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Boilerplate clauses, international commercial contracts and the applicable law / edited by Giuditta Cordero-Moss.

Imprint Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, c2011.
Description xxii, 403 p. ; 24 cm.
Language English
Subject Standardized terms of contract.
Contracts -- Language.
Foreign trade regulation.
Contracts -- Language.
Foreign trade regulation.
Standardized terms of contract.
Format Print, Book
URL for this record http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/8390229
Other authors / contributors Cordero-Moss, Giuditta.
ISBN 9780521197892 (hardback)
0521197899 (hardback)
Notes Includes bibliographical references (p. 374-387) and index.
Summary "With the aim of creating an autonomous regime for the interpretation and application of the contract, boilerplate clauses are often inserted into international commercial contracts without negotiations or regard for their legal effects. The assumption that a sufficiently detailed and clear language will ensure that the legal effects of the contract will only be based on the contract, as opposed to the applicable law, was originally encouraged by English courts, and today most international contracts have these clauses, irrespective of the governing law. This collection of essays demonstrates that this assumption is not fully applicable under systems of civil law, because these systems are based on principles, such as good faith and loyalty, which contradict this approach"--
"This book addresses the question of whether the drafting style of international contracts may actually achieve rendering the contract self-sufficient. The drafting style, including the recurrence of boilerplate clauses in all types of contracts and irrespective of the governing law, seems to aim at detaching the contract from any elements external to the contract itself, including the applicable law. This drafting style is originally based on the common law approach to contracts, but is now adopted in most international contracts even when they are not subject to a law belonging to the common law family.The analysis follows three different stages, each dealt with in a different part of the book"--

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