PhD student: Mrs T. Dang Vu
Promotor: Mrs Prof I. Samoy
Duration: 26/9/2011 - 25/2/2016
PhD defence: Leuven, 18/5/2017
This project aims to determine when the fates of linked contracts are connected. Scattered answers pop up in several legal systems. Although their scope, requirements and consequences vary, all these connected fates share one idea: the obligations from one contract find their use and their objective cause in the other contract, or, in other words, the obligations of the linked contracts are reciprocal. Reciprocity is an ancient concept with important consequences for one contracting partys obligations when the obligations of the other contracting party come to an end due to extraneous cause, accountable non-performance or disappearance of its object. Originally, this concept was envisioned as bilateral reciprocity within one contract between two parties. This project aims to create a new concept of multilateral reciprocity within linked contracts, and to define its consequences and role in creating connected fates between linked contracts.