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I. Legislative Development
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Volume X: Restitution - Unjust Enrichment and Negotiorum Gestio | Chapter 1: Introduction

Completed May 2005

Peter Schlechtriem

1. General Remarks. – The preparations of this volume were begun in the seventies of the last century, when the late Professor Ernst von Caemmerer, then Chief Editor, laid the foundations by defining certain types of acquired benefits which were to be restituted and were qualified often, but not always, as “unjust enrichments”. In this preparatory work, von Caemmerer and his assistants, notably Detlef König, who passed away in his prime, not only dev…

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Peter Schlechtriem, “I. Legislative Development”, 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 13 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2018

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