An International Approach to the Interpretation of the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods 1980 as Uniform Sales Law

Author: John Felemegas
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781139462952
Release Date: 2007-01-08
Genre: Law

In 1980, the United Nations Convention for the International Sale of Goods (CISG) came into being as an attempt to create a uniform commercial sales law. This book, first published in 2007, compares two major restatements - the UNIDROIT Principles and the Principles of European Contract Law (PECL) - with CISG articles. This work has gathered scholars and legal practitioners from twenty countries who contribute analysis on the various issues covered in the articles of the CISG comparing them with how the issue is treated in the UNIDROIT and PECL restatements.The introductory section of the book addresses theoretical and practical issues of the appropriate interpretive methodology as mandated in CISG Article 7 and it is followed by individual analyses of the Convention's provisions.

Damages Under the Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods

Author: Bruno Zeller
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780195371864
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Law

Damages Under the Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods, Second Edition presents a practical and detailed analysis of the methods used to determine and calculate damages under the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG). Incorporating both worldwide judicial and arbitral decisions, Damages Under the CISG, Second Edition, is a unique and comprehensive guide to fully understanding this important area of law. It provides authoritative guidance on the differences that exist between uniform international instruments and domestic laws and offers comparative analysis of the calculation of damages under the civil and common law systems. The fault system and causation principle are compared with the foreseeability principle, one of the key considerations under Article 74 of the CISG. Where applicable to understanding damages issues, the UNIDROIT Principles and the Principles of European Contract Law are referenced in depth. These principles have been updated and the information revamped for the second edition, as well as additional information on fundamental breach of contract.

Contracts for the International Sale of Goods

Author: Franco Ferrari
Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
ISBN: 9789004201699
Release Date: 2011-12-23
Genre: Law

Contracts for the International Sale of Goods provides an examination of the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG). Extensively referenced, the volume focuses on the exact determination of the CISG’s sphere of application; both the non-conformity of delivered goods and the notice of non-conformity; and the determination of the rate of interest on sums in arrears.

Globalization and Private Law

Author: Michael Faure
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 9781849805216
Release Date: 2010-01-01
Genre: Law

This timely book explores the relationship between private law and globalization. It examines the consequences of the fact that law making now takes place in a globalized world which increasingly leads to questions of accountability and legitimacy of the law making process. Within this work, European and South African scholars deal with the relationship between private law and globalization in fourteen innovative chapters, addressing inter alia globalization, democracy and accountability, harmonization versus decentralization, public law issues, corporate governance, procedural issues as well as human rights and the environment. This well-documented and original study will be a valuable resource for academics and legal practitioners as well as students. Specialists in private law, transnational law, international law and legal theory should also not be without this important book.

Commentary on the UNIDROIT Principles of International Commercial Contracts PICC

Author: Stefan Vogenauer
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: STANFORD:36105134432546
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Law

This book is an article by article commentary of the UNIDROIT Principles on international commercial contracts, the most important set of rules which parties to an international contract can choose to govern their agreement. The UNIDROIT Principles have been elaborated by an international team of distinguished practitioners and academics on the basis of the rules of contracts law that are common or at least acceptable to all national legal orders. This Commentaryallows easy and structured access to the Principles by offering a digest of, and extensive refrences to, the existing case law and literature, as well as comparison with existing national and international legislation and its application in practice. This book is a useful tool for practitioners andscholars needing quick and reliable information for the legal assessment of cases or for research on the law of international contracts

Uniform Law for International Sales Under the 1980 United Nations Convention

Author: John Honnold
Publisher: Kluwer Law International
ISBN: 9789041127532
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Law

În explicit recognition of Professor Honnold's unique understanding of the Convention's development and the issues that occupied those who drafted and finalized the text, the substantial new textual material incorporated into this new edition is set in bold italics, allowing the reader to distinguish the work of the editor from text preserved from earlier editions, and thus identifying the material that carries Professor Honnold's special authority. Over three decades Professor Honnold's almost intuitive grasp of the instrument has guided governments, tribunals, scholars and practitioners towards an enlightened international understanding of the treaty. This new edition provides tribunals, practitioners, and scholars with even more invaluable insights into the meaning of each article of the Convention.

Global Sales and Contract Law

Author: Ingeborg Schwenzer
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199572984
Release Date: 2012-01-26
Genre: Law

Although the 1980 United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG) is one of the most successful international conventions to date, it remains the case that those involved in the international sale of goods must refer to a multitude of laws. Indeed the CISG itself does not cover all issues relating to international sales contracts, so it must necessarily be supplemented by domestic law. Global Sales and Contract Law provides a truly comparative analysis of domestic laws in over sixty countries so as to deliver a global view of domestic and international sales law. The book reports on the real practice of sales law, taking into account present day problems. Complex questions on the obligations under a sales contract, the ways in which these are established, as well as the remedies following the breach of obligations, are all discussed. By addressing regional uniform projects, like OHADA, and comparing differences in domestic legal approach where the CISG would not apply, the work goes beyond existing commentaries which tend to focus only on the CISG. The analysis has been based on an unprecedented survey drawn from the world's top fifty companies as well as international traders, lawyers advising international traders, arbitral institutions, arbitrators, and law schools. This work encompasses all aspects of a sale of goods transaction and takes a wide view of sale by including general contract law. The book gives practitioners invaluable insight into judicial trends and possible solutions in different legal systems, whether preparing for litigation or drafting an international contract. Global Sales and Contract Law is the most comprehensive and thorough compilation of legal analysis in the field of the sale of goods and is a reliable source for any practitioner dealing in international commerce.

