Assignment of Contracts: Italian Law and the UNIDROIT Principles of International Commercial Contracts in Parallel
Keywords:legal comparison, contract law, assignment of contracts, Italian law, UNIDROIT Principles of International Commercial Contracts
In contemporary business relations, the possibility for one party to a contract to transfer all of its rights and obligations under the contract to a third party by way of a voluntary act is of great utility. While the possibility to do this generally exists in jurisdictions across Europe, the rules by which it must be done can differ under the relevant national laws, not to mention the fact that a specific legal regime is not articulated in most civil codes. Against this background, this paper compares the approaches taken in Italian law and the uniform rules elaborated at an international level in the UNIDROIT Principles of International Commercial Contracts.