EL LUGAR DE LA BUENA FE EN LA INTEGRACIÓN DE LOS CONTRATOS EN EL CÓDIGO CIVIL CHILENO

Translated title of the contribution: THE ROLE OF GOOD FAITH IN THE CONSTRUCTION OF IMPLIDED TERMS IN THE CHILEAN CIVIL CODE

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Abstract

This paper claims that, under the Chilean Civil Code, good faith underpins the whole process of implication of contractual terms when a valid contract contains omissions that engender contractual gaps. This is the case regardless of whether the substance of the implied term is defined by the legislator, custom or by judges. Such an approach offers a unitary and coherent treatment for the entire process of construction of implied terms, which provides judges with institutional guidance to exercising their power to fill contractual gaps grounded in good faith, thus reducing the risk of judicial arbitrariness.

Translated title of the contributionTHE ROLE OF GOOD FAITH IN THE CONSTRUCTION OF IMPLIDED TERMS IN THE CHILEAN CIVIL CODE
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)55-78
Number of pages24
JournalRevista Chilena de Derecho
Volume48
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2021
Externally publishedYes

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