Interpretation of Contracts
22 Pages Posted: 19 Jan 2010
Date Written: 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.
Keywords: European private law, contract law, European civil code, DCFR
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
Grigoleit, Hans Christoph and Canaris, Claus-Wilhelm, Interpretation of Contracts (January 15, 2010). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1537169 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1537169
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