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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
Country Date Court
Arbitral Award 00-00-0000 ICC International Court of Arbitration, New York 16314
Arbitral Award 25-11-1994 Zürich Chamber of Commerce
Arbitral Award 00-07-1995 ICC International Court of Arbitration - Brussels 8240
Arbitral Award 00-00-1996 ICC International Court of Arbitration, Brussels 8548
Arbitral Award 00-09-1996 ICC International Court of Arbitration, Zürich 8486
Arbitral Award 04-12-1996 Ad hoc Arbitration, Rome
Arbitral Award 17-12-1996 Arbitral Court of the Economic Chamber and the Agrarian Chamber of the Czech Republic
Arbitral Award 02-09-1997 International Arbitration Court of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation
Arbitral Award 00-00-1998 ICC International Court of Arbitration, Brussels 9459
Arbitral Award 00-09-1998 ICC International Court of Arbitration, Milano 8908
Arbitral Award 00-10-1998 ICC International Court of Arbitration, Geneva 9333
Arbitral Award 00-12-1998 ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris 9593
Arbitral Award 30-12-1998 Ad hoc Arbitration (Uruguay)
Arbitral Award 00-03-1999 ICC International Court of Arbitration 9594
Arbitral Award 00-05-1999 ICC International Court of Arbitration 9753
Arbitral Award 00-09-1999 ICC International Court of Arbitration 7819
Arbitral Award 00-08-2000 ICC International Court of Arbitration 9651
Arbitral Award 00-10-2000 ICC International Court of Arbitration 10335
Arbitral Award 00-12-2000 ICC International Court of Arbitration, Barranquilla (Colombia) 10346
Arbitral Award 00-02-2001 ICC International Court of Arbitration, Geneva 10351
Arbitral Award 00-06-2001 ICC International Court of Arbitration 11227
Arbitral Award 00-06-2001 ICC International Court of Arbitration 9950
Arbitral Award 00-07-2001 ICC International Court of Arbitration 11051
Arbitral Award 00-00-2002 ICC International Court of Arbitration 10930
Arbitral Award 00-01-2002 ICC International Court of Arbitration, Montevideo 11317
Arbitral Award 00-03-2002 ICC International Court of Arbitration 11375
Arbitral Award 28-11-2002 Camera Arbitrale Nazionale e Internazionale di Milano
Arbitral Award 01-06-2003 Arbitration Centre of the Costa Rican Chamber of Commerce
Arbitral Award 00-00-2004 ICC International Court of Arbitration 12591
Arbitral Award 00-06-2004 ICC International Court of Arbitration 12193
Arbitral Award 00-00-2005 ICC International Court of Arbitration 12745
Arbitral Award 21-12-2005 Ad hoc Arbitration (Brazil)
Arbitral Award 11-05-2006 Internationales Schiedsgericht der Wirtschaftskammer Österreich
Arbitral Award 09-10-2006 ICC International Court of Arbitration
Arbitral Award 19-03-2007 Internationales Schiedsgericht der Wirtschaftskammer Österreich
Arbitral Award 00-03-2008 Corte arbitrale nazionale ed internazionale di Milano
Arbitral Award 22-12-2008 International Arbitration Court of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation
Arbitral Award 09-02-2009 Câmara FGV de Conciliação e Arbitragem (São Paulo, Brazil)
Arbitral Award 06-07-2009 International Arbitration Court of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation
Arbitral Award 00-06-2010 ICC International Court of Arbitration, 15956
Arbitral Award 00-00-2011 ICC International Court of Arbitration ICC-FA-2020-003
Arbitral Award 22-03-2013 Ad hoc arbitration
Cases: 42
Argentina 10-06-2004 Cámara Nacional de Apelaciones en lo Comercial de la Capital Federal (CNCom Sala B)
