Contract Law in Greece, 4th edition
Derived from the renowned multi-volume International Encyclopaedia of Laws, this practical analysis of the law of contracts in Greece covers every aspect of the subject – definition and classification of contracts, contractual liability, relation to the law of property, good faith, burden of proof, defects, penalty clauses, arbitration clauses, remedies in case of non-performance, damages, power of attorney, and much more. Lawyers who handle transnational contracts will appreciate the explanation of fundamental differences in terminology, application, and procedure from one legal system to another, as well as the international aspects of contract law. Throughout the book, the treatment emphasizes drafting considerations.
An introduction in which contracts are defined and contrasted to torts, quasi-contracts, and property is followed by a discussion of the concepts of ‘consideration’ or ‘cause’ and other underlying principles of the formation of contract. Subsequent chapters cover the doctrines of ‘relative effect’, termination of contract, and remedies for non-performance. The second part of the book, recognizing the need to categorize an agreement as a
specific contract in order to determine the rules which apply to it, describes the nature of agency, sale, lease, building contracts, and other types of contract. Facts are presented in such a way that readers who are unfamiliar with specific terms and concepts in varying contexts will fully grasp their meaning and significance.
Its succinct yet scholarly nature, as well as the practical quality of the information it provides, make this book a valuable time-saving tool for business and legal professionals alike. Lawyers representing parties with interests in Greece will welcome this very useful guide, and academics and researchers will appreciate its value in the study of comparative contract law.
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List of Abbreviations
Preface to the Fourth Edition
Preface to the Third Edition
Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the First Edition
Part I. General Principles of the Law of Contract
Chapter 1. Formation
Chapter 2. Conditions of Substantive Validity
Chapter 3. The Contents of the Contract
Chapter 4. Privity of Contract: The Parties of the Contractual
Chapter 5. Performance and Termination of the Contract
Chapter 6. Remedies in Case of Non-performance
Part II. Specific Obligations
Chapter 1. Special Contracts
Chapter 2. The So-Called ‘Quasi-Contracts’