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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
Country # Cases  
Arbitral Award 17  
Date Court
00.11.1996 ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris 8502
05.06.1997 International Arbitration Court of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation
00.07.1997 ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris 8873
10.12.1997 Ad hoc Arbitration, Buenos Aires
00.03.1998 ICC International Court of Arbitration, Rome 9029
00.03.1998 ICC International Court of Arbitration, Z├╝rich 9117
00.02.1999 ICC International Court of Arbitration 9479
27.07.1999 International Arbitration Court of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation
00.00.2000 ICC International Court of Arbitration 10021
00.10.2000 ICC International Court of Arbitration 10022 (Partial)
06.11.2002 International Arbitration Court of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation
00.00.2003 ICC International Court of Arbitration 11256
00.00.2003 ICC International Court of Arbitration 11265
00.00.2004 ICC International Court of Arbitration 12446
12.11.2004 International Arbitration Court at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation
00.00.2007 China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission
23.01.2008 Foreign Trade Court of Arbitration attached to the Serbian Chamber of Commerce
France 1  
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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