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.
This new edition of the leading commentary on the United Nations Uniform Sales Law will assist practitioners and scholars in their understanding of the impact of the CISG on domestic and international laws of commerce. Previous editions have become an important source of guidance on the Convention, being frequently cited by courts worldwide
The UN Convention on the International Sale of Goods
Author: Peter Schlechtriem,Petra Butler
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
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.
Global Arbitration Review's The Guide to Damages in International Arbitrationis a desktop reference work for those who'd like greater confidence when dealing with the numbers. The guide, edited by John A. Trenor of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP, covers all aspects of damages - from the legal principles applicable, to the main valuation techniques and their mechanics, to industry-specific questions, and topics such as tax and currency. For each of the major methodologies employed by damages experts the book describes the basics of the approach, the areas of general agreement, and the points at which consensus can break down. The book acts as a compass for non-accountants and non-economists, enabling them to argue or umpire the damages part of cases more effectively. This guide contains 27 chapters, sectioned into four parts: I. Legal Principles Applicable to the Award of Damages II. Procedural Issues and the Use of Damages Experts III. Approaches and Methods for the Assessment and Quantification of Damages IV. Industry-Specific Damages Issues. Contributors include top names at organisations like White & Case LLP, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and Victoria University. 'The Global Arbitration Review Guide to Damages in International Arbitration covers most issues likely to be faced by arbitrators, counsel and experts. The twenty-six chapters are written by experts in their respective fields. Their advice is down to earth and practical. The Guide fulfills the aim described by John Trenor in his Introduction: "e; to make the subject of damages in international arbitration more understandable and less intimidating for arbitrators and other participants in the field and to help participants present these issues more effectively to tribunals."e;'- Anthony Connerty, Barrister in practice, IDR Group and 4-5 Gray's Inn Square
In October 2011, the European Commission introduced its Proposal for a Regulation on a Common European Sales Law (CESL) which covers inter alia international business sales – a subject already regulated by the Convention of International Sale of Goods (CISG) which was ratified by 78 member states. How does this new Proposal fit the existing uniform sales law? How have other regions of the world managed the coexistence of global and regional sales law unification? What can Europe learn from the U.S. experience concerning the CISG and the Uniform Commercial Code? What can we learn from the African OHADA which made CISG more or less the internal law of 17 African states, what from Australia where CISG and common law exist alongside? All these questions are intensely discussed in this highly recommendable book written by renowned authors like Larry DiMatteo, Harry Flechtner, Franco Ferrari, Robert Koch, Ulrich Magnus and Bruno Zeller.
Peter Schlechtriem,Ingeborg H. Schwenzer,Günter Hager
Author: Peter Schlechtriem,Ingeborg H. Schwenzer,Günter Hager
Publisher: Mohr Siebeck
English summary: Peter Schlechtriem is one of the leading scholars in the fields of uniform law, comparative law and the law of obligations. It is therefore not surprising that a large number of authors contributed to this Festschrift on his 70th birthday. On comparative law in particular, prominent experts from twelve countries, among which are the U.S.A, New Zealand, Japan and parts of Europe, deal with fundamental legal issues which will have to be addressed in the 21st century. German description: Peter Schlechtriem gilt als einer der fuhrenden Wissenschaftler im Bereich des Einheitsrechts, der Rechtsvergleichung und des Obligationenrechts. Entsprechend international ist auch der Kreis der Autoren, die zu dieser Festschrift anlasslich seines 70. Geburtstages beigetragen haben. Die fuhrenden Vertreter insbesondere der Rechtsvergleichung aus zwolf verschiedenen Landern - von Europa uber USA und Neuseeland bis Japan - beschaftigen sich hier mit grundlegenden Rechtsfragen, die sich im 21. Jahrhundert stellen. Neben methodischen Problemen der Rechtsvergleichung und der Rechtsangleichung liegt der Schwerpunkt der Beitrage vor allem im Bereich des Einheitsrechts und des vergleichenden Obligationenrechts. Wirtschafts- und gesellschaftsrechtliche sowie sachenrechtliche Beitrage runden das Bild ab.
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.
