“Agreements to negotiate in good faith form ‘one of the most difficult areas of contract law’. It is therefore unsurprising that there is a wealth of academic literature on the topic. And yet the comparative Anglo-American literature has largely neglected this topic (and contract law in general). The lack of comparative literature is unfortunate because comparing legal systems tends to sharpen one’s understanding of their own system and allows systems to borrow ideas from each other. Understanding these agreements is important because, as shown below, they can serve four important functions in the process of contracting …”
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Richard Liu, Agreements to Negotiate in Good Faith in England and the United States: Polar Opposites or Much the Same? Journal of Comparative Law, volume 15, issue 1 (2020), pp 15-36.