Research report 2018 - Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law

Negotiating the labyrinth of European contract laws

Zimmermann, Reinhard
Max-Planck-Institut für ausländisches und internationales Privatrecht, Hamburg
One European internal market and currently 28 different contract law regimes: this seems dysfunctional. Thus, over the past 40 years there have been numerous scholarly and politically motivated initiatives to create a uniform European contract law. At the political level, this project has – at least for the moment – foundered. Now the ball is in academia’s court: In Commentaries on European Contract Laws all existing reference texts are analysed from a historical and comparative perspective so as to provide orientation for future efforts at a European-wide unification of contract law.

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