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Legal Features of Making Electronic Purchase and Sale Contract: Characteristics and Types

S.B. Gladkova
R.N. Yakhontov
senior lecturer, the Department of Financial and Legal Disciplines, State Institute of Economics, Finance, Law and Technology, PhD in Economics, associate professor
senior lecturer, the Department of Civil Law and Civil Procedure, St. Petersburg University of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation, PhD in Law
St. Petersburg


  • contract law
  • purchase and sale contract
  • electronic record
  • e-commerce
  • smart contract
  • personalization
  • internet provider
  • We look at the problem of lacuna in contract law resulting from fast development of technologies and their active use in the modern society. We analyze and structure legal acts regulating electronic contracts of purchase and sale as well as qualification features of the contract in question. We consider issues of making contracts in digital environment by the example of smart contracts by comparing them with other contracts made relying on the Internet; pre-requisites of making a smart contract and ways of integrating them in modern contract law are studied.

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