The Federal Authorities
of the Swiss Confederation

Division One: General Provisions
Title One: Creation of Obligations
Section One: Obligations arising by Contract
< Art. 37 G. Agency / I. With authorisation / 2. Authority arising from a transaction / d. Time from which end of authority takes effect
> Art. 39 G. Agency / II. Without authority / 2. Failure to ratify

Art. 38

II. Without authority

1. Ratification

1 Where a person without authority enters into a contract on behalf of a third party, rights and obligations do not accrue to the latter unless he ratifies the contract.

2 The other party has the right to request that the represented party ratify the contract within a reasonable time, failing which he is no longer bound by it.

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