Illegality and immorality in contracts: Towards European principles

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Discusses origins of PECL provisions on this subject and their translation into the DCFR, analyses their content and purpose, the relationship to property and unjustified enrichment, and compares with other possible solutions, notably that of the Gandolfi contract code.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTowards a European Civil Code
EditorsArthur S. Hartkamp, Martijn W. Hesselink, Ewoud Hondius, C. Mak, Edgar Du Peron
PublisherKluwer Law International
Number of pages16
Edition4th rev. and expanded
ISBN (Print)9789041133571
Publication statusPublished - 2010


  • contract
  • transfer of property
  • Unjustified Enrichment
  • public policy
  • immorality
  • illegality


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