The new guide of the Organization of American States and the law applicable to international commercial contracts (part I)

Author:
José Antonio Moreno Rodríguez

Abstract:
This paper addresses the general issues of the Guide on the law applicable to international commercial contracts in the Americas approved by the Organization of American States (OAS) in February 2019. The paper analyses the background of this relevant text, the conventions on the matter previously approved in America starting with the Montevideo Treaties of 1889, the influence on the Guide of The Hague Principles on choice law in international commercial contracts of 2015, the gestation of the idea of making a Guide by the OAS and the process undertaken to prepare the Guide approved in 2019.

Index:
1. INTRODUCCIÓN.—2. ANTECEDENTES.—3. EL DERECHO APLICABLE A LOS CONTRATOS EN LOS TRATADOS AMERICANOS.—4. EL APORTE DE LOS PRINCIPIOS DE LA HAYA.—5. LA IDEA DE UNA GUÍA DE LA OEA.—6. EL PROCESO DE ELABORACIÓN DE LA GUÍA DE LA OEA.—7. CONCLUSIÓN

Keywords:
applicable law; international contracts; Organization of American States;

Issue:
REDI Vol. 73 1 2021

Section:
Studies

Pages:
187-206

DOI:
http://dx.doi.org/10.17103/redi.73.1.2021.1.07

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