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Article Preamble550 Cases 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.
Number Issue # Cases
1 Material scope of application of Principles 0
1.1 International commercial contracts 1
1.1.1 Contracts v. unilateral acts 0
1.1.2 International v. domestic contracts 3
1.1.3 Commercial v. consumer transactions 0
2 Applicability of Principles 0
2.1 As rules of law governing the contract 0
2.1.1 Principles applicable if expressly chosen by the parties 0
2.1.1.1 In disputes before State court 5
2.1.1.2 In disputes before arbitral tribunal 29
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 16
2.1.5.1 Principles as "the rules of law [arbitrators]determine to be appropriate" 31
2.1.5.2 Principles as "relevant trade usages" to be taken into account in all cases by arbitrators 19
2.1.5.3 Principles as international trade custom 16
2.1.5.4 Principles as an expression of international law 22
2.1.6 Principles and arbitration ex aequo et bono 5
2.2 As terms incorporated into the contract 4
2.3 As means for interpreting and supplementing domestic law 17
2.3.1 Principles to confirm that solution provided by applicable domestic law is in conformity with international standards 106
2.3.2 Principles as means for interpreting and supplementing applicable domestic law 224
2.4 As means for interpreting and supplementing international uniform law instruments 0
2.4.1 Principles and CISG 57
2.4.2 Principles and other international instruments 15
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 0
2.5.3 Principles as lingua franca 0
2.6 As means for interpreting international contracts 1
2.7 As a model for national and international legislation 0
3 Principles and similar instruments (e.g.Principles of European Contract Law) 46
Country Date Court
Arbitral Award 00-00-0000 ICC International Court of Arbitration, New York 16314
Arbitral Award 00-00-1995 ICC International Court of Arbitration - Basle 8128
Arbitral Award 00-02-1999 ICC International Court of Arbitration (Paris) 9474
Arbitral Award 28-07-2000 ICC International Court of Arbitration, Geneva 9797
Arbitral Award 00-10-2000 ICC International Court of Arbitration 10022
Arbitral Award 06-01-2003 ICC International Court of Arbitration 12111
Arbitral Award 10-02-2005 Netherlands Arbitration Institute
Arbitral Award 11-05-2006 Internationales Schiedsgericht der Wirtschaftskammer Österreich
Arbitral Award 12-05-2017 ICC International Court of Arbitration 20757
Cases: 9
Australia 01-10-1999 Supreme Court of New South Wales
Australia 12-02-2003 Federal Court of Australia
Australia 16-12-2009 Supreme Court of New South Wales - Court of Appeal
Cases: 3
China 00-00-2002 Henan Luoyang Jianxi District People’s Court
Cases: 1
Colombia 09-12-2010 Constitutional Court
Cases: 1
France 04-09-2012 Cour d'Appel de Reims
Cases: 1
International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) 30-07-2010 International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID)
