an exploration of the notion 'deliberate breach of contract' and its
- ISBN: 9781780681634
- Editorial: Intersentia Ltd.
- Fecha de la edición: 2013
- Lugar de la edición: Cambridge . Reino Unido
- Colección: Ius Commune Europaeum
- Encuadernación: Rústica
- Medidas: 23 cm
- Nº Pág.: 241
- Idiomas: Inglés
This book argues that motives for committing breach of contract should matter in the application of remedies in contract. Deliberate breach of contract requires a different and sterner answer from the law of contract than any other breach of contract, because providing equal remedies for all breaches of contract threatens parties' trust in the law of contract. This statement should be reflected in the law of remedies in contract. The box of remedies available to the victim of deliberate breach of contract should be designed accordingly. In general, the author argues that the victim of contractual breach should have a stronger right to enforced performance of the contract, and that he should have easier access to damages and receive a larger amount of damages if he is the victim of deliberate breach of contract. The arguments for the chosen approach to deliberate breach of contract are primarily drawn from comparative legal research - mainly in the form of studying court decisions, academic contributions and other common legal sources: in other words, the classic legal approach - and law and economics literature. About the author Martijn van Kogelenberg was born in 1980 in Ridderkerk (Zuid-Holland), the Netherlands. In 2003 he graduated in Russian Studies, specializing in Russian civil law. In 2004 he graduated in Dutch law, specializing in Dutch civil law. After his studies in Leiden, he entered the University of Oxford to follow a post-graduate Magister Juris degree. In September 2006 Martijn started working on his dissertation at the civil law department of the Erasmus School of Law (Rotterdam). In addition to his doctoral thesis, he published several articles, including an international publication. He has also been involved in teaching various civil law subjects to law students and in giving post-academic courses and lectures in contract law.