Methodology of Uniform Contract Law

The UNIDROIT Principles in International Legal Doctrine and Practice

  • Maren Heidemann

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvi
  2. Introduction

    1. Pages 1-4
  3. General aspects of uniform private law: Jurisprudential categories and purpose

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 5-6
    2. Back Matter
      Pages 57-57
  4. Methods of applying uniform private law within domestic legal systems

  5. The UNIDROIT principles in the conflict of laws

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 217-230

About this book


Despite ever growing international trade and dispute settlement, a consistent international methodology of uniform private law has yet to be formed. The potential of uniform law has not yet been fully recognised.

In this book, the author examines uniform contract law comprehensively in all relevant areas of legal doctrine and practice and considers the barriers which exist toward it in modern nation states, namely in the German and English legal systems. She suggests ways in which these barriers can be overcome and develops an autonomous methodology of interpretation of transnational contract principles. The author wants to encourage the use of existing uniform transnational law rules, such as the UNIDROIT Principles of International Commercial Contracts, which are analysed here as an example.


Commercial Contracts Conflict of Laws International Arbitration Law UNIDROIT Principles Uniform Contract Law

Authors and affiliations

  • Maren Heidemann
    • 1
  1. 1.LondonUK

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