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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  
Germany 46  
Date Court
03.07.1992 Landgericht Heidelberg
16.09.1992 Landgericht Berlin
30.09.1992 Landgericht Berlin
14.10.1992 Amtsgericht Zweibrücken
28.04.1993 Landgericht Krefeld
14.05.1993 Landgericht Aachen
18.01.1994 Oberlandesgericht Frankfurt am Main
04.03.1994 Oberlandesgericht Frankfurt am Main
14.06.1994 Amtsgericht Nordhorn
25.10.1994 Landgericht Darmstadt
09.11.1994 Landgericht Oldenburg
08.02.1995 Oberlandesgericht München
08.02.1995 Oberlandesgericht München
08.02.1995 Oberlandesgericht Hamm
15.02.1995 Bundesgerichtshof
15.02.1995 Landgericht Oldenburg
08.03.1995 Bundesgerichtshof
08.03.1995 Oberlandesgericht München
05.04.1995 Landgericht Landshut
21.08.1995 Landgericht Ellwangen
06.10.1995 Amtsgericht Kehl
11.10.1995 Landgericht Düsseldorf
12.10.1995 Landgericht Trier
11.07.1996 Oberlandesgericht Düsseldorf
04.07.1997 Oberlandesgericht Hamburg
15.09.1997 Landgericht Heilbronn
24.03.1998 Landgericht Berlin
26.05.1998 Thüringener Oberlandesgericht
24.03.1999 Landgericht Flensburg
27.12.1999 Oberlandesgericht Dresden
13.04.2000 Amtsgericht Duisburg
09.01.2002 Bundesgerichtshof
29.01.2004 Oberlandesgericht Frankfurt am Main
30.06.2004 Bundesgerichtshof
15.09.2004 Oberlandsgericht München
20.12.2004 Oberlandesgericht Stuttgart
02.03.2005 Bundesgerichtshof
03.08.2005 Landgericht Neubrandeburg
11.01.2006 Bundesgerichtshof
24.05.2006 Oberlandesgericht Köln
27.11.2007 Bundesgerichtshof
05.03.2008 Oberlandesgericht München
31.03.2008 Oberlandesgericht Stuttgart
26.09.2012 Bundesgerichtshof
13.02.2013 Oberlandesgericht Naumburg
25.03.2015 Bundesgerichshof
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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