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In the classic view of contracts, contractual arrangements work because they provide legal certainty of the precise responsibilities that are assumed by parties. With the act of contractually specifying what is agreed on, parties fixate and communicate their respective positions. However, as modern contract theory recognises, such fixation is only possible to a very limited extent, and actually is not even desired to such an extent by the contract parties themselves. This does not mean that there is no need for legal certainty, only that this is a merely a limited virtue. In modern contract practice parties rather wish to have a certain flexibility to adapt to unforeseeable developments, while still having sufficient guarantees that fair results will be obtained. This means that contractual communication should not solely occur through the contract but rather beside and outside the contract, thereby influencing the contract itself. Hence contracts themselves should become responsive. On the one hand, courts have responded by allowing contractual and pseudo-contractual constructs to create ties between parties that were not explicitly made (connected contracts). On the other hand, in certain areas a reconceptualisation of contract theory is required to allow interacting parties to modulate their positions according to growing insights in their relationship. There are a number of lines of research to be pursued.

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Law Social Sciences
private law Social Sciences
civil code Social Sciences
European Law Social Sciences
liability Social Sciences
damages Social Sciences
notary public Social Sciences
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Research Output 2015 2019

Aanneming van werk

van Gulijk, S., 2019, (Submitted) Handboek consumentenrecht. Uitgeverij Paris

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientific

Open Access
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Challenges of smart contracts: Implementing excuses

Tjong Tjin Tai, E., 1 Sep 2019, The Cambridge handbook of smart contracts, blockchain technology and digital platforms. DiMatteo, L., Cannarsa, M. & Poncibò, C. (eds.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, p. 80-101 22 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

Circulair en veilig bouwen: Verantwoordelijkheid is geen estafettestokje

Translated title of the contribution: Circular and safe building: Responsibility is not a relay racevan Gulijk, S., Apr 2019, Prisma Print. 56 p.

Research output: Book/ReportInaugural speechOther research output

Open Access
File

De arme curator en de failliet

Wibier, R., 2019, De curator en de failliet: Insolad jaarboek 2019. Feenstra, F., Broeders, M. & Schreurs, F. (eds.). Wolters Kluwer

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientific

Activities 2013 2019

Erasmus University Rotterdam (External organisation)

Eric Tjong Tjin Tai (Chair)
6 Dec 2019

Activity: Membership typesMembership of PhD committeeScientific

Erasmus University Rotterdam (External organisation)

Eric Tjong Tjin Tai (Chair)
27 Jun 2019

Activity: Membership typesMembership of PhD committeeScientific

Joint UNCITRAL/UNIDROIT Workshop on on legal issues arising from the use of smart contracts, artificial intelligence and distributed ledger technology

Eric Tjong Tjin Tai (Contributor)
6 May 20197 May 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course etc.Scientific

Juridische aspecten van zelfrijdende auto’s

Eric Tjong Tjin Tai (Speaker)
9 Dec 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talkPopular

Networks, Platforms, and Contracts

Eric Tjong Tjin Tai (Speaker)
12 Apr 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talkScientific

The Two Faces of LegalTech

Eric Tjong Tjin Tai (Speaker)
17 Oct 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talkScientific

Press / Media

Blockchain research

T.F.E. Tjong Tjin Tai

26/10/17

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment