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
Country Date Court
Arbitral Award 00-06-1996 ICC Court of Arbitration
Arbitral Award 16-02-1998 Bulgarska turgosko-promishlena palata (Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry)
Cases: 2
Austria 15-10-1998 Oberster Gerichtshof
Cases: 1
Belarus 04-06-2003 Supreme Economic Court of the Republic of Belarus
Belarus 10-04-2008 Economic Court of the City of Minsk
Cases: 2
Belgium 08-03-2001 Cour d'Appel, Mons
Belgium 03-10-2007 Rechtbank van Koophandel, Hasselt
Cases: 2
Czech Republic 29-01-2019 Supreme Court of the Czech Republic
Cases: 1
Denmark 04-12-2000 Oestre Landsret (Eastern High Court)
Cases: 1
France 22-04-1992 Cour d'Appel de Paris, 15ème chambre, section A
France 04-01-1995 Cour de Cassation
France 22-12-2006 Tribunal de Grande Instance de Strasbourg
France 04-11-2014 Cour de Cassation
France 09-07-2019 Cour de Cassation
Cases: 5
Georgia 26-09-2011 Supreme Court
Cases: 1
Germany 28-02-2000 Oberlandesgericht Stuttgart, 5. Zivilsenat
Germany 21-11-2007 Oberlandesgericht Koblenz
Cases: 2
Italy 11-12-1998 Corte di Appello di Milano
Italy 26-11-2002 Tribunale di Rimini
Italy 29-05-2015 Tribunale di Trento
Italy 17-06-2019 Tribunale di Trieste
Cases: 4
Mexico 30-08-2005 Sixth Civil Court of First Instance, Tijuana, Baja California
Cases: 1
Netherlands 01-12-1999 Rechtbank Middelburg
Netherlands 09-07-2008 Arrondissementsrechtbank Maastricht
Netherlands 16-01-2009 Rechtbank Breda
Netherlands 19-08-2015 Rechtbank Den Haag
Cases: 4
Poland 27-01-2006 Supreme Court of Poland
Poland 11-05-2007 Supreme Court of Poland
Cases: 2
Russian Federation 13-02-2006 Tribunal of Int'l Commercial Arbitration at the Russian Federation Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Russian Federation 03-10-2011 Federal Arbitration Court of the North Caucasus Area, Krasnodar
Cases: 2
Spain 17-12-2019 Ad hoc Arbitration
Spain 06-07-2020 Tribunal Supremo
Cases: 2
Switzerland 15-01-1998 Tribunale di Appello di Lugano, seconda camera civile
Switzerland 15-12-1998 Tribunale di Appello di Lugano, seconda camera civile
Switzerland 11-07-2000 Schweizerisches Bundesgericht
Switzerland 15-09-2000 Schweizerisches Bundesgericht
Switzerland 20-04-2016 Tribunale d'appello del Ticino
Switzerland 28-05-2019 Schweizerisches Bundesgericht
Cases: 6
USA 18-03-2008 U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky
USA 18-01-2011 U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
Cases: 2
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
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