BASEDOW, Jürgen [Germany]

1999. National Report: Germany, in: A New Approach to International Commercial Contracts: The UNIDROIT Principles of International Commercial Contracts, XVth International Congress of Comparative Law, Bristol, 26 July-1 August 1998, Kluwer Law International (1999) 125-150 [General characterisation of the UNIDROIT Principles; The UNIDROIT Principles and German contract law compared (Self-related rules; International rules; Obvious rules and principles; Clarifying rules; Conflicting rules); The use of the UNIDROIT Principles and German law (Survey; The Principles as "General principles of law" or lex mercatoria; Filling the gaps of the applicable national law; Interpretation and supplementation of international conventions on uniform private law)]