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Commentary on the UNIDROIT Principles of International Commercial Contracts (PICC)

Jan Kleinheisterkamp| and Stefan Vogenauer (eds)
Oxford University Press (5 February 2009)

Cover of Commentary on the UNIDROIT Principles of International Commercial Contracts (PICC)The Commentary on the UNIDROIT Principles of International Commercial Contracts is written by an international team of distinguished practitioners and academics. They offer an article by article commentary on the Principles to provide an accessible guide to the existing case law and legal literature, as well as a comparison with national and international legislation.

The UNIDROIT Principles of International Commercial Contracts set forth rules of general contract law for the use by merchants and business people in cross border transactions. Since their first publication in 1994 the Principles have proved to be a serious alternative to national contract laws in international disputes decided by arbitral tribunals, such as those administered by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC). At the same time, they have been accepted as a model for reforming the laws on international contracts by countries such as Russia, China, Estonia, and Lithuania.

This book provides commentary on the substantive rules on contracts with a comprehensive analysis of each provision. As a result, this book aims to increase understanding of the rules governing international commercial contracts and aid the practical application of the Principles.

Jan Kleinheisterkamp| is a lecturer in law at LSE.
Stefan Vogenauer is professor of comparative law and fellow of Brasenose College, University of Oxford.

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