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I. General Considerations
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Volume VIII: Specific Contracts | Chapter 2 (1983): Civil Law and Commercial Law

Completed in December 1976, but important subsequent developments have been taken into account.

Denis Tallon

3. Preliminary remark. – In order to examine the existence and place of commercial law within the various legal systems, it is indispensable to give at least a summary definition of what is meant by the autonomy of a branch of the law (infra s. 4).1 Next, one needs to see in relation to what the autonomy of commercial law is defined (infra s. 5). Finally, even within a system of commercial law itsel…

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Denis Tallon, “I. General Considerations”, in: International Encyclopedia of Comparative Law Online, Edited by: U. Drobnig, R. David, H. H. Egawa, R. Graveson, V. Knapp, A. T. Von Mehren, Y. Noda, S. Rozmaryn, V. M. Tschchikvadze, H. Valladão, H. Yntema, K. Zweigert. Consulted online on 20 January 2022 <>
First published online: 2018

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