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Preamble
(Purpose of the Principles)

These Principles set forth general rules for international commercial contracts.
They shall be applied when the parties have agreed that their contract be governed by them.
They may be applied when the parties have agreed that their contract be governed by general principles of law, the lex mercatoria or the like.
They may be applied when the parties have not chosen any law to govern their contract.
They may be used to interpret or supplement international uniform law instruments.
They may be used to interpret or supplement domestic law.
They may serve as a model for national and international legislators.


Issues       
# Cases
 1 Material scope of application of Principles
  1.1 International commercial contracts
1
   1.1.1 Contracts v. unilateral acts
   1.1.2 International v. domestic contracts
3
   1.1.3 Commercial v. consumer transactions
 2 Applicability of Principles
  2.1 As rules of law governing the contract
   2.1.1 Principles applicable if expressly chosen by the parties
    2.1.1.1 In disputes before State court
4
    2.1.1.2 In disputes before arbitral tribunal
21
   2.1.2 Principles as expression of the "lex mercatoria" referred to in the contract
8
   2.1.3 Principles as expression of "general principles of law" referred to in the contract
23
   2.1.4 Principles as an expression of lex sportiva
1
   2.1.5 Principles applied in the absence of any choice-of-law clause
7
    2.1.5.1 Principles as "the rules of law [arbitrators]determine to be appropriate"
25
    2.1.5.2 Principles as "relevant trade usages" to be taken into account in all cases by arbitrators
18
    2.1.5.3 Principles as international trade custom
13
    2.1.5.4 Principles as an expression of international law
15
   2.1.6 Principles and arbitration ex aequo et bono
4
  2.2 As terms incorporated into the contract
4
  2.3 As means for interpreting and supplementing domestic law
   2.3.1 Principles to confirm that solution provided by applicable domestic law is in conformity with international standards
88
   2.3.2 Principles as means for interpreting and supplementing applicable domestic law
174
  2.4 As means for interpreting and supplementing international uniform law instruments
   2.4.1 Principles and CISG
Country # Cases  
Arbitral Award 31  
Date Court
00.00.0000 ICC International Court of Arbitration
15.06.1994 Internationales Schiedsgericht der Bundeskammer der gewerblichen Wirtschaft - Wien
15.06.1994 Internationales Schiedsgericht der Bundeskammer der gewerblichen Wirtschaft - Wien
00.00.1995 ICC International Court of Arbitration - Basle 8128
00.12.1996 ICC International Court of Arbitration, Zürich 8769
05.06.1997 International Arbitration Court of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation
00.12.1997 ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris 8817
00.03.1998 ICC International Court of Arbitration, Zürich 9117
30.05.2000 International Court of Arbitration of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Republic of Belarus
31.05.2000 International Court of Arbitration of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Republic of Belarus
22.12.2000 Belorussian Chamber of Commerce and Industry International Court of Arbitration
28.09.2001 Camera arbitrale nazionale ed internazionale di Milano
00.00.2002 ICC International Court of Arbitration 11638
00.00.2003 ICC International Court of Arbitration 12097
00.00.2003 ICC International Court of Arbitration 11849
04.04.2003 International Arbitration Court of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation
06.06.2003 International Arbitration Court of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation
00.00.2004 ICC International Court of Arbitration 12365
00.00.2004 ICC International Court of Arbitration 12460
19.05.2004 International Arbitration Court at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation
00.09.2004 China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (Partial)
10.02.2005 Netherlands Arbitration Institute (Partial)
02.09.2005 China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission
30.01.2007 International Arbitration Court of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation
01.02.2007 International Arbitration Court of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation
23.01.2008 Foreign Trade Court of Arbitration attached to the Serbian Chamber of Commerce
08.02.2008 International Arbitration Court of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation
13.05.2008 International Arbitration Court of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation
19.12.2008 International Arbitration Court of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation
03.02.2012 International Arbitration Court of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation
16.07.2013 International Arbitration Court of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation
Argentina 1  
Belgium 1  
China 1  
France 3  
Netherlands 2  
Spain 1  
Belarus 3  
Brazil 2  
45
   2.4.2 Principles and other international instruments
9
  2.5 As guide for drafting contracts
1
   2.5.1 Principles as model contract clauses
1
   2.5.2 Principles as a check-list
   2.5.3 Principles as lingua franca
  2.6 As means for interpreting international contracts
1
  2.7 As a model for national and international legislation
 3 Principles and similar instruments (e.g.Principles of European Contract Law)
41
 4 Relevant edition of Principles
4
Total: 428


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