This book undertakes a comparative analysis of the ways in which legal systems in all regions of the world deal with agreed sums payable upon breach of an obligation which is unique in its breadth. It shows divergences and convergences and indicates trends as to the future development of the law. The book also deals with the treatment of agreed sums under the 1980 United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG); to date it offers the first comprehensive solution to this issue based on comparative analysis. For practitioners as well as researchers this book is a valuable source of information and offers suggestions for solutions to current and future issues.
About the author Dr. iur. Pascal Hachem, born in 1981 in Braunschweig, Germany, graduated from the Faculty of Law, Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany in 2006. Since then he has been working as research assistant to Prof. Dr. Ingeborg Schwenzer, LL.M. and as lecturer at the Faculty of Law, University of Basel, Switzerland where he completed his doctorate summa cum laude in 2009.