Katarzyna Kryla-Cudna, Assistant Professor for Global and Comparative Private Law of the Tilburg University Law School, presents her paper on 'Breach of Contract and Damages for Non-Pecuniary Loss' in a Juristenrunde on 6 December 2018.
The paper will examine whether non-pecuniary interests of the parties should be protected in contract law and what should be the scope of such protection. The paper will shed light on the theoretical framework of contract remedies and claim that the compensability of non-pecuniary loss is necessary for an adequate protection of the interests of the parties to a contract. It will further investigate the policy arguments against the recoverability of non-pecuniary loss in contract law and argue that such arguments cannot be considered a sufficient justification for a bar to compensation of moral damages. Finally, based on a survey of case law from several European jurisdictions, the paper will provide insight into the kinds of non-pecuniary consequences that may arise from a breach of contract.
The event takes place in the Institute's premises and is free of charge.