Lapland Law Review, Issue 2, 2015

The second issue of the Lapland Law Review Flexibility in Contracting is edited by Soili Nystén-Haarala, Thomas D. Barton and Jaakko Kujala.

Over a two-year period, Professor Nystén-Haarala periodically convened a group of lawyers and scholars from several countries in Europe, the United Kingdom, Russia, Asia, and the USA. Their collective task was to consider and study the idea of flexibility of contracts. Participants from different countries were encouraged to collaborate, so as to open up the original perspectives from
which they first approached the idea of contractual flexibility. Some undertook interview projects, some designed empirical surveys, and some approached the questions analytically rather than empirically. The work was partly funded by the Finnish Cultural Foundation and led by Professor Nystén-Haarala. The chapters in this issue are the results of this collaborative research and the several workshops covering the topics.

THOMAS D. BARTON: Introduction (308.7 kB)
THOMAS D. BARTON, HELENA HAAPIO, TATIANA BORISOVA: Flexibility and Stability in Contracts (655.4 kB)
JOUKO NUOTTILA, JAAKKO KUJALA, SOILI NYSTÉN-HAARALA: Flexible Contracting in Software Project Business: What We Can Learn from Agile Methods in the Software Industry (679 kB)
YANAN ZHANG, RIITTA AHTONEN: Flexibility in Contracts and Contractual Practice: Empirical Study in China (759.8 kB)
RA DR. HANS-WERNER MORITZ & RA MAXIMILIAN KUHN: Legal implications of flexibility in business contracting from the German perspective: Control of standard terms and conditions and the choice of law (466.5 kB)
SOILI NYSTÉN-HAARALA, ELENA BOGDANOVA, ALEXANDER KONDAKOV, OLGA MAKAROVA: The Interplay of Flexibility and Rigidity in Russian Business Contracting: The Formal and Informal Framework in Contracting (533.5 kB)
JOANNA GRZYBEK, TINA DEVRIES, YANAN ZHANG: Achieving flexibility in contracting by using vague terms in international business contracts: A comparative approach from the perspective of Common law, German, Polish and Chinese Law (738.6 kB)
PETRA SUND-NORRGÅRD, ANTTI KOLEHMAINEN, ONERVA-AULIKKI SUHONEN: The Principle of Loyalty and Flexibility in Contracts (598.7 kB)
TAINA SAVOLAINEN, MIRJAMI IKONEN: Trust as Intellectual Capital in Pursuing Flexibility in Business Contracting (422.2 kB)
LINGYUN GAO: Flexibility in Assignment of Contractual Rights: Assignment of Account Receivables (437.8 kB)
NARI LEE, THOMAS D. BARTON: Promoting Contract Flexibility through Trademarks: “Branded” Intellectual Property Licensing Practices (769.3 kB)