Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd Contract Law: A Comparative Introduction (2ed) Reflecting the most recent changes in the law, the second edition of this popular textbook provides .. Product #: 9781785368769 Regular price: $110.00 $110.00

Contract Law: A Comparative Introduction (2ed)

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Reflecting the most recent changes in the law, the second edition of this popular textbook provides a fully updated, comparative introduction to the law of contract. Accessible and clear, it is perfectly pitched for international students and courses with a global outlook. Jan Smits' unique approach treats contract law as a discipline that can be studied on the basis of common principles and methods without being tied to a particular jurisdiction or legal culture. He puts contract law in context by discussing empirical and economic insights. Notable updates include consideration of the 2016 reform of the law of obligations in France and the 2015 UK Consumer Rights Act, as well as substantial new coverage of work on contracts and third parties.

Key features:

  • introduces key principles by comparing solutions from different jurisdictions, illustrating for students the international nature and substance of contract law
  • draws from a wide variety of sources including German, English, French and Dutch law, European and international instruments, and examples from Central and Eastern Europe and Islamic contract law, making this an ideal textbook for students across Europe and beyond
  • focuses on legal method as well as substantive law
  • attractive and accessible design with text boxes, colour and graphics to help students navigate easily and identify key information

With its innovative approach and engaging design this textbook has proved an essential companion to introductory courses on contract law across a multitude of jurisdictions.


This innovative and accessible text offers a straightforward and clear introduction to the law of contract suitable for use across geographical boundaries. It introduces the key principles of contract law by comparing solutions from different jurisdictions and has an innovative design with text boxes, colour and graphics, making it a highly attractive tool for studying. This revised second edition has been updated to reflect the most recent changes in the law, including the French reform of the law of obligations and the new UK Consumer Rights Act. A whole new chapter on contracts and third parties has also been added.

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781785368769
Author(s) Smits, J
Edition 1
Format Hb
Publication Date 30/06/2017