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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
1
   2.1.1 Principles applicable if expressly chosen by the parties
1
    2.1.1.1 In disputes before State court
4
    2.1.1.2 In disputes before arbitral tribunal
25
   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
14
    2.1.5.4 Principles as an expression of international law
14
   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
8
   2.3.1 Principles to confirm that solution provided by applicable domestic law is in conformity with international standards
91
   2.3.2 Principles as means for interpreting and supplementing applicable domestic law
Country # Cases  
Arbitral Award 37  
Argentina 6  
Australia 13  
Canada 1  
China 4  
France 1  
Germany 1  
Italy 8  
Netherlands 4  
Russian Federation 35  
Date Court
30.11.2007 Arbitrazh Court of Primorsky territory
14.03.2008 Supreme Commercial Court of Russian Federation
08.07.2008 Arbitrazh Court of Khanty-Mansi Autonomous District – Yugra
21.05.2009 Arbitrazh Court of the Krasnoyarsk region
05.06.2009 Thirteenth circuit arbitrazh court of appeal
24.08.2009 Second circuit Arbitrazh Court of Appeal
15.09.2009 Second circuit Arbitrazh Court of Appeal
16.09.2009 Second circuit Arbitrazh Court of Appeal
22.12.2009 Second circuit Arbitrazh Court of Appeal
29.01.2010 Second circuit Arbitrazh Court of Appeal
22.11.2010 Fourth circuit Arbitrazh Court of Appeal
10.12.2010 Federal Arbitrazh Court of the Volgo-Vyatsky District
06.09.2011 Arbitrazh Court of the Saha Republic (Yakutia)
28.12.2011 Supreme Commercial Court of Russian Federationof
03.05.2012 Supreme Commercial Court of Russian Federation
05.06.2012 Sixth circuit Arbitrazh Court of Appeal
31.08.2012 Second circuit Arbtrazh Court of Appeal
25.12.2012 Arbitrazh Court of Khabarovsk area
08.04.2013 Fourth circuit Arbitrazh Court of Appeal
12.07.2013 Fourth circuit Arbitrazh Court of Appeal
29.07.2013 Arbitrazh court of Kostroma region
12.09.2013 Arbitrazh Court of Trans-Baikal Territory
20.11.2013 Fourth circuit Arbitrazh Court of Appeal
02.12.2013 Arbitrazh Court of Sakhalin Region
12.12.2013 Arbitrazh Court of Novosibirsk region
23.12.2013 Fourth circuit Arbitrazh Court of Appeal
27.12.2013 Arbitrazh Court of Trans-Baikal Territory
21.01.2014 Fifteenth circuit Arbitrazh Court of Appeal
31.01.2014 Fourth circuit Arbitrazh Court of Appeal
05.02.2014 Fifteenth circuit Arbitrazh Court of Appeal
14.02.2014 Fourth circuit Arbitrazh Court of Appeal
11.03.2014 Fourth circuit Arbitrazh Court of Appeal
08.04.2014 Russian Supreme Commercial Court
23.05.2014 Arbitrazh court of Kostroma region
26.05.2014 Arbitrazh Court of Sakhalin region
Spain 19  
Switzerland 1  
USA 1  
New Zealand 4  
Colombia 3  
International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) 1  
Ukraine 16  
Poland 1  
United Kingdom 7  
Lithuania 4  
Sweden 1  
Portugal 2  
Brazil 2  
Paraguay 13  
Costa Rica 1  
Norway 2  
El Salvador 1  
Uruguay 1  
190
  2.4 As means for interpreting and supplementing international uniform law instruments
   2.4.1 Principles and CISG
47
   2.4.2 Principles and other international instruments
11
  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: 458


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