Interpretation of Contracts  

Interpretation of Contracts

ISBN 978-98-3519-11-8
Author: Nasser Hamid
Binding: Softcover/Extent: 564 pp
Publication Price: MYR 250.00
The law is stated as of February 1 2008

The object sought to be achieved in construing any commercial contract is to ascertain what were the mutual intentions of the parties as to the legal obligations each assumed by the contractual words in which they (or brokers acting on their behalf) chose to express them; or, perhaps more accurately, what each would have led the other reasonably to assume were the acts that he was promising to do or to refrain from doing by the words in which the promises on his part were expressed: Lord Diplock in Pioneer Shipping Ltd v BTP Tioxide Ltd [1982] AC 724 (HL).

Interpretation of Contracts is the first Malaysian publication on this important area of the law and in view of its content the most complete publication on interpretation of contracts. Sources and cases are provided from the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, India and Singapore. With the provision of Malaysian authorities, Interpretation of Contracts provides a focal point where landmark decisions from the commonwealth are brought into the context of the Malaysian law on the area. Every effort has been made to ensure that Interpretation of Contracts provides the most up-to-date publication on the subject currently available.

Topics Covered At a Glance:

Principles & canons of construction • Implied terms • Construction of contractual documents • the parties and the interpretation of contracts • Existence of concluded “contract” • Terms of contract • Extrinsic evidence (pre-contractual negotiations, surrounding circumstances, subsequent conduct & parol evidence)

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