The Frontiers of Contract Law - Contract Formation and Mistake in Cyberspace - The Singapore Experience

50 Pages Posted: 8 Nov 2005  

Andrew Phang

Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration

Abstract

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 [2004] 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).

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

Suggested Citation

Phang, Andrew, The Frontiers of Contract Law - Contract Formation and Mistake in Cyberspace - The Singapore Experience. Singapore Academy of Law Journal, Vol. 17, p. 361, 2005. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=843125

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