CESL: Common European Sales Law instrument
This practice note considers:
- The various steps taken since 2001 towards an EU-wide law of contract.
- The proposal for a more limited Common European Sales Law (often referred to as CESL).
- CESL's replacement, in late 2015, with proposals for two maximum harmonisation consumer protection directives (see Legal update, Commission proposes full harmonisation of consumer rules on sale of digital content and online sale of goods).
As a result of the publication of these two new draft directives, this practice note is now of historical interest only.