The Nordic Contracts Act is a product of the intense legislative co-operation in the private law area between Denmark, Norway and Sweden in the first two decades of the 20th century. The Act was promulgated in Sweden in 1915, in Denmark in 1917 and in Norway in 1918. After their independence Finland followed suit in 1929 and Iceland in 1936. The Act is essentially identical in all five countries and on the whole still in force in its original form.
This book is the second volume of a Festschrift written by leading Nordic scholars in celebration of the Nordic Contracts Act’s one hundredth anniversary of its first promulgation. The first volume is written in Nordic languages and has the title »Aftaleloven 100 år«.
The essays include an overview of Nordic contract law, pre-contractual liability, agency, passivity, construction of contractual terms, changed circumstances, unfair contract terms and protection of weaker parties, contractual duty of loyalty (good faith and fair dealing), privity of contract and direct claims, a comparison between the Nordic Contracts Act and CISG, and DCFR in the Swedish Supreme Court.
Chapter 1. An Overview of Nordic Contract Law – by Mads Bryde Andersen & Eric Runesson
Chapter 2. Passivity Rules in the Nordic Contracts Act and Practice - by Erika P Björkdahl & Torgny Håstad
Chapter 3. Changed Circumstances – by Herman Bruserud
Chapter 4. Protection of the Weaker Party in B2B Relations in Nordic Contract Law – by Johan Bärlund
Chapter 5. The Doctrine of Precontractual Liability – by Boel Flodgren
Chapter 6. Agency in Scandinavian Law with Particular Reference to Authority Implied by Position – by Lars Gorton
Chapter 7. Unfair Contract Terms in Nordic Contract Law – by Hilde Hauge
Chapter 8. DCFR Rules in the Swedish Supreme Court – by Torgny Håstad
Chapter 9. CISG Part II in Nordic Context – by Joseph Lookofsky
Chapter 10. The Contractual Duty of Loyalty: Good Faith in the Performance and Enforcement of Contracts – by Jori Munukka
Chapter 11. Construction of Commercial Contracts in Nordic Law and the Role of Prudence - by Eric Runesson
Chapter 12. Privity of Contract and Direct Claims – by Laila Zackariasson
Appendix 1. The Nordic Contracts Acts Notes on contributors
Table of Nordic cases