About the series

European Contract Law and Theory

The Society of European Contract Law (SECOLA) promotes the development and understanding of European contract law including its economic, sociological and intellectual historic relation in theory and in practice. Further, SECOLA provides an international platform for the discussion of developing and proposed contract law in Europe.

In this spirit, the book series European Contract Law and Theory (EUCOLATH) combines dogmatic thinking in comparative and EU law with strong social theory considerations and makes the results of the discussions of leading scholars and practitioners publicly available.

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Editorial Board

Prof. Dr iur. Dr phil. Stefan Grundmann, LLM (Berkeley)
Professor of Private, Commercial and International Law at Humboldt-University, Berlin, and Professor of Transnational Law at the European University Institute, Florence. He specialises in national and European Contract, Banking and Company Law and Private Law Theory.

Prof. Hugh Collins
Vinerian Professor of English Law, All Souls College, Oxford, and Fellow of the British Academy.

Prof. Dr Fernando Gómez Pomar
Professor of Civil Law and Law and Economics at Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona. His main research interests lie in the law and economics of Contract and Tort, the efficiency of judicial systems, and legal fragmentation and harmonization.

Dr Jacobien Rutgers
Reader in Private Law and Private International Law at the Free University (VU) Amsterdam.

Prof. Dr Pietro Sirena
Professor of Private Law at the University of Siena.

Available volumes

  1. European Contract Law in the Banking and Financial Union
    270 pp. | paperback

    This volume investigates how the post-crisis supervisory regime of the EU and the Eurozone impacts on bank managers’ duties and on market transactions: in their relationship to the large range of stakeholders, including the public as such, in current lending and investment transactions, in the phase of recovery and resolution (with bail-ins triggering changes of contractual rights), but also in adjudication, namely in banking related ADR schemes.
  2. European Contract Law and the Creation of Norms
    310 pp. | paperback

    The book sketches a broad landscape of sources of modern contract law, with particular regard to EU private law rules. It provides for a better understanding of the identity of present-day contract law by analysing the multitude of social and economic dynamics that shape its normative landscape.
  3. European Contract Law in the Digital Age
    334 pp. | paperback

    The book offers an overview of the interactions between digital technologies and contract law, focusing largely on the two Proposals of the EU Commission of 2016 on digital contracting and digital contents.
  4. European Contract Law and the Charter of Fundamental Rights
    290 pp. | paperback

    A collection of essays by distinguished legal scholars that explores from legal, historical and theoretical perspectives how the Charter of the Fundamental Rights of the European Union has affected, and is likely to impact on the development of, contract law and commercial law within the European Union.
  5. Rules and Principles in European Contract Law
    160 pp. | paperback

    This book brings together the papers presented at the Society of European Contract Law’s 13th annual conference. It discusses the effect of constitutional principles, common principles to the laws of the EU Member States and whether common principles can be transferred into rules.