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The Future of the Commercial Contract in Scholarship and Law Reform

European and Comparative Perspectives

  • Maren Heidemann
  • Joseph Lee

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. General Theory of Commercial Contract and Aspects of Law Reform

  3. Selected Aspects of Commercial Contract Law in Practice: Good Faith, Collaboration and Sustainability in Commercial Contracts

  4. Commercial Contract Law at the Interface Between Private and Public Law: Interactions, Influences and Impacts

About this book


This book explores commercial contract law in scholarship and legal practice, suggests new research agendas and provides a forum for debate of typical issues that might benefit from further attention by scholarship and legislatures. The authors from over ten different jurisdictions take an international and comparative approach. Not confined to EU law it re-opens the debate internationally and seeks to reclaim the wider meaning of European law as rooted in geography and cultural legal heritage. There is a need to focus on commercial contracts in more detail in research and legislation. The transactional approach, the role of recent law reform, including the new French Civil Code, cross-border dealings, substantive contract law in public international law and ICSID arbitration as well as current contractual practices like OEM, CSR, contractual co-operation, sustainability and intra-corporate arbitration contribute to a wider regulatory outlook for commercial transactions.


Commercial contract Public international law Law of treaties OEM CSR Corporate social responsibility

Editors and affiliations

  • Maren Heidemann
    • 1
  • Joseph Lee
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, School of Advanced StudiesUniversity of LondonLondonUK
  2. 2.Law SchoolUniversity of ExeterExeterUK

About the editors

Maren Heidemann is a qualified lawyer (Germany) and Visiting Fellow at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies at School of Advanced Studies, University of London, England, United Kingdom.
Joseph Lee is Senior Lecturer at the Law School, University of Exeter, Exeter, England, United Kingdom.

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