A Polish perspective on liquidated damages and the fairness of contract: Comment on Cavendish Square Holdings BV v. Makdessi and ParkingEye Ltd v. Beavis

Ewa Bagińska , Paulina Ślufińska


The comment presents the interpretation of contractual clauses under scrutiny in Cavendish Square Holdings BV v Makdessi; ParkingEye Ltd v Beavis according to Polish law. The authors describe the regulation on liquidated damages, the limitations to the freedom of contract and the role of general clauses in the assessment of the fairness of a transaction. Using different concepts and general clauses a Polish court would probably reach the same outcome in Cavendish and uphold the validity of the disputed clauses; the result can be different in ParkingEye.
Author Ewa Bagińska (FLA / DCL)
Ewa Bagińska,,
- Department of Civil Law
, Paulina Ślufińska (FLA / DCL)
Paulina Ślufińska,,
- Department of Civil Law
Journal seriesEuropean Review of Private Law, ISSN 0928-9801, (0 pkt)
Issue year2017
Publication size in sheets0.9
Keywords in Englishliquidated damages, fairness of contract, Polish civil law
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)5
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ScoreMinisterial score = 5.0, 28-01-2020, ArticleFromJournal
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