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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"
Country # Cases  
Arbitral Award 21  
Date Court
00.00.1995 London Court of Arbitration
05.06.1996 ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris 7375
27.09.1996 ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris 8261
00.09.1998 ICC International Court of Arbitration, Lugano 9419
00.01.1999 ICC International Court of Arbitration 9875 (Partial)
16.04.1999 International Arbitration Court of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation
00.03.2000 ICC International Court of Arbitration 9875
00.00.2001 Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (Partial)
00.00.2001 ICC International Court of Arbitration 10422
25.01.2001 International Arbitration Court of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation
00.00.2002 ICC International Court of Arbitration 11638
00.03.2002 ICC International Court of Arbitration 10385
00.00.2003 ICC International Court of Arbitration 11926
00.00.2003 ICC International Court of Arbitration 11265
00.00.2003 ICC International Court of Arbitration 12097
00.00.2004 ICC International Court of Arbitration 12701
00.00.2004 ICC International Court of Arbitration 13012 (Partial)
29.03.2005 Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce
00.00.2006 ICC International Court of Arbitration 13009
15.09.2008 ICC International Court of Arbitration 15089
30.10.2009 International Arbitration Court of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation
Netherlands 1  
International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) 2  
Iranian-U.S. Arbitral Tribunal 1  
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
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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