Selected Cases by Article & Issues

Article 1571 Cases (1) This Convention applies to contracts of sale of goods between parties whose places of business are in different States:

(a) when the States are Contracting States; or

(b) when the rules of private international law lead to the application of the law of a Contracting State.

(2) The fact that the parties have their places of business in different States is to be disregarded whenever this fact does not appear either from the contract or from any dealings between, or from information disclosed by, the parties at any time before or at the conclusion of the contract.

(3) Neither the nationality of the parties nor the civil or commercial character of the parties of the contract is to be taken into consideration in determining the application of this Convention.
Number Issue # Cases
1 Material scope of application 2
1.1 Contract of sale of goods 20
1.1.1 Civil or commercial character of the contract not relevant 0
1.1.2 Contracts for the sale of software 5
1.1.3 Contracts similar to contract of sale 1
1.1.3.1 Distributorship agreements 27
1.1.3.2 Other cases (barter, counter-trade, works contracts, etc.) 11
1.2 Parties with places of business in different States 40
1.2.1 Concept of place of business 3
1.2.2 Concept of different States 3
1.2.2.1 Undisclosed foreign principal 0
2 Territorial scope of application 11
2.1 Parties situated in Contracting States 311
2.2 Application of law of Contracting State based on rules of private international law 106
Country Date Court
Arbitral Award 00-00-1992 ICC Court of Arbitration - Paris
Arbitral Award 00-00-1993 ICC Court of Arbitration - Paris
Arbitral Award 05-10-1995 Belarusian Chamber of Commerce and Industry International Court of Arbitration
Arbitral Award 00-09-1996 ICC Court of Arbitration
Arbitral Award 23-01-1997 ICC Court of Arbitration - Paris
Arbitral Award 00-09-1997 ICC Court of Arbitration
Arbitral Award 00-03-1999 ICC Court of Arbitration
Arbitral Award 00-08-1999 ICC Court of Arbitration
Arbitral Award 06-06-2000 Tribunal of International Commercial Arbitration at the Russian Federation Chamber of Commerce
Arbitral Award 00-00-2002 ICC Court of Arbitration - Paris
Arbitral Award 06-06-2003 International Arbitration Court of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation
Arbitral Award 21-10-2005 CIETAC China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission
Arbitral Award 15-07-2008 Foreign Trade Court of Arbitration attached to the Serbian Chamber of Commerce
Cases: 13
Argentina 24-04-2000 Camara Nacional de Apelaciones en lo Comercial de Buenos Aires - Sala E
Argentina 21-07-2002 Camara Nacional de Apelaciones en lo Comercial de Buenos Aires
Argentina 07-10-2010 Cámara Nacional de Apelaciones en lo Comercial de Buenos Aires
Cases: 3
Austria 20-02-1992 Bundesgericht für Handelssachen Wien
Austria 06-02-1996 Oberster Gerichtshof
Austria 12-11-1998 Oberster Gerichtshof
Cases: 3
Belarus 06-03-2003 Economic Court of the Gomel Region
Cases: 1
Belgium 23-02-1994 Rechtbank van Koophandel, Hasselt
Belgium 16-03-1994 Rechtbank van Koophandel, Hasselt
Belgium 05-10-1994 Tribunal de Commerce de Bruxelles, 7ème ch.
