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Concordance of Contract Law

CHINA, EUROPEAN UNION, USA, RUSSIA

This is a Concordance of 4 codified statements of general contract law:

  • Contract Law of the People's Republic of China Part 1 (CLPRC)
  • The Principles of European Contract Law (PECL)
  • Restatement (Second) of Contracts (REST)
  • Civil Code of the Russian Federation Chapters 1, 9-10, 21-29 (CCRF)

These codes state or represent the general contract law of China, Europe, United States of America, and Russia. All rules in these codes that affect contracts in general (of all types) are included in this Concordance. We have used English translations of CPRC and CCRF available on the internet.

We have arranged the rules in 8 parts under 8 headings:

The Concordance is a work in progress. We invite other scholars to use it or adapt it for their own purposes, on condition of acknowledgment.

Click on any heading or subheading to access all relevant rules in all 4 codes.

GENERAL PROVISIONS

APPLICATION
CAPACITY
UNIVERSAL OBLIGATIONS
DOMESTIC
DEFINITIONS
MISCELLANEOUS

FORMATION

GENERAL
AGREEMENT
EXCHANGE
INTENTION
CERTAINTY

PARTIES

JOINT PARTIES
THIRD PARTIES
AGENTS
ASSIGNMENT

VALIDITY

GENERAL
INFORMALITY
MISLEADING CONDUCT
MISTAKE
ABUSE OF POWER
UNCONSCIONABLE CONDUCT
THIRD PARTY UNCONSCIONABLE CONDUCT
UNFAIR TERMS
UNFAIR EXCHANGE
ILLEGALITY
EFFECT

AGREED OBLIGATIONS

INCORPORATION OF TERMS
INTERPRETATION

MANDATORY OBLIGATIONS

TERMINATION

GENERAL
PERFORMANCE
CONTINGENCIES
BREACH
CHANGED CIRCUMSTANCES
CONSENSUS
MODIFICATION
EFFECT

REMEDIES

GENERAL BREACH
COMPELLING PERFORMANCE
COMPENSATION
RESTITUTION