Codifying Choice of Law for Contracts: The Puerto Rico Projet

J. Nafziger, & S. Symeonides (eds.), Law and Justice in a Multistate World: Essays in Honor of Arthur T. von Mehren, 419 (Transnational Pubs. 2002)

28 Pages Posted: 3 Jun 2012

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Symeon Symeonides

Willamette University - College of Law

Date Written: June 3, 2012

Abstract

This Article discusses the part of a draft choice-of-law codification dealing with contract conflicts, which the undersigned author had the honor of drafting for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. The draft was introduced to the Puerto Rico Legislature, first in 1992 as a free-standing code, and then in 2007 as the seventh book of the proposed revision of the Puerto Rico Civil Code. However, for reasons entirely unrelated to the merits of the draft, the Legislature failed to take action on the bill.

Despite its inert status, however, the draft continues to attract the interest of scholars outside Puerto Rico as indicated by several requests for access to it. The posting of this Article here is in response to these requests.

Keywords: codification, choice of law, private international law, party autonomy, choice-of-law agreements, Puerto Rico

JEL Classification: K00, K12

Suggested Citation

Symeonides, Symeon, Codifying Choice of Law for Contracts: The Puerto Rico Projet (June 3, 2012). J. Nafziger, & S. Symeonides (eds.), Law and Justice in a Multistate World: Essays in Honor of Arthur T. von Mehren, 419 (Transnational Pubs. 2002), Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2074415

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