1st Edition

Law and Responsible Supply Chain Management Contract and Tort Interplay and Overlap

Edited By Vibe Ulfbeck, Alexandra Andhov, Kateřina Mitkidis Copyright 2019
    194 Pages
    by Routledge

    194 Pages
    by Routledge

    Corporate Social Responsibility has for long been on the agenda in the business world and recently, it has also become a political agenda in the European Union. Focusing on international supply chains and their control based on studies of law in several European jurisdictions, this book aims to advance the discussion on the application and enforcement of CSR. Drawing parallels to US and Canadian law, the book explores to what extent private law tools can be used as an enforcement device and it ultimately asks if what we are witnessing is the formation of a new area of law, employing the interplay of contract and tort – a law of "production liability", as a corollary of the concept of "product liability".

    Table of Contents


    1. Introduction
    2. Vibe Ulfbeck, Alexandra Andhov & Katerina Mitkidis

      Part I. Contract law

    3. From international law to national law: The opportunities and limits of contractual CSR supply chain governance
    4. Kasey McCall-Smith and Andreas Rühmkorf

    5. Contractual enforcement of CSR clauses and the protection of weak parties in the supply chain
    6. Vibe Ulfbeck, Ole Hansen and Alexandra Andhov

    7. Enforcement of sustainability contractual clauses in supply chains by third parties
    8. Katerina Mitkidis

      Part II. Tort law

    9. Direct and vicarious liability in supply chains
    10. Vibe Ulfbeck and Andreas Ehlers

    11. Liability for "greenwashing"?: On unfair commercial practices, the legal duty to be transparent and the case for a ‘safe harbor’
    12. Louise A. Vytopil

      Part III. Interplay and overlap of contract and tort law

    13. Interplay between contract and tort in the supply chain
    14. Vibe Ulfbeck and Ole Hansen

    15. Developing supply chain liability: A necessary marriage of contract and tort?

    Jaakko Salminen and Vibe Ulfbeck



    VIBE ULFBECK is a professor of private law at the Law Faculty at the University of Copenhagen.

    ALEXANDRA ANDHOV (JUDr., LL.M., S.J.D.) is assistant professor of corporate law at the University of Copenhagen, Faculty of Law.

    KATERINA MITKIDIS is an associate professor at the Department of Law, Aarhus University