Author: Peter Schlechtriem
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 2008-10-17
This book describes and analyses the rules and provisions of the United Nation Convention on the International Sale of Goods of 1980 - CISG-. The authors explain the details of the CISG’s text, report the essence of the scholarly discussions of its issues, and, in particular, present numerous cases decided by courts and arbitration tribunals both as illustrations of problems arising under the CISG and as case law interpreting the Convention. The book is mainly intended to be used in teaching, but it can also help practitioners to understand the structure and basic solutions of sales law issues encoded in the CISG.
Author: John Honnold
Publisher: Kluwer Law International
Release Date: 2009
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.
Author: Clayton P. Gillette
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release Date: 2016-04-29
Updated and expanded for the second edition, this volume provides attorneys, academics and students with a detailed yet accessible overview of the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG). Adopted by more than eighty nations and governing a significant portion of international sales, the CISG regulates contract formation, performance, risk of loss, conformity to contractual requirements and remedies for breach. This volume explains the CISG doctrines and their ambiguities, and appraises the extent to which the doctrines reduce transaction costs for commercial actors. Its topic-based approach will be ideal for those pursuing academic analysis or subject-specific research.
Author: Peter Schlechtriem
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Release Date: 2005
The Convention on the International Sale of Goods is one of the most successful attempts to unify parts of the law of international commerce. The Convention is now in force in more than 60 states, and there are thousands of decisions by courts and arbitral tribunals that apply the rules of theConvention, numerous books and innumerable contributions by scholars and practitioners on the Convention and its various topics and problems. Moreover, the CISG has had a great influence on modern domestic laws, such as the Scandinavian Sales Law, the Netherlands Wetboek, the Commercial Code ofCzechia, the new German Law of Obligations and the new codifications in former Socialist states as well as on projects to unify the law, for example the UNIDROIT Principles for International Commercial Contracts and the European Principles of Contract Law. This is the second edition of the Commentary on the UN Convention on the International Sale of Goods (CISG), first published in 1998. It is based on a broad comparative analysis of decisions and scholarly contributions from all states which has enacted the Convention. The contributors to this book,all being experts in their respective fields, based their analysis on the conviction that in order to do justice to the directive of Art. 7(1) CISG that "in the interpretation of this Convention regard is to be had to its international character and to the need to promote uniformity in itsapplication", understanding and interpretation of the Convention in the light of one domestic legal system alone would be inadequate, and that, therefore, it were required to closely follow, report and compare judicial and scholarly views from all jurisdictions accessible to the contributors. Thefirst edition of this Commentary has become an important source for the reading and explanation of the Convention, and it is frequently cited by legal writers, courts and tribunals from all over the world.
Author: Michael Maggi
Publisher: Kluwer Law International
Release Date: 2004
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 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.
Author: Eldon H. Reiley
Release Date: 2008-01-01
This book discusses the issues involved in applying and interpreting the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG). It offers a thoughtful discussion of the historical background of the Convention and its predecessor treaties and of the treaty process itself. The author places the CISG at the vanguard of a current evolution of private international law and ¿transnational law.¿ The relationship between the CISG and the UNIDROIT Contract Principles is considered. The author draws on the best of current international commentary to provide a rich background of contrasting views. Practical discussions of international research, jurisdiction of U.S. federal courts over CISG cases, use of international authority by U.S. courts, dispute resolution and suggested contract clauses are included. The content is structured for use in a 2-credit law school course or by attorneys seeking a basic understanding of international sales. An appendix includes the full text of the CISG, the UNIDROIT Contract Principles and a number of related treaties including the 1958 Arbitration Convention and the 2005 Choice of Court Convention.
