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Interpretation

Eric Clive

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/9780748624256.003.0007
Interpretation

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This chapter evaluates whether the Principles of European Contract Law (PECL) are predominantly civil law, predominantly common law, or mixed. It considers the PECL rules on interpretation from this point of view and examines whether they are acceptable, and how they compare with the rules in Scots and South African law. The chapter specifically provides an interpretation of the PECL rules in Articles 5:101 and 5:102.

Keywords: PECL; civil law; common law; rules on interpretation; Scots law; South African law

Chapter.  11994 words. 

Subjects: Company and Commercial Law

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