Belgium 24-01-1995 Rechtbank van Koophandel, Hasselt
Belgium 01-03-1995 Rechtbank van Koophandel, Hasselt
Belgium 08-11-1995 Rechtbank van Koophandel, Hasselt
Belgium 09-10-1996 Rechtbank van Koophandel, Hasselt
Belgium 21-01-1997 Rechtbank van Koophandel, Hasselt
Belgium 29-01-2001 Rechtbank van Koophandel, Ieper
Belgium 08-03-2001 Cour d'Appel, Mons
Belgium 23-05-2001 Hof van Beroep, Gent
Belgium 02-12-2002 Hof van Beroep, Gent
Belgium 10-05-2004 Hof van Hoger Beroep, Gent
Belgium 04-06-2004 Rechtbank van Koophandel, Kortrijk
Belgium 08-10-2004 Hof van Beroep, Gent
Cases: 15
Canada 21-08-2003 British Columbia Supreme Court
Cases: 1
Croatia 24-02-2009 High Commercial Court
Cases: 1
France 22-04-1992 Cour d'Appel de Paris, 15ème chambre, section A
France 16-06-1993 Cour d'Appel de Grenoble, Chambre des Urgences
France 04-01-1995 Cour de Cassation
France 26-04-1995 Cour d'Appel de Grenoble, Chambre Commerciale
France 15-10-1997 Cour d'Appel de Paris, 1ére chambre, section D
France 21-05-1999 Cour d’Appel de Paris, 5éme Chambre, Section C
France 24-10-2000 Cour d'Appel de Colmar
France 26-06-2001 Cour de Cassation
France 26-06-2001 Cour de Cassation
France 27-06-2002 Cour d'appel de Versailles
France 04-06-2004 Cour d'Appel de Paris
Cases: 11
Germany 03-07-1989 Landgericht München I
Germany 31-08-1989 Landgericht Stuttgart
Germany 23-02-1990 Oberlandesgericht Koblenz
Germany 03-04-1990 Landgericht Aachen
Germany 24-04-1990 Amtsgericht Oldenburg in Holstein
Germany 26-09-1990 Landgericht Hamburg
Germany 31-01-1991 Amtsgericht Frankfurt am Main
Germany 13-06-1991 Oberlandesgericht Frankfurt am Main
Germany 14-08-1991 Landgericht Baden-Baden
Germany 16-09-1991 Landgericht Frankfurt am Main
Germany 17-09-1991 Oberlandesgericht Frankfurt am Main
Germany 27-09-1991 Oberlandesgericht Koblenz
Germany 20-11-1992 Oberlandesgericht Karlsruhe
Germany 12-03-1993 Oberlandesgericht Düsseldorf
Germany 02-07-1993 Oberlandesgericht Düsseldorf
Germany 10-02-1994 Oberlandesgericht Düsseldorf
Germany 06-07-1994 Landgericht Frankfurt am Main
Germany 25-08-1994 Landgericht Düsseldorf Kammer für Handelssachen
Germany 05-07-1995 Oberlandesgericht Frankfurt am Main
Germany 05-12-1995 Landgericht Siegen
Germany 27-03-1996 Landgericht Oldenburg
Germany 30-07-2001 Landgericht Braunschweig
Germany 25-11-2002 Landgericht Saarbrücken
Germany 25-01-2008 Oberlandesgericht Hamburg
Germany 24-07-2009 Oberlandesgericht Celle
Cases: 25
Italy 14-01-1993 Tribunale Civile di Monza
Italy 20-03-1998 Corte di Appello di Milano
Italy 09-12-2005 Tribunale di Modena - sez. Carpi
Italy 03-07-2013 Tribunale di Foggia
Italy 19-02-2014 Tribunale di Modena
Cases: 5
Netherlands 08-02-1990 Arrondissementsrechtbank Alkmaar
Netherlands 21-11-1990 Arrondissementsrechtbank Dordrecht
Netherlands 19-12-1991 Arrondissementsrechtbank Roermond
Netherlands 26-02-1992 Gerechtshof's Hertogenbosch
Netherlands 25-02-1993 Arrondissementsrechtbank Arnhem
Netherlands 06-05-1993 Arrondissementsrechtbank Roermond
Netherlands 30-12-1993 Arrondissementsrechtbank Arnhem
Netherlands 05-10-1994 Arrondissementsrechtbank Amsterdam
Netherlands 01-03-1995 Arrondissementsrechtbank Zwolle