Das CISG ist der Eckpfeiler des internationalen Handelsrechts. So gut wie alle wichtigen Handelspartner Deutschlands sind Vertragsstaaten dieser wichtigsten Privatrechtskonvention, die internationale Kaufvertr�ge einheitlich regelt. Die Neuauflage bringt den bew�hrten CISG-Band des Staudinger wieder auf den aktuellsten Stand. Die internationale Rechtsprechung wird umfassend eingearbeitet, das internationale Schrifttum eingehend ber�cksichtigt. F�r jeden, der Rechtsfragen des Im- und Exportgesch�fts zu l�sen hat, ist der Band unverzichtbar.
Exploring the advantages and disadvantages of codifying contract law, this book considers the question from the perspectives of both civil and common law systems, referring in detail to issues of international and consumer law. With contributions from leading international scholars, the chapters present a range of opinions on issues such as the virtues of codification, first codification attempts, regional issues and the pre-requisite of internationalization, encouraging further debate on the topic of codification reforms.
This study describes the law relating to the transactions involved in the international sale of goods. It does not confine itself to the law of the international sale contract, but deals also with the indispensable ancillary transactions relating to payments and transport. It is written from a comparative perspective, combining material from international law, common law, civil law, and the world of commerce. The book combines extensive explanatory text with illustrative excerpts from cases, legislation, and documents widely used in international trade.
Theodor Baums,Ulrich Huber,Johannes Wertenbruch,Marcus Lutter,Karsten Schmidt
Author: Theodor Baums,Ulrich Huber,Johannes Wertenbruch,Marcus Lutter,Karsten Schmidt
Publisher: Mohr Siebeck
English summary: This Festschrift on Ulrich Huber's 70th birthday is in honor of one of the great teachers of civil law, a man who has had a lasting influence on German private and commercial law. This book contains articles by friends, colleagues and pupils on the fundamental principles of law and the history of law, civil law, commercial and corporate law, cartel law, procedural and insolvency law. The work concludes with a list of Ulrich Huber's publications. German description: Mit der Festschrift zum 70. Geburtstag von Ulrich Huber wird einer der grossen Zivilrechtslehrer unserer Zeit gewurdigt, der das deutsche Privat- und Wirtschaftsrecht in beispielgebender Weise gepragt hat. Das Werk enthalt Beitrage von Weggefahrten, Freunden, Kollegen und Schulern uber Grundlagen des Rechts und Rechtsgeschichte, Burgerliches Recht, Handels- und Gesellschaftsrecht, Kartellrecht, Verfahrens- und Insolvenzrecht. Ein Verzeichnis der Veroffentlichungen von Ulrich Huber beschliesst das Buch.
This book brings together the top international sales law scholars from twenty-three countries to review the Convention on Contracts for International Sale of Goods (CISG) and its role in the unification of global sales law. It reviews the substance of CISG rules and analyzes alternative interpretations. A comparative analysis is given of how countries have accepted, interpreted, and applied the CISG. Theoretical insights are offered into the problems of uniform laws, the CISG's role in bridging the gap between the common and civil legal traditions, and the debate over good faith in CISG jurisprudence. The book reviews case law relating to the interpretation and application of the provisions of the CISG; analyzes how it has been recognized and implemented by national courts and arbitral tribunals; offers insights into problems of uniformity of application of an international sales convention; compares the CISG with the English Sale of Goods Act and places it in the context of other texts of UNCITRAL; and analyzes the CISG from the practitioner's perspective.
European Contract Law unification projects have recently advanced from the Draft Common Frame of Reference (2009) to a European Commission proposal for an optional Common European Sales Law (2011) which is to facilitate cross-border marketing. This book investigates for the first time how CESL and DCFR rules would interact with various aspects of domestic law, represented by English and German law. Nineteen chapters, co-authored by British and German scholars, examine such interface issues for eg pre-contractual relationships, notions of contract, formation, interpretation, and remedies, extending to non-discrimination, third parties, transfers or rights, aspects of property law, and collective proceedings. They go beyond a critical analysis of CESL and DCFR rules by demonstrating where and how CESL rules would interact with neighbouring areas of English and German law before English and German courts, how domestic traditions might influence the application, which aspects might motivate sellers and buyers to choose or reject CESL, and which might serve as model for national legislators. The findings are summarized in the final two chapters.
