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date: 04 June 2023

p. 42. Offer and Acceptancelocked

p. 42. Offer and Acceptancelocked

  • James DevenneyJames DevenneyHead of School and Professor of Transnational Commercial Law, School of Law, University of Reading, UK and McCann FitzGerald Chair of International Law and Business, UCD Sutherland School of Law, University College Dublin, Ireland


The Concentrate Questions and Answers series offers the best preparation for tackling exam questions. Each book includes typical questions, answer plans and suggested answers, author commentary and other features. This chapter outlines a number of questions that need to be posed in answering exam questions about the rules of offer and acceptance and certainty of terms. First, has an offer been made? Secondly, if an offer has been made, has the offeree unequivocally accepted this offer? Thirdly, has the acceptance been communicated effectively? Fourthly, at the moment when the acceptance is deemed to have been effective, is the offer still open? Fifthly, are there any exceptions to the aforesaid rules of offer and acceptance? Finally, is an agreement sufficiently certain?

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