Prescription in the Proposal for a Common European Sales Law

15-06-2012

The rules on prescription in Part VIII, Chapter 18, of the CESL need clarification in order to ascertain whether they only apply to provisions on rights and claims resulting from a sale contract, or whether they are also applicable to any other (related?) right or claim, regardless of its contractual or non-contractual origin. One of the most problematic issues concerns general prescription periods. Furthermore, interpretation problems arise also because of missing definitions, or because the definitions are ambiguous or defective. The systematic approach demands clarification, too.

The rules on prescription in Part VIII, Chapter 18, of the CESL need clarification in order to ascertain whether they only apply to provisions on rights and claims resulting from a sale contract, or whether they are also applicable to any other (related?) right or claim, regardless of its contractual or non-contractual origin. One of the most problematic issues concerns general prescription periods. Furthermore, interpretation problems arise also because of missing definitions, or because the definitions are ambiguous or defective. The systematic approach demands clarification, too.