Cases: 1
Israel 00-00-2014 Jerusalem District Court
Cases: 1
Italy 28-07-2004 Tribunale Roma
Italy 05-10-2009 Corte di Cassazione Sez. Unite
Italy 17-05-2017 T.A.R. Molise
Cases: 3
Lithuania 06-11-2006 Supreme Court of Lithuania
Cases: 1
Netherlands 16-10-2002 Gerechtshof's Hertogenbosch
Netherlands 21-09-2007 Hoge Raad
Netherlands 11-07-2008 Hoge Raad
Netherlands 08-07-2011 Hoge Raad
Cases: 4
Paraguay 17-10-2016 Tribunal de Apelación en lo Civil y Comercial de Asunción
Cases: 1
Poland 03-10-2007 Supreme Court of Poland
Poland 09-10-2008 Supreme Court of Poland
Cases: 2
Portugal 04-01-2010 Tribunal da Relação do Porto
Cases: 1
Spain 04-07-2006 Tribunal Supremo (Sala de lo Civil)
Spain 23-07-2007 Tribunal Supremo (Sala de lo Civil)
Spain 13-09-2007 Audiencia Provincial de Lleida (Cataluna)
Spain 03-12-2008 Tribunal Supremo (sala de lo Civil, Sección 1ª)
Spain 06-03-2009 Audiencia Provincial de Valencia (Sección 7ª)
Spain 08-07-2011 Audiencia Provincial de Murcia (Sección 1)
Spain 12-12-2011 Tribunal Supremo
Spain 07-03-2012 Audiencia Provincial de Santa Cruz de Tenerife
Spain 30-06-2014 Tribunal Supremo
Spain 02-02-2015 Tribunal Supremo
Spain 15-06-2015 Tribunal Supremo
Cases: 11
Sweden 11-12-2006 Högsta Domstolen (Supreme Court)
Sweden 16-09-2010 Högsta Domstolen (Supreme Court)
Cases: 2
Switzerland 16-12-2009 Bundesgericht
Cases: 1
United Kingdom 01-07-2009 House of Lords
United Kingdom 05-11-2015 Supreme Court
Cases: 2
USA 30-03-2007 United States District Court, S.D. Florida
Cases: 1
4 Relevant edition of Principles 4
Article 1.117 Cases
Article 1.29 Cases
Article 1.37 Cases
Article 1.41 Cases
Article 1.50 Cases
Article 1.63 Cases
Article 1.769 Cases
Article 1.826 Cases
Article 1.910 Cases
Article 1.103 Cases
Article 1.111 Cases
Article 1.121 Cases
Article 2.1.18 Cases
Article 2.1.25 Cases
Article 2.1.31 Cases
Article 2.1.41 Cases
Article 2.1.50 Cases
Article 2.1.64 Cases
Article 2.1.70 Cases
Article 2.1.80 Cases
Article 2.1.90 Cases
Article 2.1.100 Cases
Article 2.1.116 Cases
Article 2.1.123 Cases
Article 2.1.134 Cases
Article 2.1.144 Cases
Article 2.1.1510 Cases
Article 2.1.162 Cases
Article 2.1.176 Cases
Article 2.1.188 Cases
Article 2.1.195 Cases
Article 2.1.209 Cases
Article 2.1.216 Cases
Article 2.1.221 Cases
Article 2.2.10 Cases
Article 2.2.20 Cases
Article 2.2.30 Cases
Article 2.2.40 Cases
Article 2.2.51 Cases
Article 2.2.60 Cases
Article 2.2.70 Cases
Article 2.2.80 Cases
Article 2.2.90 Cases
Article 2.2.101 Cases
Article 3.1.10 Cases
Article 3.1.22 Cases
Article 3.1.32 Cases
Article 3.1.41 Cases
Article 3.2.12 Cases
Article 3.2.25 Cases
Article 3.2.30 Cases
Article 3.2.40 Cases
Article 3.2.55 Cases
Article 3.2.63 Cases
Article 3.2.710 Cases
Article 3.2.82 Cases
Article 3.2.92 Cases
Article 3.2.100 Cases
Article 3.2.111 Cases
Article 3.2.122 Cases
Article 3.2.131 Cases
Article 3.2.140 Cases
Article 3.2.150 Cases
Article 3.2.160 Cases
Article 3.2.170 Cases
Article 3.3.10 Cases
Article 3.3.22 Cases
Article 4.137 Cases
Article 4.215 Cases
Article 4.334 Cases
