An Optional Instrument on Contract Law and Social Dumping Revisited

11 Pages Posted: 9 Mar 2011

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Jacobien W. Rutgers

VU University Amsterdam - Faculty of Law

Date Written: March 8, 2011

Abstract

Will an optional instrument on contract law result in social dumping? In this paper it is argued that this is likely to occur especially with respect to b2b contracts. This educated guess is made on the basis of empirical research concerning the Societas Europea and a choice of law in international contracts. This issue has been raised by the publication of the European Commission’s Green Paper on ‘policy options for progress towards a European Contract Law for consumer and businesses’, in which the European Commission initiates a consultation with respect to the future of European contract law.

Keywords: European Union, contract law, social dumping

JEL Classification: K12

Suggested Citation

Rutgers, Jacobien W., An Optional Instrument on Contract Law and Social Dumping Revisited (March 8, 2011). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1780950 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1780950

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