Research report 2020 - Max Planck Institute for Legal History and Legal Theory
Mapping out the contract laws of Asia
Europäische und vergleichende Rechtsgeschichte
SummaryThe research project Studies in the Contract Laws of Asia provides the first thorough overview of the laws of contract in 14 jurisdictions stretching from India in the West to Japan in the East. In their entirety, these account for nearly half of the world’s population and much of its economic power. Coordinated by the University of Oxford and the Max Planck Institute for Legal History and Legal Theory, the project involves some 150 legal scholars from all over Asia and is thus one of the most comprehensive contemporary projects in comparative law.