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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
Country # Cases  
Arbitral Award 37  
Date Court
00.00.0000 ICC International Court of Arbitration 11869
00.00.0000 ICC International Court of Arbitration 12112
00.00.0000 ICC International Court of Arbitration 12745
00.00.0000 Ad hoc Arbitration (Place unknown)
00.00.1990 Schiedsgericht Berlin
00.00.1995 Ad hoc Arbitration, Auckland
25.04.1996 ICC International Court of Arbitration
00.06.1996 ICC International Court of Arbitration, Rome 5835
04.09.1996 ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris 8540
17.11.1996 Arbitration Court of the Hungarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
28.01.1998 Ad hoc Arbitration, Helsinki
00.04.1998 ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris 8223
00.08.1999 ICC International Court of Arbitration 9759 (Partial)
00.00.2000 ICC International Court of Arbitration 10021
00.10.2001 ICC International Court of Arbitration 9078
00.12.2001 ICC International Court of Arbitration 9994
00.12.2001 ICC International Court of Arbitration 11295
29.07.2002 Arbitration Centre of the Costa Rican Chamber of Commerce
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 12174
00.00.2003 ICC International Court of Arbitration 11256
00.00.2004 ICC International Court of Arbitration 13152
04.03.2004 Ad hoc Arbitration (Place unknown)
07.10.2004 ICC International Court of Arbitration, Mexico City 12949 (Partial)
00.00.2007 China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission
25.01.2007 World Intellectual Property Organization Arbitration and Mediation Center (Geneva)
27.03.2007 International Arbitration Court of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation
09.04.2008 International Arbitration Court of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation
02.06.2009 International Arbitration Court of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation
17.12.2009 Deutsches Sportschiedsgericht
30.03.2010 Ad hoc Arbitration, The Hague (Partial)
04.10.2010 International Arbitration Court of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation
05.07.2011 International Arbitration Court of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation
16.03.2012 International Arbitration Court of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation
30.03.2012 Ad hoc arbitration
00.05.2012 ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris 15949
23.08.2012 International Arbitration Court of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation
Argentina 6  
Australia 13  
Canada 1  
China 4  
France 1  
Germany 1  
Italy 8  
Netherlands 4  
Russian Federation 25  
Spain 19  
Switzerland 1  
USA 1  
New Zealand 4  
Colombia 3  
International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) 1  
Ukraine 15  
Poland 1  
United Kingdom 6  
Lithuania 4  
Sweden 1  
Portugal 2  
Brazil 2  
Paraguay 9  
Costa Rica 1  
Norway 2  
El Salvador 1  
Uruguay 1  
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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