The Principle of Unjust Enrichment – a Comparative Perspective

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The research proposal intends to compare English and German law on unjust enrichment in the form of a monograph. Whilst English law has only recently arrived at a uniform principle of enrichment, in Germany the same is now regarded as being obsolete. This comparative law study addressing these recent developments can make a valuable contribution by introducing the rich German research on this topic into the current English debate. It will be examined wether a unified principle of unjust(ified) enrichment should be recognised under English and/or German law, and which cases it should cover.

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