International Sales Law

Author: Christiana Fountoulakis
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134111558
Release Date: 2007-03-12
Genre: Business & Economics

Written for international trade lawyers, practitioners and students from common law and civil law countries, this casebook will help practitioners and students assimilate knowledge on the CISG. The cases, texts and questions aid readers in their comparative law and international sales law studies, drawing attention to the particular issues surrounding specific CISG provisions and provoking careful consideration of possible solutions. In addition to this book’s function as a didactical aid, it is a reference work for leading cases and an introduction to the individual problem areas. In particular, it acts as a preparatory and complementary work for the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot.

CISG Methodology

Author: André Janssen
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 9783866537224
Release Date: 2009-04-27
Genre: Law

The CISG is now being applied extensively both by international arbitral tribunals and by domestic courts of its more than 70 contracting states. But do they also apply it in the same manner? Although Article 7 of the CISG underscores "the need to promote uniformity in its application", it gives little guidance as to how to achieve this goal. Each judge and arbitrator is influenced by the legal methodology of his home jurisdiction. Therefore it is somewhat of a paradox that whilst the number of contracting states is constantly increasing so too is the threat of variation in application. In this book the most important issues of the CISG's methodology are analysed by leading experts from five continents. Whereas some authors provide a thorough analysis of the central topics of interpretation, others enter almost uncharted territories.

Is the Vienna Convention on international sale of goods too much influenced by civil law and should it contain a rule on the passing of property

Author: Benjamin Mahr
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 9783638299664
Release Date: 2004-08-12
Genre: Business & Economics

Essay from the year 2004 in the subject Business economics - Law, grade: Distinction (84%), The University of Sydney (Faculty of Law), course: International Business Law, language: English, abstract: INTRODUCTION The Vienna Convention on International Sale of Goods [The Vienna Convention] is by far not the first attempt to harmonize international commercial code – there is a history of efforts to harmonization that goes back to the beginning of the 20th century. In 1930 the International Institute for the Unification of Private Law [UNIDROIT] was created in Europe. It developed its first draft sales law in 1935 and resumed its efforts in 1951 producing a draft commercial code which was circulated until the early 1960’s. The first successful intermediate stage was reached, when in 1964 The Hague Conference adopted the Uniform Law for the International Sale of Goods [ULIS] and the Uniform Law for the Formation of Contracts [ULF]. High expectations accompanied the signing of the Hague Convention on Sales, but only a small number of countries ratified the Hague Convention and its application was strictly reduced to these member states. “It was especially disappointing that the Hague Conventions were not ratified by some of the signatory states – such as France and the United States – which had exercised considerable influence on the formulation of their rules.” Despite the partial failure of the Hague Conventions international efforts to harmonization of sales law were still going on. In 1966 the United Nations founded The United Nations Commission on International Trade Law [UNCITRAL] which gave top priority to establishing a uniform international trade law. The efforts of a group comprised of 14 nations lead to the first draft text of the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods [CISG] which was “deliberated at the eleventh session of UNCITRAL in 1978 in New York” and then circulated “among the governments of UN member states for their opinions and comments”. In 1980 CISG was concluded at the Vienna Convention and came into force in 1988. Today almost 60 countries have adopted CISG amongst which are most of the member states of the European Union (not the UK), USA, Canada, Australia and others.

Review of the Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods CISG

Author:
Publisher:
ISBN: 9041122761
Release Date: 2002
Genre: United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods

Nations in all regions of the world today share a common international sales law, The United Nations Convention on Contracts For The International Sale of Goods (CISG). The Convention was prepared by the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) and adopted by a diplomatic conference on 11 April 1980. Since then, The number of countries that have adopted the CISG account for over two-thirds of all world trade. The area of international sales law continues to grow as technology and development take us to a global economy. As such, The study of the CISG has become an integral component of this ever-growing area of international commercial law. The Pace International Law Review edits the Review of the Convention on Contracts For The International Sale of Goods (CISG), a book published by Kluwer Law International. The Review of the CISG is published once yearly and features articles written by prominent legal scholars in the field of international sale of goods from around the world. In addition to scholarly writings analyzing the various articles of the CISG, The book seeks to compile translations of recent decisions as well as commentaries of notable cases relating To The CISG. The Review of the CISG provides both a forum for legal discussion within the international legal community in the area of international sales law and as an authoritative source of reference for international scholars.