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Life Time Contracts

Social Long-term Contracts in Labour, Tenancy and Consumer Credit Law

Life Time Contracts
  • Year of publication 2014
  • 370 pages
Editor:Luca Nogler and Udo Reifner
Categories: Law Business and Commercial Law
Law Comparative Law / Conflict of Laws
Law European Law
Icon_printbook 978‐94‐6236‐104‐1 | hardcover | 1st edition | € 96.50 / $ 122.85 / £ 96.46
Icon_ebook 978‐94‐6094‐929‐6 | ebook | € 92.99 / $ 125.53 / £ 98.56

This book deals with life time contracts, the group of contracts which generally play the most important role in our daily life. These contracts establish social long-term relations which, with regard to certain periods of the lifetime of individuals, provide essential goods, services, labour and income opportunities for self-realization and participation. The book questions the general principles of European contract law built onto the classical model of sales contracts. It argues that a general life time contract should be integrated into the codification of modern private law and proposes a set of principles governing such social long-term relations. The book is divided into five parts: Introduction; Life Time in Contract Law; Labour Contracts; Consumer Credit Contracts; and Residential Tenancy Contracts. This book is the result of annual discussion meetings that took place between 2006-2013. Twenty-one members of the research group from eleven countries participated in a multi-cultural project to provide a contractual model for the credit and service economy of the 21st century.

Target group

Academics in contract law and private law.

Author's information

Luca Nogler has been Professor of Labour and Employment Law and of Comparative Labour Law at the University of Trento (Italy) since 2001, where he has been the Director of the Department of Legal Sciences (2003 to 2008) and the Dean of the Faculty of Law (2009 to 2012).

Udo Reifner is Professor of Commercial Law at the University of Trento and Director of the Institute for Financial Services, Hamburg. He studied sociology and law in Berlin and Marburg.

European Journal of Comparative Law and Governance November 2015

review by Chantal Mak, Professor of Private law, in particular fundamental rights and private law, Centre for the Study of European Contract Law, director of the Amsterdam Research Institute for Legal Studies

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Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Burgerlijk Recht (NTBR) October 2014


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Giornale di diritto del lavoro e di relazioni industriali 2014

review by Hugh Collins and David Hiez (ITALIAN)

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Verbraucher und Recht (VuR) 1-2015

review by Prof. Dr. Marina Tamm (Language: GERMAN)

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