This first volume of two on European Contract Law was originally published in German to considerable acclaim. This English edition has been translated by the well regarded translator, Tony Weir. The book is wide in scope - examining the contract rules of several different European jurisdictions, including the most important civilian systems and English common law, and attempting to articulate general principles which are common to all of them. This first volume analyses the general principles of the law on formation and validity of contracts and on agency, third party beneficiaries and assignment while the second will examine contractual remedies. This volume will be invaluable to scholars and practitioners in Europe and beyond.
Hein Kotz is Director of the Max-Planck Institute of International and Comparative Law in Hamburg and a Professor at the University of Hamburg. He is sometime Goodhart Professor of Law at Cambridge University and occasional professor at many Universities, including Chicago and Tel Aviv.; Tony Weir is a Fellow of Trinity College and Reader in Law in the University of Cambridge. He has translated a large number of legal texts into English to considerable