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Part IV Validity, 16 Capacity to Contract

From: Global Sales and Contract Law

Ingeborg Schwenzer, Pascal Hachem, Christopher Kee

From: Oxford Legal Research Library (http://olrl.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 24 September 2020

Subject(s):
Performance of contract — Electronic commerce and choice of law — Rome I Regulation and choice of law
16.01 The legal capacity to enter into contracts is sometimes a neglected topic in the context of the sale of goods. While there is considerable commonality amongst approaches to this question amongst jurisdictions worldwide, there are sufficient differences to warrant sellers, in particular, to take precautionary measures. Indeed, this is true particularly in an age where electronic contracting means one does not always know the identity of the party with whom one is dealing. 16.02 All legal systems acknowledge to some extent that there are those who attempt to...
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