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The New German Law of Obligations

Historical and Comparative Perspectives

Reinhard Zimmermann

  • Examines reform of the German law of prescription and liability in sales law from a comparative and historical perspective
  • Reflects on the position of German contract law in relation to Europe, and theorizes about the possibility of a future European civil code
  • The analysis covers the new regime concerning liability for general non-performance, non-conformity in sales law, and the incorporation of a number of special statutes aimed at the protection of consumers,
  • Examines how the reform has moved German contract law considerably closer to European thinking pattern
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