The Frontiers of Contract Law - Contract Formation and Mistake in Cyberspace - The Singapore Experience
Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration
Singapore Academy of Law Journal, Vol. 17, p. 361, 2005
The present article analyses the many important issues that are raised by what is probably the first case on Internet mistake - the Singapore High Court decision of Chwee Kin Keong v Digilandmall.com Pte Ltd  2 SLR [Singapore Law Reports] 594. In addition to the law of (especially, unilateral) mistake, issues relating to the formation of a contract will be considered (including the law relating to offer and acceptance with regard to both website advertisements as well as electronic mail transactions, and the weakness of (and, hence, need to reform) the doctrine of consideration).
Number of Pages in PDF File: 50
Keywords: Contract law, formation of contract, consideration, offer and acceptance, consideration, vitiating factors, unilateral mistake, cyberspace law, contracts through the Internet, e-mail transactions, Singapore
JEL Classification: K12
Date posted: November 8, 2005