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“The Russian Supreme Court on the interpretation of contracts: does the conclusion that there is no contract for reasons of ambiguity of its terms correspond to the meaning of Article 431 of the Civil Code of the Russian Federation?” — Tatyana Tereshc

On interpretation.

With this post, I want to open a series of notes on problems of interpretation. Why? Because the institution of treaty interpretation is still the dark horse of theory and practice: there are more questions than answers.

In particular, the Civil Code devotes to the interpretation just Article 431, to which no updates in the process of reforming of the Civil Code were added. However, this does not mean that its provisions are so perfect that they do not need to be clarified.

It is another matter that the court's explanations also leave room for imagination and hardly contribute to the development of equal practical tools.

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