General Principles and EU Law- Contracts

According to Volume I, contracts are one of the five generic legal tools used to manage cash flow, risk, agency relationships, and information. Many investments are therefore based on one or more contracts.

Obviously, the firm should draft good contracts. Good drafting can ensure the same intended cash flow with reduced risk. Bad drafting can increase risk.

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This volume attempts to deconstruct contracts used by non-financial firms and analyse them from a cash flow, risk, agency, and information perspective. The starting point is a generic contract, i.e. a contract which does not belong to any particular contract type (Chapters 2–7).

This volume will also focus on payment obligations. Payment obligations are characteristic of all financial instruments, and they can range from simple payment
obligations in minor sales contracts and traditional lending contracts (Chapters 8–11).