„European Perspectives on the Common European Sales Law”
by Javier Plaza Penades and Luz M.Martinez Velencoso (eds.)
Lecturer Charlotte ENE
As its title sugested, the book edited by J.Plaza Penades and L.M.Martinez
Velencoso and published by Springer this year (2015), offers a complete analysis
of the Draft of Common European Sales Law
(CESL) - as was amended
-, from a
range of European perspectives.
Taking into account that the authors belong to different Member States –
Germany, Norway, Poland, Portugal, and Spain- this book „present a coherent
view of the subject from the perspective of a number of scholars from different
European countries, of whom will compare the text of the CESL with their own
national law and other European legal texts”.
Futhermore, the authors address very different topics from both national
and comparative law perspectives, reflected the specificity of European law. On the
other hand, they intend to offers to their readers „a serious comparative study of the
CESL alongside other instruments, such as the CISG, and also pre-existing
instruments including the Draft Common Frame of Reference (DCFR) and the
Principles of European Contract Law (PECL).”
2. The structure
This theoretical endeavour is traced the structure of the CESL, which
reflected the main moments of the sale-purchase contract. As it is mentioned in the
preface: „(t)he subjects that are regulated by the CESL may be divided into three
groups: (i) aspects related to the conclusion of the contract and its content;
Charlotte Ene, Bucharest University of Econ omic Studies, Law Department,
Annex I, Common European Sales Law of the „Proposal for a Regulation of the European
Parliament and of the Council on a Common European Sales Law”, COM(2011) 635 final of
European Parliament legislative resolution of 26 February 2014 on th e proposal for a regulation of
the European Parliament and of the Council on a Common European Sales Law (COM(2011)0635
– C7-0329/2011 – 2011/0284(COD)).
J avier Plaza Penadés, Luz M. Martínez Velencoso (eds.), European Perspectives on the Common
European Sales Law, Preface, Springer, 2015, pp. v-viii.