A comparative analysis of legal aspects of electronic contracts in Brazil Online publication date: Sat, 28-Mar-2015
by Carlos Alberto Rohrmann, Miriam De Abreu Machado e Campos
International Journal of Private Law (IJPL), Vol. 4, No. 2, 2011
Abstract: This article presents a comparative analysis of some of the legal aspects of contracts for electronic commerce in Brazil. The article studies the theoretical bases of the legal systems that have influenced Brazilian contract law. The first part analyses the formation of contracts under the terms of the civil code. The second part looks at contracts under consumer law. The article applies the concepts of Brazilian contract law to the specifics of the regulation of electronic contracts, and addresses the regulation of electronic contracts in Brazil from historical and comparative perspectives. We will demonstrate how legal concepts pertaining to private contracts have evolved in Brazil, from the classical theory to the present. As Brazilian law was highly influenced by both German and French law in the 19th century, we will give a brief comparative analysis of the influence of both legal systems on the regulation of private contract law in Brazil. Finally, the article looks at aspects related to offer and acceptance of electronic contracts, the place of contract and the consumer's right to cancel a contract.
Online publication date: Sat, 28-Mar-2015
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