Interpretation of Contracts

Hans Christoph Grigoleit

Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich - Faculty of Law

Claus-Wilhelm Canaris

Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

January 15, 2010

This paper discusses the interpretation of the content of contracts in European contract law, paying particular attention to the relevant provisions of the Draft Common Frame of Reference on this topic. It addresses three main aspects of interpretation of contracts: first, the theoretical background; second, the rules of interpretation; and third, the manner in which lacunae in the contract are dealt with.

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Keywords: European private law, contract law, European civil code, DCFR

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Date posted: January 19, 2010  

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Grigoleit, Hans Christoph and Canaris, Claus-Wilhelm, Interpretation of Contracts (January 15, 2010). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1537169 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1537169

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Hans Christoph Grigoleit
Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich - Faculty of Law ( email )
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Claus-Wilhelm Canaris (Contact Author)
Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich ( email )
Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1
Munich, Bavaria 80539
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