Toward a Multi-Layered Contract Law for Europe

AN ACADEMIC GREEN PAPER ON EUROPEAN CONTRACT LAW, Stefan Grundmann & Jules Stuyck, eds., pp. 387-398, Kluwer Law International, 2002

9 Pages Posted: 9 Sep 2005 Last revised: 5 Aug 2010

See all articles by Jan M. Smits

Jan M. Smits

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

Date Written: August 4, 2010

Abstract

In this paper, the author discusses one of the options for the future development of European contract law as sketched in the European Commission's Communication on European Contract Law of 2001. It is defended that a uniform contract law for Europe will necessarily be multi-layered and fragmentary. The best way to achieve uniform contract law is by way of an optional code.

Keywords: European Private Law, Contract Law

JEL Classification: K12

Suggested Citation

Smits, Jan M., Toward a Multi-Layered Contract Law for Europe (August 4, 2010). AN ACADEMIC GREEN PAPER ON EUROPEAN CONTRACT LAW, Stefan Grundmann & Jules Stuyck, eds., pp. 387-398, Kluwer Law International, 2002. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=795204

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
Netherlands

HOME PAGE: http://www.jansmits.eu

Register to save articles to
your library

Register

Paper statistics

Downloads
259
rank
110,960
Abstract Views
1,778
PlumX Metrics