aspects of domestic law, represented by English and German law.
Nineteen chapters, co-authored by British and German scholars,examine such interface issues for eg pre-contractual relationships, notions of contract, formation, interpretation, and remedies, extending to non-discrimination, third parties, transfers or rights, aspects of property law, and collective proceedings.
They go beyond a critical analysis of CESL and DCFRrules by demonstrating where and how CESL rules would interact with neighbouring areas of English and German law before English and German courts, how domestic traditions might influence the application, which aspects might motivate sellers and buyers to choose or reject CESL, and which might serve as model for national legislators.
The findings are summarized in the final two chapters.