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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  
Argentina 6  
Australia 13  
Canada 1  
China 4  
France 1  
Germany 1  
Italy 8  
Netherlands 4  
Russian Federation 25  
Date Court
30.11.2007 Commercial Court of Primorsky Territory
08.07.2008 Commercial Court of Khanty-Mansi Autonomous District – Yugra
05.06.2009 13th Arbitrazh Appellate Court
25.12.2009 13th Arbitrazh Appellate Court
29.01.2010 Second Arbitrazh Court of Appeals
22.11.2010 4th Arbitrazh Appellate Court
05.06.2012 Sixth Arbitrazh Court of Appeals
31.08.2012 Second Arbtrazh Court of Appeals
05.12.2012 Seventeenth Arbitrazh Court of Appeals
25.12.2012 Arbitrazh Court of Khabarovsk area
08.04.2013 Fourth Arbitrazh Court of Appeals
12.07.2013 Fourth Arbitrazh Court of Appeals
29.07.2013 Commercial Court of Kostromskaya oblast
12.09.2013 Commercial Court of Trans-Baikal Territory
20.11.2013 Fourth Appelate Commercial Court
12.12.2013 Arbitrazh Court of Novosibiskaya oblast
23.12.2013 Fourth Appellate Commercial Court
27.12.2013 Commercial Court of Trans-Baikal Territory
21.01.2014 Fifteenth Appellate Commercial Court
31.01.2014 Fourth Appelate Commercial Court
05.02.2014 Fifteenth Appelate Commercial Court
14.02.2014 Fourth Appelate Commercial Court
14.02.2014 Fourth Arbitrazh Court of Appeals
11.03.2014 Fourth Arbitrazh Court of Appeals
23.05.2014 Arbitration Court of Kostromskaya oblast
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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