Abstract: The essay analyzes the role that time plays in the single specific transaction, in order to revisit the classic category of long-term contracts. In this perspective, considering the plural variety of interests involved, the author tries to reexamine the traditional structuralist concept of durable obligations related to a continuing and repeated performance, aiming viceversa to associate long-term contracts mainly to the functional divisibility of the whole contract itself, to the concrete cause realized by negotiation through the time, to a dynamic consideration of the interests that parties would achieve through the duration. So the main idea of the proposed analysis is that only a careful investigation of the contractual interests of the parties –aside from any abstract and typological approach– can offer a convincing way of solving problems about the still discussed nature of long-term contracts.
Longobucco, F. (2017). Relaciones de duración y divisibilidad del reglamento contractual: apuntes para una reconceptualización. IUS ET VERITAS, 54, 294-307.