Author: Michael R. Will
Release Date: 2000-01-01
Genre: Business & Economics
The United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG) came into force in 1980 and has been ratified and adopted by over 50 of the world's major trading nations. This landmark Convention has set the tone for the harmonization of international law and by its widespread acceptance spurred progress in the harmonization of laws in other areas. Scholars and practitioners from around the world have written extensively on the development and impact of the CISG while courts and arbitral tribunals have issued opinions and judgements based on articles of the Convention. Because of this growing body of information, a need arose for a reference work that would provide easy access to this subject. For the past 20 years Professor Michael Will has been recognized as compiling the most definitive bibliography of books and articles on the CISG as well as a comprehensive digest of all cases related to the CISG. Now that the Convention for the International Sale of Goods is reaching its twentieth anniversary and the number of writings on the CISG exceeds 2,000 items and case law and arbitral decisions number over 200, the time is opportune to publish Professor Will's important reference work for wider dissemination.
Author: Franco Ferrari
Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
Release Date: 2011-12-23
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.
Author: Pace International Law Review
Publisher: sellier. european law publ.
Release Date: 2007
The Review of the of the Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG) is published annually and features articles written by prominent legal scholars in the field of international sale of goods from around the world. In addition to the writings analyzing the various articles of the CISG, the book compiles translations of recent decisions as well as commentaries of notable cases relating to the CISG. The book provides a forum for legal discussion within the international legal community in the area of international sales law and is an authoritative source of reference for international scholars. This 2005-2006 volume includes the following articles: -- How the Fact of Accepting Good Faith as a General Principle of the CISG Will Bring More Uniformity -- Defective Performance in Contracts for International Sale of Goods: A Comparative Analysis Between the Brazilian Law and the 1980 United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sales of Goods -- Canadian Jurisprudence and the Uniform Application of the UN Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods -- Good Faith in the CISG: The Interpretation Problems of Article 7
Author: Bruno Zeller
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release Date: 2009
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.
The 1980 UN Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG) unifies the law governing the rights and obligations arising from a contract for the international sale of goods for the seller and the buyer. The CISG entered into force on 1 January 1988. The current number of 62 contracting States, representing two thirds of the world trade, shows the relevance of this Convention. Moreover, the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has published a model for an international sales contract that presupposes the application of the Convention. Since no supranational court exists to safeguard a uniform interpretation of its provisions, the case law from different states on the basis of the CISG needs to be compared. One of the main obligations for the seller under the Convention is to deliver goods which are in conformity with the contract (art. 35 CISG). With respect to this particular obligation, a number of questions have arisen. For example, do the goods delivered need to comply with any public law requirements in the country where the goods will be used? When and how does a buyer have to give notice to the seller of any lack of conformity? Is any fault on the part of the seller required for a buyer to be able to rely on this provision? Who bears the burden of proof? Can a buyer rely on any concurrent claims based on national law, alongside his claim based on lack of conformity? This book contains an analysis of the case law that has been established on the basis of the CISG concerning the aforementioned questions. Special attention has been paid to court decisions in Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, the Netherlands and Switzerland, as well as to arbitral awards by the ICC Court of Arbitration. In this respect, the role of the UNIDROIT Principles of International Commercial Contracts in the interpretation of the CISG has also been analysed. The book provides a unique combination, because it contains both an analysis of the issue of (non-)conformity as such and an overview of the recent case law on this topic, as well as recommendations for international commercial practice. Therefore, this book will be of interest to both academics and legal practitioners.
Author: Joseph M. Lookofsky
Publisher: Kluwer Law International
Release Date: 2004
More than 60 countries, including the United States of America, have ratified the Convention on Contracts for the international Sale of Goods (CISG). Since CISG Contracting Sales account for more than two-thirds of all world trade, the Convention clearly represents a key aspect of American Commercial law. By drawing comparisons with domestic (UCC) sales law, the author explains the CISG in terms familiar to American Jurists, just as special emphasis is placed on CISG decisions rendered by U.S. courts ad the Article 95 reservation made by the United States. But since the CISG treaty demands an international interpretation, this expanded and fully updated Second Edition continues to draw upon the full range of CISG sources, including the increasingly numerous decisions and awards rendered by courts and arbitrators worldwide. Concrete examples and illustration are provided throughout. Five appendices offer a wealth of reference material, including the complete text of the Convention and an extensive table of cases and arbitral awards.