Art. 713. Meaning
By a contract of mandate the mandatary undertakes the conduct without remuneration of an affair entrusted in him by the mandator.
A mandatary shall be responsible for any fault.
Art. 715. Substitution
Subject to any different provision in the contract a mandatary shall not have the right to substitute another for himself in the performance of the mandate except if he has been forced by the circumstances or if a substitution is usual.
If a mandatary has proceeded with the substitution of another for himself without right the mandatary shall be responsible for the fault of the substitute as for his own fault.
If the mandatary has appointed a substitute while being entitled to do so the mandatary shall only be liable for the faulty choice of the substitute and for the instructions he gave to such substitute.
In both cases the mandator may exercise directly against the substitute the rights of action against the latter belonging to the mandatary.
Art. 717. Deviation from the limits set in the mandate
A mandatary may only deviate from the limits set in the mandate if he finds himself in the impossibility to notify the mandator and it is at the same time obvious that the mandator would have allowed the deviation if he had knowledge of the circumstances that prompted such deviation.
Art. 718. Obligations of mandatary
A mandatary shall be bound to furnish information to the mandator about the affair entrusted to him and to render account to the mandator upon termination of the mandate.
A mandatary shall be bound to restitute to the mandator everything the mandatary had received for or has acquired from the performance of the mandate.
If a mandatary has used for his own needs moneys belonging to the mandator the mandatary shall owe interest thereon as from the date he commenced the use.
Art. 721. Obligations of mandator
A mandator shall be under an obligation to pay in advance the disbursements required for the performance of the mandate.
A mandator shall be under an obligation to reimburse the mandatary of everything the latter has spent to achieve an orderly performance of the mandate.
A mandator shall be liable to compensate any prejudice suffered by the mandatary without fault on his part in the performance of the mandate.
Art. 724. Revocation of mandate
A mandator shall have the right to revoke the mandate at any time. An agreement to the contrary shall be void except if the mandate also concerns the interest of the mandatary or of a third party.
Art. 725. Termination by mandatary
A mandatory shall have the right to terminate the mandate at any time if he has not renounced this right. Such renunciation shall be without effect if there are serious grounds (militating against the renunciation).
If the termination was notified at an inappropriate time without serious ground the mandatary shall be liable to compensate the prejudice caused thereby to the mandator.
Art. 726. Dissolution of mandate.
Subject to any agreement to the contrary a mandate shall be dissolved by the death of the mandator or of the mandatory as well as by the placing under judicial assistance or the bankruptcy of either. The liquidation of a juristic person shall entail the same effect i.e. dissolution of a mandate involving such person.
In the cases provided for in the preceding section if the dissolution of the mandate imperils the interests of the mandator the mantatary his heir or his legal representative shall be under an obligation to continue the conduct of the affair that was entrusted to him until such time as the mandator or his heir or his legal representative can take proper care.
Subject to the provisions of sections 224 a mandator or his heir shall be responsible as if the mandate were still in force in regard to affairs conducted by the mandatary before the latter has had knowledge of the dissolution of the mandate.
Art. 729. Advice or recommendation.
If a person has given an advice or made a recommendation he shall not be liable for any prejudice caused thereby except if he had assumed responsibility by contract or acted fraudulently