Provides the first comparative study of contract law in the BRICS countries
Analyzes the general principles of contract law in the BRICS countries
Shows the increasing interest in BRICS legal studies
Part of the book series: Ius Gentium: Comparative Perspectives on Law and Justice (IUSGENT, volume 102)
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Table of contents (9 chapters)
On the Way to the Principles of BRICS Commercial Contracts Law
About this book
This book examines national reports on contract law in each of the BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) in order to provide a comparative analysis. It then establishes common principles, where possible, as well as a set of general “soft law” principles governing international commercial contracts in these countries.
The importance of commercial transactions in the BRICS countries is rapidly growing, yet differences in contract law among these countries can lead to misunderstandings and disputes. The rapid development of the BRICS instruments (and the legal implications of their use) suggests the need to address common legal issues that could harm the continued development of the BRICS economies. Contract law represents one of the core areas in which this process can take place. Addressing the salient legal issues within the BRICS discourse requires a comprehensive, comparative approach that explores the different solutions provided by each member country, in order to identify similarities and convergences. This process may ultimately help to reduce the legal obstacles to, and indirect costs of, cross-border transactions by offering a transparent and predictable legal environment for any future attempt at adopting common legal instruments.
Editors and Affiliations
University of Palermo, Palermo, Italy
University of Trieste, Trieste, Italy
About the editors
Mauro Bussani is Professor of Comparative Law at the University of Trieste, Italy; Adjunct Professor at the University of Macau, S.A.R. of the People's Republic of China and Member of the Faculty of the Católica Global School of Law (Portugal). He received a Honoris Causa Ph.D. from the University of Fribourg (Switzerland). He has been Visiting Professor in the US, Canada, Brazil, France, Switzerland, the UK, Portugal, Serbia, Hungary, Israel, and China. He is Member of the American Law Institute and Titular Member of the International Academy of Comparative Law. He sits on the council of a number of scientific institutions and academies and is member of the editorial board of many journals, including the American Journal of Comparative Law, the Journal of European Tort Law, the Journal of Comparative Law in Africa. He authored or co-authored 31 books and more than 160 essays, in Italian, English and French. Many of his works have been translated in Spanish, Portuguese, Turkish, Serbian, Chinese, Japanese, and Korean.
Book Title: The Principles of BRICS Contract Law
Book Subtitle: A Comparative Study of General Principles Governing International Commercial Contracts in the BRICS Countries
Editors: Salvatore Mancuso, Mauro Bussani
Series Title: Ius Gentium: Comparative Perspectives on Law and Justice
Publisher: Springer Cham
Copyright Information: Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2022
Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-031-00843-6Published: 10 August 2022
Softcover ISBN: 978-3-031-00846-7Published: 10 August 2023
eBook ISBN: 978-3-031-00844-3Published: 09 August 2022
Series ISSN: 1534-6781
Series E-ISSN: 2214-9902
Edition Number: 1
Number of Pages: XII, 439
Number of Illustrations: 1 b/w illustrations