Contract interpretation: part 1: contract interpretation

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This chapter covers the very broad area of the interpretation of commercial contracts. The principles of contractual interpretation are essentially methodological: how are the rights and obligations arising from the contractual relationship to be ascertained? This chapter examines the process of identifying the make up of contracts (single document, multiple documents, oral representations, incorporation by reference); attaching meaning to the terms of the contract; and filling in gaps of a contract (supplementation). A separate part is dedicated to merger clauses (that is, entire agreement or final integration), which are found in almost all written contracts.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational sales law
Subtitle of host publicationcontract, principles and practice
EditorsLarry A. DiMatteo, André Janssen, Ulrich Magnus, Reiner Schulze
Place of PublicationMunich
PublisherNomos Verlagsgesellschaft
Number of pages54
ISBN (Electronic)9783845265155
ISBN (Print)9783848721993, 9783406692314, 9781509905652
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes


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