4.01 The relationship between a sales contract and the law can, for the purposes of this chapter, be loosely divided into two principle issues.1 Chronologically the first issue concerns which law governs the contract—namely what is the applicable law. As a contentious matter this typically only arises in the context of international or cross-border transactions. However, consciously or otherwise, the question of the applicable law must always be determined first. As is repeatedly demonstrated throughout this book, different legal systems offer different solutions;...
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