When the first edition of this student work was published some eight years ago transnational commercial law, introduced as a postgraduate course at the University of Oxford in 1995, was taught at a relatively small number of law schools. Since then the subject has blossomed and is now taught at law schools around the world. Focused on the products and processes of the harmonization of law relating to international commercial transactions, the book is an invaluable
resource for students in this field.
In this new edition the work has been completely revised and updated, covering a number of new or substantially revised international instruments. In addition four new chapters have been added by specialist contributors dealing with regional harmonization, carriage of goods by sea, transactions in securities and the relationship between international conventions and national law. The authority of the text is enhanced by the fact that all the authors have played leading roles in the drafting
and development of many of the instruments examined in the work.
Sir Roy Goode is Emeritus Professor of Law and Emeritus Fellow of St. John's College, University of Oxford. Herbert Kronke is Professor of Law and Director of the Institute for Comparative Law, Conflict of Laws and International Business Law at Heidelberg University Ewan McKendrick is Registrar of the University of Oxford, Professor of English Private Law and Fellow of Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford.
PART I: GENERAL PRINCIPLES; PART II: A VIEW THROUGH ILLUSTRATIVE CONTRACTS AND HARMONIZING INSTRUMENTS; PART III: HARMONIZATION OF GENERAL CONTRACT LAW; PART IV: TRANSNATIONAL INSOLVENCY; PART V: INTERNATIONAL DISPUTE RESOLUTION; PART VI: RECCURENT ISSUES OF HARMONIZATION