The concept pacta sunt servanda (=agreements are to be kept) is regarded as the basis of all modern contract law regimes. And yet, the well-known differences between the civil law and the common law approach, as well as demands in recent years for relief of contract parties in times of crisis, call the fundamentals of pacta sunt servanda into question. In addition, as a concept developed in the West, it is time to assess how pacta sunt servanda is understood in other parts of the world.
To explore related issues with a focus on private law the CCTL Obligations Lab Asia at CUHK LAW will hold an online conference on “Pacta Sunt Servanda in Changing Times” on 25 June 2021, 2 to 8pm (Hong Kong time).
The Law Society of Hong Kong has awarded this conference 5 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points.
Click here for details of the conference.