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Termination for Breach of Contract

Tjakie Naudé

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/9780748624256.003.0011
Termination for Breach of Contract

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This chapter considers termination as a remedy for breach of contract under the Principles of European Contract Law (PECL). The PECL provisions on termination for non-performance are similar to Scots and South African law in a number of important respects, not surprisingly in view of the common law influence in all three systems. Under all three systems, a non-fundamental delay may be elevated into a fundamental one by an ultimatum, and all three know the concept of anticipatory breach.

Keywords: termination; breach of contract; PECL; non-performance; Scots law; South African law; common law; anticipatory breach

Chapter.  12822 words. 

Subjects: Company and Commercial Law

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