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Good Faith and Fault in Contract Law$
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Jack Beatson and Daniel Friedman

Print publication date: 1997

Print ISBN-13: 9780198265788

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198265788.001.0001

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Contract Modification as a Result of Change of Circumstances

Contract Modification as a Result of Change of Circumstances

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Good Faith and Fault in Contract Law

Werner Lorenz

Oxford University Press

German law has particular experience with contract adjustment as a result of change of circumstances. This chapter addresses the topic by presenting a broad picture of continental legislation. French and German court decisions and a variety of legal theories advanced to cope with this universal problem. The discussion analyses the great complexities involved in an attempt to modify the contract and reach a fair solution.

Keywords:   contract law, French law, German law, contract adjustment

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