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Derived from the renowned multi-volume International Encyclopaedia of Laws,this practical analysis of the law of contracts in Spain covers everyaspect of the subject definition and classification of contracts,contractual liability, relation to the law of property, good faith, burden ofproof, defects, penalty clauses, arbitration clauses, remedies in case ofnon-performance, damages, power of attorney, and much more. Lawyers who handletransnational contracts will appreciate the explanation of fundamentaldifferences in terminology, application, and procedure from one legal systemto another, as well as the international aspects of contract law. Throughoutthe book, the treatment emphasizes drafting considerations.An introduction in which contracts are defined and contrasted to torts,quasi-contracts, and property is followed by a discussion of the concepts of'consideration' or 'cause' and other underlying principles of the formation ofcontract. Subsequent chapters cover the doctrines of 'relative effect',termination of contract, and remedies for non-performance. The second part ofthe book, recognizing the need to categorize an agreement as a specificcontract in order to determine the rules which apply to it, describes thenature of agency, sale, lease, building contracts, and other types ofcontract. Facts are presented in such a way that readers who are unfamiliarwith specific terms and concepts in varying contexts will fully grasp theirmeaning and significance.Its succinct yet scholarly nature, as well as the practical quality of theinformation it provides, make this book a valuable time-saving tool forbusiness and legal professionals alike. Lawyers representing parties withinterests in Spain will welcome this very useful guide, and academicsand researchers will appreciate its value in the study of comparative contractlaw.