The Principles of European Contract Law and the Harmonization of Private Law in Europe

15 Pages Posted: 30 Aug 2005

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Jan M. Smits

Maastricht University Faculty of Law - Maastricht European Private Law Institute (M-EPLI)

Abstract

The Principles of European Contract Law (PECL) are explored from a viewpoint of their practical application. It is asserted that the main use of the PECL lies in their being an optional model to be chosen by commercial contracting parties in Europe.

Keywords: European private law, comparative law, contract law

JEL Classification: K12

Suggested Citation

Smits, Jan M., The Principles of European Contract Law and the Harmonization of Private Law in Europe. LA TERCERA PARTE DE LOS PRINCIPIOS DE DERECHO CONTRACTUAL EUROPEO, VALENCIA [TIRANT], Antoni Vacquer, ed., pp. 567-590, 2005. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=792545

Jan M. Smits (Contact Author)

Maastricht University Faculty of Law - Maastricht European Private Law Institute (M-EPLI) ( email )

P.O. Box 616
Maastricht, NL-6200 MD
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