Article 4.47 Cases
Article 4.511 Cases
Article 4.617 Cases
Article 4.72 Cases
Article 4.88 Cases
Article 5.1.15 Cases
Article 5.1.212 Cases
Article 5.1.322 Cases
Article 5.1.49 Cases
Article 5.1.50 Cases
Article 5.1.61 Cases
Article 5.1.73 Cases
Article 5.1.84 Cases
Article 5.1.90 Cases
Article 5.2.10 Cases
Article 5.2.20 Cases
Article 5.2.30 Cases
Article 5.2.40 Cases
Article 5.2.50 Cases
Article 5.2.60 Cases
Article 5.3.10 Cases
Article 5.3.20 Cases
Article 5.3.30 Cases
Article 5.3.40 Cases
Article 5.3.50 Cases
Article 6.1.10 Cases
Article 6.1.20 Cases
Article 6.1.30 Cases
Article 6.1.42 Cases
Article 6.1.50 Cases
Article 6.1.62 Cases
Article 6.1.71 Cases
Article 6.1.82 Cases
Article 6.1.95 Cases
Article 6.1.100 Cases
Article 6.1.110 Cases
Article 6.1.122 Cases
Article 6.1.131 Cases
Article 6.1.142 Cases
Article 6.1.153 Cases
Article 6.1.161 Cases
Article 6.1.171 Cases
Article 6.2.110 Cases
Article 6.2.240 Cases
Article 6.2.330 Cases
Article 7.1.110 Cases
Article 7.1.23 Cases
Article 7.1.38 Cases
Article 7.1.43 Cases
Article 7.1.52 Cases
Article 7.1.64 Cases
Article 7.1.730 Cases
Article 7.2.13 Cases
Article 7.2.25 Cases
Article 7.2.30 Cases
Article 7.2.40 Cases
Article 7.2.51 Cases
Article 7.3.128 Cases
Article 7.3.26 Cases
Article 7.3.33 Cases
Article 7.3.41 Cases
Article 7.3.55 Cases
Article 7.3.69 Cases
Article 7.3.75 Cases
Article 7.4.122 Cases
Article 7.4.228 Cases
Article 7.4.333 Cases
Article 7.4.413 Cases
Article 7.4.55 Cases
Article 7.4.64 Cases
Article 7.4.710 Cases
Article 7.4.816 Cases
Article 7.4.941 Cases
Article 7.4.103 Cases
Article 7.4.111 Cases
Article 7.4.122 Cases
Article 7.4.1312 Cases
Article 8.10 Cases
Article 8.20 Cases
Article 8.30 Cases
Article 8.40 Cases
Article 8.50 Cases
Article 9.1.10 Cases
Article 9.1.20 Cases
Article 9.1.30 Cases
Article 9.1.41 Cases
Article 9.1.51 Cases
Article 9.1.60 Cases
Article 9.1.70 Cases
Article 9.1.81 Cases
Article 9.1.91 Cases
Article 9.1.102 Cases
Article 9.1.110 Cases
Article 9.1.121 Cases
Article 9.1.131 Cases
Article 9.1.140 Cases
Article 9.1.150 Cases
Article 9.2.12 Cases
Article 9.2.20 Cases
Article 9.2.31 Cases
Article 9.2.40 Cases
Article 9.2.52 Cases
Article 9.2.60 Cases
Article 9.2.70 Cases
Article 9.2.80 Cases
Article 9.3.10 Cases
Article 9.3.20 Cases
Article 9.3.32 Cases
Article 9.3.42 Cases
Article 9.3.50 Cases
Article 9.3.60 Cases
Article 9.3.70 Cases
Article 10.11 Cases
Article 10.24 Cases
Article 10.30 Cases
Article 10.41 Cases
Article 10.50 Cases
Article 10.61 Cases
Article 10.70 Cases
Article 10.80 Cases
Article 10.92 Cases
Article 10.100 Cases
Article 10.110 Cases
Article 11.1.12 Cases
Article 11.1.20 Cases
Article 11.1.32 Cases
Article 11.1.40 Cases
Article 11.1.50 Cases
Article 11.1.60 Cases
Article 11.1.70 Cases
Article 11.1.80 Cases
Article 11.1.90 Cases
Article 11.1.100 Cases
Article 11.1.110 Cases
Article 11.1.120 Cases
Article 11.1.130 Cases
Article 11.2.11 Cases
Article 11.2.20 Cases
Article 11.2.30 Cases
Article 11.2.40 Cases
Total Cases in the database 1458