A new volume in the Studies of the Oxford Institute of European and Comparative Law has been published. 

The Future of Contract Law in Latin America, edited by Rodrigo Momberg and Stefan Vogenauer, presents, analyses and evaluates the Principles of Latin American Contract Law (PLACL), a recent set of provisions aiming at the harmonisation of contract law at a regional level, which are the product of a working group comprising legal academics from Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Paraguay, Uruguay and Venezuela.

The book is a result of the IECL research project on The Future of Contract Law in Latin America. It aims to introduce the PLACL to an international audience by putting them in their historical and comparative context, including other transnational harmonisation measures and initiatives. The contributions are authored by drafters of the PLACL and contract law experts from Europe and Latin America.

A formal launch of the book took place on 8 September at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, Chile, at which John Cartwright, Director of the Institute, gave a lecture on ‘Harmonisation Projects in Latin America and Europe’.