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Contract Modification as a Result of Change of Circumstances

Werner Lorenz

in Good Faith and Fault in Contract Law

Published in print August 1997 | ISBN: 9780198265788
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191682964 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198265788.003.0014
Contract Modification as a Result of Change of Circumstances

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German law has particular experience with contract adjustment as a result of change of circumstances. This chapter addresses the topic by presenting a broad picture of continental legislation. French and German court decisions and a variety of legal theories advanced to cope with this universal problem. The discussion analyses the great complexities involved in an attempt to modify the contract and reach a fair solution.

Keywords: contract law; French law; German law; contract adjustment

Chapter.  9701 words. 

Subjects: Civil Law

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