The Structure and the Legal Values of the Common Frame of Reference (CFR)

Ole Lando


The author analyses the planned structure as well as selected provisions of the Common Frame of Reference (CFR), of which the EU commission is promoting the preparation For the time being most of the rules on the general principles of contract law are those of the Principles of European Contract Law (PEC) but there are several changes The authors makes a critical analysis of the structure of these parts and some of the changed provisions which he finds more liberal and less ‘socially’ orientated l' then those of PECL.

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This journal deals with contract law and serves as a pan-European platform for discussion and analysis. Since the early 2000s when this journal was created, European Contract Law has come to encompass an increasingly comprehensive body of law. The importance and breadth of the field and the methods and questions involved are such that ERCL has established itself as the specialised European journal in this area.