Larry DiMatteo, Review of Isabel Zuloaga, Reliance in the Breaking‐Off of Contractual Negotiations: Trust and Expectation in a Comparative Perspective

Isabel Zuloaga, Reliance in the Breaking-Off of Contractual Negotiations: Trust and Expectation in a Comparative Perspective, Cambridge, Intersentia, 2019, xxxviii + 254 pp, hb, €69. The title accurately describes the content of the book – a focused comparative analysis of one area of precontractual liability (breaking-off negotiations), albeit an important and controversial one. The book is at its best in describing the nuances of the four chosen legal systems, although a fuller analysis of the common law would have made it better. Nonetheless, there is a lot to learn from this book for scholars and especially for students. Its theoretical ambitions are a bit less satisfying, the idea of reliance and not good faith as the basis for precontractual liability is not a novel one, but its application to breaking-off of negotiations is an interesting application given that that much of the discussion in this area revolves around the duty of good faith …

Larry A DiMatteo, Isabel Zuloaga, Reliance in the Breaking-Off of Contractual Negotiations: Trust and Expectation in a Comparative Perspective, Modern Law Review, DOI: 10.1111/1468-2230.12566. First published: 7 August 2020.

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