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Published: 18 December 2014

560 Pages


ISBN: 9780199698301

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The Constitutional Foundations of European Contract Law

A Comparative Analysis

Kathleen Gutman

Oxford Studies in European Law

  • Provides a detailed assessment of the EU's competence to regulate contract law and an extensive comparative analysis of the US contract law framework
  • Outlines the context for the debate about European contract law and its chronological development at the European level
  • Covers recent developments, including the relevant changes brought by the Lisbon Treaty and activities at the European level, such as the Common Frame of Reference, the Consumer Rights Directive and the proposal for a Regulation on a Common European Sales Law
  • Enables in-depth understanding of the approach taken to the approximation of contract law in the US and techniques employed in the American setting
  • Foreword by Professor Dr. Koen Lenaerts, Vice-President of the Court of Justice of the European Union

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