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  (1) This Convention applies to contracts of sale of goods between parties whose places of business are in different States:

(a) when the States are Contracting States; or

(b) when the rules of private international law lead to the application of the law of a Contracting State.

(2) The fact that the parties have their places of business in different States is to be disregarded whenever this fact does not appear either from the contract or from any dealings between, or from information disclosed by, the parties at any time before or at the conclusion of the contract.

(3) Neither the nationality of the parties nor the civil or commercial character of the parties of the contract is to be taken into consideration in determining the application of this Convention.


Issues       
# Cases
 1 Material scope of application
2
  1.1 Contract of sale of goods
20
   1.1.1 Civil or commercial character of the contract not relevant
   1.1.2 Contracts for the sale of software
5
   1.1.3 Contracts similar to contract of sale
1
    1.1.3.1 Distributorship agreements
27
    1.1.3.2 Other cases (barter, counter-trade, works contracts, etc.)
11
  1.2 Parties with places of business in different States
33
   1.2.1 Concept of place of business
3
   1.2.2 Concept of different States
3
    1.2.2.1 Undisclosed foreign principal
 2 Territorial scope of application
3
  2.1 Parties situated in Contracting States
Country # Cases  
Arbitral Award 18  
Argentina 2  
Australia 3  
Austria 26  
Belgium 8  
Canada 6  
China 3  
Denmark 2  
Egypt 1  
Finland 2  
France 32  
Date Court
22.02.1995 Cour d'Appel de Grenoble, Chambre Commerciale
26.02.1995 Cour d'Appel de Grenoble, Chambre Commerciale
29.03.1995 Cour d'Appel de Grenoble, Chambre Commerciale
13.12.1995 Cour d'Appel de Paris
23.01.1996 Cour de Cassation
02.12.1997 Cour de Cassation
18.03.1998 Cour d'Appel de Paris, 1ére chambre, section D
21.10.1999 Cour d'Appel de Grenoble
30.01.2001 Court d'Appel d'Amiens
29.03.2001 Cour d'Appel d'Orléans
12.06.2001 Cour d'Appel de Colmar
02.10.2001 Cour de Cassation
28.11.2002 Court d'Appel de Versailles
18.12.2003 Cour d'Appel de Lyon
26.10.2004 Cour d'Appel de Poitiers
23.11.2004 Tribunal de Grande Instance de Versailles
25.02.2005 Cour d'Appel de Paris
04.10.2005 Cour de Cassation
27.09.2007 Cour d'Appel d'Amiens
27.05.2008 Court d'Appel de Rennes
03.11.2009 Cour de Cassation
12.03.2010 Tribunal de Commerce - Versailles
08.11.2011 Cour de Cassation
07.02.2012 Cour de Cassation
27.11.2012 Cour de Cassation
12.09.2013 Cour d'appel Bordeaux
03.10.2013 Cour d'appel de Rouen
06.11.2013 Cour d'appel de Colmar
06.02.2014 Cour d'appel de Douai
27.05.2014 Cour de Cassation
27.11.2014 Cour d'appel d'Aix-en-Provence
07.01.2016 Cour d'appel de Bourges
Germany 46  
Hungary 2  
Italy 10  
Mexico 3  
Netherlands 14  
Russian Federation 6  
Spain 15  
Switzerland 23  
USA 37  
New Zealand 1  
Republic of Korea 7  
Estonia 1  
Belarus 5  
Poland 6  
Slovakia 4  
Greece 1  
Slovenia 1  
Czech Republic 1  
Albania 1  
Croatia 4  
Slovenia 1  
292
  2.2 Application of law of Contracting State based on rules of private international law
106
   2.2.1 Application of Convention based on choice of parties
15
   2.2.2 Choice of the law of Contracting State as governing law of contract
65
 3 Convention as 'lex mercatoria'
12
Total: 537


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