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
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
Country Date Court
Arbitral Award 00-00-1993 ICC Court of Arbitration - Paris
Arbitral Award 00-00-1994 ICC Court of Arbitration - Paris
Arbitral Award 00-00-1994 ICC Court of Arbitration - Paris
Arbitral Award 15-06-1994 Internationales Schiedsgericht der Bundeskammer der gewerblichen Wirtschaft - Wien (Vienna), Austria
Arbitral Award 15-06-1994 Internationales Schiedsgericht der Bundeskammer der gewerblichen Wirtschaft - Wien (Vienna), Austria
Arbitral Award 23-08-1994 ICC Court of Arbitration - Paris
Arbitral Award 00-00-1995 ICC Court of Arbitration - Paris
Arbitral Award 17-11-1995 Hungarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry Court of Arbitration
Arbitral Award 21-03-1996 Schiedsgericht der Handelskammer - Hamburg, Germany
Arbitral Award 10-12-1997 Schiedsgericht der Börse für Landwirtschaftliche Produkte - Wien
Arbitral Award 24-01-2000 Tribunal of International Commercial Arbitration at the Russian Federation Chamber of Commerce
Arbitral Award 00-00-2004 ICC International Court of Arbitration
Arbitral Award 28-01-2009 Foreign Trade Court of Arbitration of the Serbian Chamber of Commerce
Cases: 13
Austria 12-02-1998 Oberster Gerichtshof
Austria 22-10-2001 Oberster Gerichtshof
Austria 17-12-2003 Oberster Gerichtshof
Austria 08-08-2005 Oberlandesgericht Linz
Cases: 4
Belarus 20-05-2003 Supreme Economic Court of the Republic of Belarus
Belarus 20-05-2003 Supreme Economic Court of the Republic of Belarus
Cases: 2
Belgium 13-11-1992 Tribunal de Commerce de Bruxelles, 11ème ch.
Belgium 01-03-1995 Rechtbank van Koophandel, Hasselt
Belgium 04-11-1998 Hof van Beroep, Antwerpen
Belgium 15-05-2002 Hof van Beroep, Gent
Belgium 27-01-2004 Cour d'Appel, Liège
Belgium 24-04-2006 Hof van Beroep, Antwerpen
Belgium 22-01-2007 Hof van Beroep, Antwerpen
Belgium 22-01-2007 Hof van Beroep, Antwerpen
Cases: 8
China 24-04-2008 Zhejiang High People's Court
Cases: 1
France 17-12-1996 Cour de Cassation
France 17-02-2015 Cour de Cassation
Cases: 2
Germany 08-01-1993 Oberlandesgericht Düsseldorf
Germany 17-09-1993 Oberlandesgericht Koblenz
Germany 22-02-1994 Oberlandesgericht Köln
Germany 29-05-1995 Landgericht München I
Germany 09-06-1995 Oberlandesgericht Hamm
Germany 11-10-1995 Landgericht Düsseldorf
Germany 25-06-1997 Oberlandesgericht Karlsruhe
Germany 09-07-1997 Oberlandesgericht München
Germany 09-07-1997 Oberlandesgericht München
Germany 25-11-1998 Bundesgerichtshof
Germany 27-12-1999 Oberlandesgericht Dresden
Germany 26-01-2000 Hanseatisches Oberlandesgericht Hamburg
Germany 30-08-2000 Oberlandesgericht Frankfurt
Germany 10-10-2001 Oberlandesgericht Rostock
Germany 28-05-2014 Bundesgerichshof
Cases: 15
Italy 14-01-1993 Tribunale Civile di Monza
Cases: 1
Netherlands 07-06-1995 Arrondissementsrechtbank Gravenhage
Netherlands 02-10-1998 Rechtbank's-Hertogenbosch
Netherlands 27-04-1999 Hof Arnhem
Netherlands 31-08-2005 Gerechtshof Leeuwarden
Netherlands 31-01-2008 Arrondissementsrechtbank Arnhem
Cases: 5
Poland 22-01-2014 Gdansk Court of Appeal
Cases: 1
Republic of Korea 21-09-2012 Seoul Central District Court
Cases: 1
Russian Federation 16-02-1998 High Court of Arbitration of the Russian Federation
Cases: 1
Singapore 01-04-2014 High Court of Singapore
Cases: 1
Switzerland 20-01-2006 Cour de Justice de Genève
Switzerland 17-07-2007 Schweizerisches Bundesgericht
Cases: 2
Ukraine 15-04-2004 Tribunal of International Commercial Arbitration at the Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce and Trade
Ukraine 13-04-2007 Commercial Court of Donetsk Region
Ukraine 11-12-2007 Supreme Commercial Court of Ukraine
Ukraine 23-01-2012 Int'l Commercial Arbitration Court at the Ukranian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Cases: 4
USA 27-07-2001 U.S. District Court, N.D., California
USA 29-01-2003 U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division
USA 11-06-2003 US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
USA 15-06-2005 U.S. District Court, New Jersey
Cases: 4
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