Civil Law Concepts of Contract Law
Date: 25 August 2020 Time: 3.00pm - 4.30pm 1.0 Public CPD Point
After a brief introduction to the origins, history and propagation of the civil law of contract, particularly in Asia, we will look at how it is different from the common law: without a concept of consideration, offers with a deadline are binding; a more subjective approach affects the formation (ex: mistake, misrepresentation) and the interpretation of the contract; performance must be in good faith; remedies include specific performance (when possible) and penalty clauses which are allowed; and one can prove contracts by any means in commercial matters.
Objectives and skills targeted: acquiring knowledge of some of the basic concepts governing the formation, interpretation and performance of contracts in civil law jurisdictions.
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3.00PM Presentation by Professor Stéphane Braconnier, University Paris II Panthéon-Assas
3.30PM Presentation by Associate Professor Gary Bell, National University of Singapore
4.00PM Q&A moderated by Mr Sriram Chakravarthi, Singapore Academy of Law
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