publication . Article . 2016

Offer And Acceptance In Cross-Border Electronic Contracts: A Brief Comparative Perspective

Cupido, Robin;
Open Access
  • Published: 31 May 2016 Journal: Cilt: 1 Sayı: 1 (issn: 2458-8180, eissn: 2458-8180, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Scientific Cooperations
Abstract
Electronic communications have become a widely accepted method of contract conclusion, in part due to the relative ease of contracting afforded to parties who contract inter absentes. The traditional rules of contract law are specifically designed for paper-based contracts, and it is necessary to consider whether these rules would find the same application in contracts concluded electronically. Of particular interest to me is the approach taken to offer and acceptance. This paper will investigate the current position in South African law with reference to the common law and legislation, and compare that to the provisions of the international instruments which pr...
Subjects
free text keywords: offer, acceptance, electronic communication
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