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Breach of Contract: Common law versus Civil law?

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The Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance of the University of Luxembourg is pleased to invite you to a
conference on:
Breach of Contract: Common law versus Civil law?
Case Studies from a Comparative Law Perspective.
Right of Termination v. Bonne foi?: Union Eagle Ltd v Golden Achievement Ltd [1997] AC 514 Privy Council
(1997)
Damages v. Exécution en nature?: Ruxley Electronics & Construction Ltd v Forsyth [1996] AC 344 House of
Lords (1995)
John Cartwright ¦ Professor of the law of Contract, University of Oxford
Pascal Ancel and Elise Poillot ¦ Professors in Civil law, University of Luxembourg
Abstract
Contracts are made to be performed. Both Common law
and Civil law legal systems work from this same principle.
But what happens when the parties fail to perform their
obligations?
From the two court decisions mentioned above – one from
the House of Lords and the other from the Privy Council –
this workshop intends to analyse the different approaches
taken by Common law and Civil law in an attempt to
understand how and why the answers to the questions
presented can vary.
The two cases address, respectively, the right of
termination and the amount of damages the injured party
may receive for breach of contract. Professor John
Cartwright, who selected these two cases to help
showcase the similar and dissimilar aspects of the
Common Law and Civil Law approaches, will first present
them and then will discuss them with Professors Pascal
Ancel and Elise Poillot, who will consider them from a Civil
law perspective.
Tuesday, 01 April 2014
2.30 pm – 4.30 pm
Location
University of Luxembourg
Weicker Building
Meeting room C 016 (ground floor)
4, rue Alphonse Weicker
L-2721 Luxembourg
Language
English and French
Registration
- by e-mail to [email protected]
(specifying name and institution)
- Free conference
Contact
Nadja Risch
Tel: +352 46 66 44 6619
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