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Part IV Validity, 22 Form Requirements

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):
Validity of contract — Tangible goods — Rome I Regulation and choice of law — Electronic commerce and choice of law
22.01 It is commonplace for legal jurisdictions of all persuasions to reserve the right to impose form requirements on parties’ contracts. This reservation is typically found in or near the same articles or provisions that expressly grant freedom of contract and form.1 22.02 The purpose and importance of form requirements has changed dramatically over time. These changes have been of such a fundamental nature that it would be incorrect to describe it as an evolution. Whereas once form played a substantive and integral role in the legal process, in more recent...
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