The Differences Between Common Law And Civil Law

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Differences between contracts in common law and civil law countries How to settle the disagreements between common law and civil law when creating a business contract? To answer this we need to understand what is civil and common law. The point is not to explain which system is better, because each has its own strengths and weaknesses and works the best for the country it exists in. Each goes best with the law origin that later helped create the set of traditions. Knowing the differences between contracts in civil law and common law countries can help the two parties make business contract. The two laws can have many similarities but the differences that exist are very…show more content…
In common law extensive freedom of contract is one of the features, only few provisions are implied into the contract by law. If a company promises that they will pay some part of the expenses to the company they get their stock from, that hasn’t been doing great lately. Later when they need to do it, they decide not to. Therefor the stock company takes the contract to the court. The company’s promise is not supported by consideration because they have not requested any service, or exchange for their action such as promise or payment. According to a law article written by Stan Abram; contracts drafted for use in Civil Law countries are brief with broad language. Because any possible disagreement will be decided based on codified law, there is no need to simply restate those legal principles in a commercial agreement. A Common Law contract on the other hand is lengthy, detailed and full of…show more content…
Doing business overseas is tough enough under the best of circumstances, but with a country with fundamentally different system from yours, it can be very hard to get from the initial agreement stage to dispute resolution. In order to avoid legal disputes when creating a business contract, the parties need to know their rights and obligations. This should be done mostly for international transactions, where the differences in the legal and business traditions can create misunderstandings regarding the interpretation of contracts. English has often been the leading language, but it can happen that a contract between two businesses is voided because one of the parties can’t understand it. When translated it may not seem to say what it is supposed to, or miss important detail. Sometimes local council needs to be involved for the foreign firm to avoid misunderstanding some local rules.Daniëlle van Dorst in “The Entire Agreement Clause “states: Common law countries dominate when it comes to international trade, because of the many multinational companies. That is why the use of drafting models based on common law techniques is commonplace within the commercial and legal

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