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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
Country # Cases  
Arbitral Award 41  
Date Court
00.00.0000 ICC International Court of Arbitration, New York 16314
25.11.1994 Zürich Chamber of Commerce
00.07.1995 ICC International Court of Arbitration - Brussels 8240
00.00.1996 ICC International Court of Arbitration, Brussels 8548
00.09.1996 ICC International Court of Arbitration, Zürich 8486
17.12.1996 Arbitral Court of the Economic Chamber and the Agrarian Chamber of the Czech Republic
02.09.1997 International Arbitration Court of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation
00.00.1998 ICC International Court of Arbitration, Brussels 9459 (Partial)
00.09.1998 ICC International Court of Arbitration, Milano 8908
00.10.1998 ICC International Court of Arbitration, Geneva 9333
00.12.1998 ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris 9593
04.12.1998 Ad hoc Arbitration, Rome
30.12.1998 Ad hoc Arbitration (Uruguay)
00.03.1999 ICC International Court of Arbitration 9594
00.05.1999 ICC International Court of Arbitration 9753
00.09.1999 ICC International Court of Arbitration 7819
00.08.2000 ICC International Court of Arbitration 9651
00.10.2000 ICC International Court of Arbitration 10335
00.12.2000 ICC International Court of Arbitration, Barranquilla (Colombia) 10346
00.02.2001 ICC International Court of Arbitration, Geneva 10351 (Partial)
00.06.2001 ICC International Court of Arbitration 11227
00.06.2001 ICC International Court of Arbitration 9950
00.07.2001 ICC International Court of Arbitration 11051
00.00.2002 ICC International Court of Arbitration 10930
00.01.2002 ICC International Court of Arbitration, Montevideo 11317 (Partial)
00.03.2002 ICC International Court of Arbitration 11375 (Partial)
28.11.2002 Camera Arbitrale Nazionale e Internazionale di Milano
01.06.2003 Arbitration Centre of the Costa Rican Chamber of Commerce
00.00.2004 ICC International Court of Arbitration 12591
00.06.2004 ICC International Court of Arbitration 12193
00.00.2005 ICC International Court of Arbitration 12745
21.12.2005 Ad hoc Arbitration (Brazil)
11.05.2006 Internationales Schiedsgericht der Wirtschaftskammer Österreich
09.10.2006 ICC International Court of Arbitration
19.03.2007 Internationales Schiedsgericht der Wirtschaftskammer Österreich
00.03.2008 Corte arbitrale nazionale ed internazionale di Milano
22.12.2008 International Arbitration Court of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation
09.02.2009 Câmara FGV de Conciliação e Arbitragem (São Paulo, Brazil)
06.07.2009 International Arbitration Court of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation
00.06.2010 ICC International Court of Arbitration, 15956 (Partial)
22.03.2013 Ad hoc arbitration
Argentina 2  
Australia 1  
Canada 2  
China 9  
Netherlands 1  
Russian Federation 3  
Spain 6  
Colombia 1  
International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) 1  
Ukraine 1  
United Kingdom 2  
Lithuania 10  
India 2  
Sweden 3  
Paraguay 1  
Costa Rica 1  
Uruguay 1  
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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