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  (1) The buyer may declare the contract avoided:

(a) if the failure by the seller to perform any of his obligations under the contract or this Convention amounts to a fundamental breach of contract; or

(b) in case of non-delivery, if the seller does not deliver the goods within the additional period of time fixed by the buyer in accordance with paragraph (1) of article 47 or declares that he will not deliver within the period so fixed.

(2) However, in cases where the seller has delivered the goods, the buyer loses the right to declare the contract avoided unless he does so:

(a) in respect of late delivery, within a reasonable time after he has become aware that delivery has been made;

(b) in respect of any breach other than late delivery, within a reasonable time:

(i) after he knew or ought to have known of the breach;

(ii) after the expiration of any additional period of time fixed by the buyer in accordance with paragraph (1) of article 47, or after the seller has declared that he will not perform his obligations within such an additional period; or

(iii) after the expiration of any additional period of time indicated by the seller in accordance with paragraph (2) of article 48, or after the buyer has declared that he will not accept performance.


Issues       
# Cases
 1 Buyer's right to avoid (terminate) contract
20
  1.1 Seller's fundamental breach
Country # Cases  
Arbitral Award 4  
Austria 3  
Belgium 3  
Canada 1  
Denmark 2  
Finland 1  
France 3  
Germany 21  
Date Court
13.08.1991 Landgericht Stuttgart
16.09.1991 Landgericht Frankfurt am Main
17.09.1991 Oberlandesgericht Frankfurt am Main
03.07.1992 Landgericht Heidelberg
09.12.1992 Landgericht Frankfurt am Main
12.03.1993 Oberlandesgericht Düsseldorf
18.01.1994 Oberlandesgericht Frankfurt am Main
10.02.1994 Oberlandesgericht Düsseldorf
20.04.1994 Oberlandesgericht Frankfurt am Main
01.02.1995 Oberlandesgericht Oldenburg
08.03.1995 Bundesgerichtshof
05.04.1995 Landgericht Landshut
03.04.1996 Bundesgerichtshof
31.01.1997 Oberlandesgericht Koblenz
28.02.1997 Oberlandesgericht Hamburg
15.09.1997 Landgericht Heilbronn
20.02.2002 Landgericht München
14.10.2002 Oberlandesgericht Köln
19.12.2002 OLG Karlsruhe
21.11.2007 Oberlandesgericht Koblenz
27.11.2007 Bundesgerichtshof
Italy 5  
Netherlands 1  
Spain 4  
Switzerland 4  
USA 2  
Belarus 1  
Brazil 1  
Slovenia 1  
57
  1.2 Buyer's failure to fix an additional period of time according to Art. 47(1)
8
  1.3 Seller's failure to deliver within additional time fixed according to Article 47(1)
7
  1.4 Seller's declaration of intention not to deliver within additional time fixed according to Art. 47(1)
3
 2 Time of avoidance (termination)
10
  2.1 In case of late delivery
5
  2.2 In case of other breach
23
Total: 103


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