Comparing European and Chinese Contract Law

* This post originally appeared on the European Private Law News, and is contributed by Ms Laura Macgregor (Edinburgh Law School). Click here for more photos of the event.

On 16 and 17 February a workshop took place at Tsinghua University School of Law, Beijing.  This was the first meeting of the collaborators in a project which aims to investigate contract law in China and Europe in a comparative and cross-cultural perspective.  The outcome of the project, funded by The China EU School of Law, will be an edited book to be published in 2013.

Under the careful direction of the editors (Professor Dr Jan Smits and Dr Nicole Kornet both of Maastricht University and Professor Dr. Shiyuan Han of Tsinghua University) the participants had prepared draft papers which were presented at the workshop.  The topics span issues such as general principles, formation, contents, avoidance, remedies and the specific contract of sale.  Each chapter is to be jointly authored by one European and one Chinese academic.

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