Pushing the boundaries between domestic and unified laws, this book explores the differences between unification and harmonization. Bruno Zeller provides a critical examination of the Convention for the International Sale of Goods (CISG), the advances of international jurisprudence and the role of domestic courts, in order to consider whether unification is merely a myth or a reality. Describing the salient features of unification and harmonization and using the CISG as a vehicle to test unification attempts, this volume touches on controversial points and fosters debates upon efforts to unify laws in discrete areas. It examines the assumption that the creation of a convention introduces a uniform law, which then contributes to the harmonization of international laws. Provocative, this is a must read for postgraduates and researchers studying and working in the fields of comparative and international trade law.
ein Studien- und Erläuterungsbuch zum Übereinkommen der Vereinten Nationen über Verträge über den internationalen Warenkauf (CISG)
Author: Peter Schlechtriem
Publisher: Mohr Siebeck
English summary: In the new edition of this work, the author does a critical analysis of the interpretation and concretization of individual provisions and regulations in context, both of which are being dealt with in Germany and abroad on the basis of judicial decisions and new literature, and also takes a look at suggestions and approaches to the further development of the CISG. Access to the decisions he quotes in relation to the CISG is made easier by additional references to the www.CISG-online.ch database. German description: Es gelingt dem Verfasser auf relativ knappem Raum alle entscheidenden Strukturen und Problemstellungen in einer uberaus verstandlichen Darstellung anzusprechen, die Problemlage zu verdeutlichen und Auslegungsfragen recht intensiv zu klaren. Der Leitfaden ist sowohl fur Studenten als auch fur Praktiker bestens geeignet, sich diesem Bereich intensiv zu nahern und selbstredend auch Einzelfragen zu vertiefen. Ralf Hansen, www.duessellaw.deWer sich in handelsrechtlichen Fragestellungen besser auskennen mochte und seinen Beratungshorizont uber die Landesgrenzen hinaus erweitern mochte, wird in diesem Lehrbuch einen exzellenten Begleiter fur die entsprechenden Lernanstrengungen finden. Der Autor animiert den Leser durch seine verstandlichen Erlauterungen geradezu zur Mehrarbeit. Benjamin Krenberger, www.krenberger.de Rezensionen der 4. Auflage: Deutschen Studenten ist das Buch [...] uneingeschrankt zu empfehlen;kompakter und strukturierter kann der erste Zugriff auf dasUN-Kaufrecht kaum sein.Die ungekurzte Rezension von T. Lutzi finden Sie auf http: //fachschaft.de/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/schlechtriem-in
Übereinkommen der Vereinten Nationen über Verträge über den Internationalen Warenkauf (CISG)
Author: Heinrich Honsell
Anwendungsbereich und allgemeine Bestimmungen, Abschluß des Vertrages, Warenkauf, Pflichten des Käufers, gemeinsame Bestimmungen über die Pflichten des Verkäufers und des Käufers, Geltungsbereich des Übereinkommens, u.a.: die Autoren machen die wichtigsten Argumente verfügbar, die bei der Anwendung des UN-Kaufrechts eine Rolle spielen. Ein ausführliches Sachregister rundet den Kommentar ab. Vertragspartnern und Rechtsberatern liegt damit eine überschaubare Darstellung des UN-Kaufrechts sowie eine autonome und international einheitliche Auslegung des Abkommens vor.
In force in 70 countries around the world and covering more than two thirds of world trade, the 1980 United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG) is considered to be the most successful convention promoting international trade. According to many commentators, this success is due, among others, to the fact that the Convention does not directly impact on the domestic law of the various legal systems, as it applies only to international - as opposed to purely domestic - contracts. The Convention, in other words, does not impose changes in the domestic law, which makes it easier for States to adopt the Convention. This does not mean, however, that the Convention does not have any impact on the domestic law at all. This book analyzes - through 24 country reports as well as a general report submitted to the 1st Intermediate Congress of the International Academy of Comparative Law held in November 2008 in Mexico City - to what extent the Convention de facto influences domestic legal systems. In particular, the book examines the Convention's impact on the practice of law, the style of court decisions as well as the domestic legislation in the area of contract law.