Rodrigo Momberg from the Institute of European and Comparative Law has been awarded a grant from the Fell Fund to study and evaluate the process of harmonization of contract law in Latin America.

With the aim of evaulating the harmonization of contract law in Latin America, experts from the UK, Europe and Latin America will examine the most recent effort on the subject, the Latin American Principles of Contract Law (Principios Latinoamericanos de Derecho de los Contratos - PLDC). The PLDC will be analysed from historical and comparative perspectives. The evaluation will include their general assessment with regard to other similar academic or institutional initiatives; and also the examination and comparative analysis of the main subjects covered by the Principles, such as the concept of contract, performance, non-performance and remedies. As a result, the project will intend to answer the questions about the necessity and suitability of the Principles and their provisions in the Latin American and global context.

The project will lead to a conference, which will serve as an introduction of the Principles to a UK and European audience, as well as a platform for further research and collaboration between academics from Europe and Latin America.