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II. Unjustifiable Enrichment
(12,689 words)

Volume III: Private International Law | Chapter 30 (1974): Quasi-Contracts

Completed in March 1971

Konrad Zweigert, Dierk Müller-Gindullis

A. Basic Considerations

2. Claims arising under the head of unjustifiable enrichment share one significant feature. They aim at adjusting shifts of assets from one person to another which are at variance with the final allocation of assets envisaged by the law.1 In view of this task these claims constitute an independent categ…

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Konrad Zweigert and Dierk Müller-Gindullis, “II. Unjustifiable Enrichment”, 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 02 June 2023 <>
First published online: 2018

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