Monthly Archives: February 2009

Outline Edition of DCFR now published

The revised and expanded Outline Edition of the Draft Common Frame of Reference (DCFR) is now published and available in book form. See Hector's entry for 20 February for more details. On the hot topic (see Gillian's entry in the … Continue reading

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A Scottish contract code based on the DCFR?

The Scottish Law Commission is consulting stakeholders on whether in its forthcoming Eighth Programme of Law Reform it should consider the possibility of a draft contract code based on the Draft Common Frame of Reference (DCFR). The suggested context for this … Continue reading

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European Contract Law – Literature

Recent years have seen the emergence of textbooks devoted to Contract Law within Europe.  This term would encompass existing EU contract legislation, the DCFR, and also national systems of contract law within Europe.  The publication of these texts underlines the fact … Continue reading

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DCFR nouveau

Il est arrivee … The final version of the DCFR is now available online here and here.     

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Privity of contract in the DCFR

Is the lack of a general privity of contract provision in the DCFR a “startling omission”? Simon Whittaker thinks so. In his report on the Interim Outline Edition of the DCFR ( http://www.justice.gov.uk/publications/eu-contract-law-common-frame-reference.htm ) Simon Whittaker makes great play of the … Continue reading

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Book Launch – The Unauthorised Agent

On 10 January 2009 a conference was held at the offices of De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek, Amsterdam, to mark the publication of a book on agency law in Europe.  Its title is The Unauthorised Agent: Perspectives from European and Comparative Law, published … Continue reading

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New Outline DCFR publication imminent

Sellier, the publishers of the DCFR, have sent us the announcement below. Within the next days, the revised and expanded Outline Edition of the Draft Common Frame of Reference (DCFR) will be published. The DCFR has three primary purposes: First, … Continue reading

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Possible European Legal Research Association

On 7th February I attended a meeting at Amsterdam university attended by professors, from various European countries, with an active interest in European private law. The meeting followed on earlier meetings in Brussels attended by Hector MacQueen and myself.  The … Continue reading

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Welcome and update

Welcome to the European Private Law News blog of the Edinburgh Law School.  We aim to report and comment on developments in European Private Law, having in mind mainly an audience of lawyers in Scotland; but we hope also to … Continue reading

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