Contract law provides an essential legal framework for every business transaction. However there are fundamental differences between the contract law of Australia and that of its biggest trade partner, China. This project aims to compare Australia and China’s different judicial solutions to shared real-life contract problems. The findings, it is hoped, will facilitate mutual understanding and economic competiveness, produce reflections and advice on the reform of Australian contract law, assist in businesses’ contract drafting, and provide Australian courts and government agencies with information critical to decision-making in the context of trade relations with China.

Project members

Professor Paul J Gollan

Faculty of Business, Economics & Law