The Book III of the Civil Code sets out the rules for the acquisition of property
Civil law thus provides for the rules concerning inheritance and donations . It also provides the rules concerning the obligations that arise either from the will of the parties ( contracts or contractual obligations ) or without agreement ( quasi-contracts , misdemeanors and quasi-delicts ) or by exchange of consents ( marriage contract and matrimonial regimes ). .
It sets the rules for special so-called named contracts . These are contracts which transfer the ownership of things ( sale or exchange , which allow the disposition of things ( loan , deposit and escrow ), contracts concerning services ( company contract ) or concerning disputes ( transactions and compromises ).
It provides for the rules concerning contracts for the creation of collective assets ( companies and joint ownership ).
It also contains provisions concerning security interests ( pledge , privileges and mortgages ), expropriation , prescription and possession .