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The Constitutional Foundations of European Contract Law: A Comparative Analysis

Kathleen Gutman


This book provides a cohesive assessment of the extent of the EU’s competence in the field of contract law and an extensive comparative study of the American contract law framework. It analyses the limits of Union competence in relation to several relevant Treaty provisions that potentially confer competence on the Union to adopt a comprehensive contract law instrument and the exercise of Union competence through the operation of the principles of subsidiarity, proportionality, and sincere cooperation. It also explores the viability of several alternative and complementary routes to the adopti ... More

Keywords: European contract law, European private law, constitutionality, competence, comparative study

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199698301
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199698301.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kathleen Gutman, author
Institute for European Law of the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven