Legal act

A legal act is the expression of one party’s will to create legal consequences. The legal act differs from the legal fact, the consequences of which result from the law and not from the will of a single party (road accident, death, infringement).

A distinction is made between a unilateral legal act and a bilateral or multilateral legal act.

Updated 26/02/2018

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