Interpretation of Contracts

22 Pages Posted: 19 Jan 2010  

Hans Christoph Grigoleit

Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich - Faculty of Law

Claus-Wilhelm Canaris

Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

Date Written: January 15, 2010

Abstract

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

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

Hans Christoph Grigoleit

Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich - Faculty of Law ( email )

Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1
Munich, 80539
Germany
+49 (0)89 / 2180 - 1471 (Phone)

HOME PAGE: http://www.jura.uni-muenchen.de/personen/grigoleit_hans/index.html

Claus-Wilhelm Canaris (Contact Author)

Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich ( email )

Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1
Munich, Bavaria 80539
Germany

Paper statistics

Downloads
1,607
Rank
7,934
Abstract Views
4,691