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III. Voluntary Agency (Negotiorum Gestio)
(2,079 words)

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

Completed in March 1971

Konrad Zweigert, Dierk Müller-Gindullis

A. Lex loci actus

40. According to the dominant opinion, voluntary agency (negotiorum gestio) is governed exclusively, or at least in principle, by the law of the place where the transaction was carried out. The few legislative provisions which deal expressly with this topic state this view,1 which is also adopted by the general choice of law rules on q…

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Konrad Zweigert and Dierk Müller-Gindullis, “III. Voluntary Agency (Negotiorum Gestio)”, 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 29 May 2022 <>
First published online: 2018

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