Netherlands 09-08-1995 Arrondissementsrechtbank Almelo
Netherlands 21-05-1996 Gerechtshof's Arnhem
Netherlands 07-11-1997 Hoge Raad
Netherlands 20-02-1998 Hoge Raad
Netherlands 02-10-1998 Rechtbank's-Hertogenbosch
Netherlands 27-04-1999 Hof Arnhem
Netherlands 27-02-2008 Rechtbank Breda
Cases: 16
Norway 06-02-2019 Supreme Court
Cases: 1
Russian Federation 27-10-2005 Tribunal of Int'l Commercial Arbitration at the Russian Federation Chamber of Commerce
Cases: 1
Spain 07-06-1999 Audiencia Provincial de Barcelona
Spain 16-11-2000 Audiencia Provincial de Alicante
Spain 13-03-2007 Audiencia Provincial de Valencia
Spain 09-07-2013 Audiencia Provincial de Cantabria
Cases: 4
Switzerland 16-12-1991 Pretura di Locarno-Campagna
Switzerland 27-04-1992 Pretura di Locarno-Campagna
Switzerland 07-05-1993 Gerichtspräsident von Laufen
Switzerland 30-06-1995 Gerichtskommission Oberrheintal
Cases: 4
USA 17-07-2006 U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington at Seattle
USA 22-02-2011 U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky, Central Division
Cases: 2
2.2.1 Application of Convention based on choice of parties 18
2.2.2 Choice of the law of Contracting State as governing law of contract 65
3 Convention as 'lex mercatoria' 12
Article 218 Cases
Article 350 Cases
Article 4150 Cases
Article 51 Cases
Article 679 Cases
Article 7202 Cases
Article 893 Cases
Article 952 Cases
Article 109 Cases
Article 1133 Cases
Article 126 Cases
Article 132 Cases
Article 1444 Cases
Article 150 Cases
Article 163 Cases
Article 170 Cases
Article 1871 Cases
Article 1947 Cases
Article 200 Cases
Article 211 Cases
Article 220 Cases
Article 239 Cases
Article 245 Cases
Article 2585 Cases
Article 2620 Cases
Article 278 Cases
Article 283 Cases
Article 2923 Cases
Article 3017 Cases
Article 3155 Cases
Article 322 Cases
Article 3325 Cases
Article 344 Cases
Article 35132 Cases
Article 3627 Cases
Article 370 Cases
Article 3884 Cases
Article 39227 Cases
Article 4030 Cases
Article 412 Cases
Article 426 Cases
Article 432 Cases
Article 448 Cases
Article 4539 Cases
Article 4613 Cases
Article 4724 Cases
Article 489 Cases
Article 49105 Cases
Article 5040 Cases
Article 5115 Cases
Article 525 Cases
Article 5371 Cases
Article 549 Cases
Article 558 Cases
Article 560 Cases
Article 5770 Cases
Article 5820 Cases
Article 5923 Cases
Article 607 Cases
Article 6122 Cases
Article 6224 Cases
Article 6312 Cases
Article 6425 Cases
Article 651 Cases
Article 664 Cases
Article 6716 Cases
Article 680 Cases
Article 696 Cases
Article 701 Cases
Article 7129 Cases
Article 729 Cases
Article 7316 Cases
Article 74147 Cases
Article 7542 Cases
Article 7616 Cases
Article 7743 Cases
Article 78217 Cases
Article 7935 Cases
Article 8014 Cases
Article 8134 Cases
Article 8211 Cases
Article 831 Cases
Article 8427 Cases
Article 855 Cases
Article 865 Cases
Article 873 Cases
Article 8810 Cases
Article 890 Cases
Article 901 Cases
Article 910 Cases
Article 9210 Cases
Article 934 Cases
Article 940 Cases
Article 954 Cases
Article 966 Cases
Article 970 Cases
Article 980 Cases
Article 992 Cases
Article 10022 Cases
Article 1010 Cases
Total Cases in the database 3488