Journal of Civil Law Studies


This paper provides an overview of the duty of loyalty in Québec private law. It dispels uncertainty regarding the duty’s nature and then analyzes the duty of loyalty in the Civil Code of Québec. In doing so, this paper takes into account the mixed origins of the duty by establishing certain parallels with the common law. Ultimately, this paper suggests that the duty of loyalty arises when a legal actor has the power to act within the legal sphere of another

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