Chapter

Good Faith

Hector L MacQueen

in European Contract Law

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print February 2006 | ISBN: 9780748624256
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748651429 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624256.003.0002
Good Faith

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This chapter considers good faith in the Principles of European Contract Law (PECL). It explains that Article 1:201 of PECL declares that each party must act in accordance with good faith and fair dealing, and that this duty may not be excluded or limited by the parties. The chapter argues that the contract laws of the world's uncodified mixed legal systems – in which Common Law and Civil Law sources, rules, concepts and methods have interacted for long periods – often show striking parallels with the results of PECL.

Keywords: good faith; PECL; fair dealing; contract laws; mixed legal systems; common law; civil law

Chapter.  15163 words. 

Subjects: Company and Commercial Law

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