Causa and Consideration – A Comparative Overview

Challenges of the Knowledge Society, pp. 254-265, 2016

Proceedings of The International Conference - "Challenges of the Knowledge Society", Bucharest, 10th Edition, May 20th-21st 2016

15 Pages Posted: 11 Aug 2016 Last revised: 15 Aug 2016

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Dimitar Stoyanov

Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski

Date Written: April 30, 2016

Abstract

The article examines the Roman origin and historical development of "causa" as an essential requirement of the contracts, as well as its adoption in the majority of the national legislations belonging to the French legal family. Moreover, the article analyzes what has become to be known as the functional equivalent of causa in the English law – the doctrine of consideration and examines the correlation between them. In the end, the latest tendencies in codifying the European civil law with respect to causa and consideration are being critically discussed.

Keywords: Causa, Consideration, Mixed Legal Systems, Comparative Law, European Private Law

JEL Classification: K10, K12

Suggested Citation

Stoyanov, Dimitar, Causa and Consideration – A Comparative Overview (April 30, 2016). Challenges of the Knowledge Society, pp. 254-265, 2016, Proceedings of The International Conference - "Challenges of the Knowledge Society", Bucharest, 10th Edition, May 20th-21st 2016, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2819799

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