The book under review opens with a reflection on Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice that illustrates the interconnectedness between markets and contract law
. Antonio (the rich merchant who acted as a surety for his friend Bassanio's loan agreement with Shylock the Jew) was compelled to keep his contract not primarily for moral reasons, but in the interest of the city.
Startup companies and major enterprises alike are now developing smart contract solutions for an array of markets, purporting to offer a digital bypass around traditional contract law
. For legal scholars, smart contracts pose a significant question: Do smart contracts offer a superior solution to the problems that contract law
how contract law
's demand for "reasonable certainty" with
This Article draws attention to a conceptual point that has been overlooked in recent discussions about the theoretical foundations of contract law
. I argue that, rather than enforcing the obligations of promises, contract law
concerns complaints against promissory wrongs.
Now in its second edition, this text on US contract law
includes a searchable electronic version offering online links to cited sources.
Mason, deputy director of the Juris Doctor program at the University of Hong Kong, authored the current leading text on Hong Kong contract law
. A barrister, he was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 2005.
Given this pluralism of contract, there are perhaps as many definitions of contract and contract law
as there are theories.
"Differences in contract law
may hinder cross-border trade for both small and medium-sized companies and consumers buying across borders as well as for some insurance companies," added Reding.
Daniel Rahnavard's textbook for undergraduates explores contract law
and is part of the Course Notes series published by Routledge.
The consent concept has enjoyed a dominant position in contract law
. Scholars have described it as "the master concept that defines the law of contracts in the United States." (1) That makes intuitive sense.
Related topics I will explore include Chinese law and legal system, the core of contract law
, and the workers embodying London's migrant division of labor.
Writing in The Australian on the 23rd of March this year, the Attorney-General introduced A discussion paper to explore the scope for reforming Australian contract law
(1) to the wider Australian public.