Argentina 01-04-2014 Cámara Nacional de Apelaciones en lo Comercial
Cases: 2
Australia 24-10-2008 Federal Court of Australia
Cases: 1
Canada 22-08-2005 Superior Court, Province of Quebec, District of Montreal
Canada 16-05-2014 Cour d'Appel, Province de Québec, District of Montreal
Cases: 2
China 00-00-2002 Shenzhen Intermediate People's Court & Guangdong High People's Court
China 00-00-2002 Henan Luoyang Jianxi District People’s Court
China 00-00-2005 Shenzhen Intermediate People's Court; Guangdong High People's Court
China 20-06-2005 Beijing Haidian District People’s Court
China 00-00-2007 Nanjing Gulou District People’s Court
China 28-06-2007 Beijing Haidian District People’s Court
China 00-00-2008 Beijing Haidian District People’s Court; First Intermediate People's Court of Beijin
China 00-00-2009 Chongqing Fuling District People’s Court
Cases: 8
Colombia 09-12-2010 Constitutional Court
Cases: 1
Costa Rica 17-06-2004 Sala Primera de la Corte Suprema de Justicia, San José
Cases: 1
Georgia 20-07-2018 Supreme Court
Georgia 29-03-2019 Supreme Court
Georgia 30-09-2019 Supreme Court
Georgia 04-12-2019 Supreme Court
Georgia 14-02-2020 Supreme Court
Cases: 5
India 21-08-2006 High Court of Delhi
India 20-08-2008 High Court of Delhi
Cases: 2
International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) 07-10-2003 International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID)
Cases: 1
Ireland 08-03-2017 Irish Court of Appeal
Cases: 1
Lithuania 11-02-2002 Supreme Court of Lithuania
Lithuania 19-05-2003 Supreme Court of Lituania
Lithuania 19-01-2005 Supreme Court of Lithuania
Lithuania 31-05-2011 Supreme Court of Lithuania
Lithuania 07-03-2012 Supreme Court of Lithuania
Lithuania 26-06-2012 Supreme Court of Lithuania
Lithuania 13-11-2013 Supreme Court of Lithuania
Lithuania 28-11-2014 Supreme Court of Lithuania
Lithuania 09-01-2015 Supreme Court of Lithuania
Lithuania 04-02-2015 Supreme Court of Lithuania
Cases: 10
Netherlands 11-07-2008 Hoge Raad
Cases: 1
Paraguay 04-08-2016 Corte Suprema de Justicia
Paraguay 21-11-2016 Tribunal de Apelación en lo Civil y Comercial de Asunción
Cases: 2
Romania 16-02-2010 High Court of Cassation and Justice
Romania 22-04-2013 Timiș County Court
Romania 27-05-2016 Hunedoara County Court
Cases: 3
Russian Federation 27-06-2003 Federal Arbitrazh Court of the Volgo-Vyatsky District
Russian Federation 12-12-2011 Federal Arbitrazh Court of the North-West district
Russian Federation 01-08-2013 Supreme Commercial Court of Russian Federation
Russian Federation 02-07-2015 Supreme Court of the Russian Federation
Russian Federation 03-09-2015 Commercial Court of the North Caucasus District of the Russian Federation
Russian Federation 23-06-2016 Ninth circuit Arbitrazh Court of Appeal
Russian Federation 28-12-2017 Commercial Court of the Moscow Region
Cases: 7
Singapore 05-07-2011 Singapore High Court
Singapore 25-07-2013 Court of Appeal
Cases: 2
Spain 16-05-2007 Tribunal Supremo (Sala de lo Civil)
Spain 15-06-2010 Tribunal Supremo
Spain 08-07-2011 Audiencia Provincial de Murcia (Sección 1)
Spain 29-02-2012 Tribunal Supremo
Spain 03-05-2013 Tribunal Supremo
Spain 21-07-2014 Audiencia Provincial de Granada
Spain 02-02-2015 Tribunal Supremo
Spain 04-03-2015 Tribunal Supremo
Cases: 8
Sweden 11-12-2006 Högsta Domstolen (Supreme Court)
Sweden 11-12-2006 Högsta Domstolen (Supreme Court)
Sweden 16-09-2010 Högsta Domstolen (Supreme Court)
Cases: 3
Ukraine 01-11-2013 Kyiv District Administrative Court
Cases: 1
United Kingdom 04-11-2005 High Court of Justice (Queen's Bench Division)
United Kingdom 05-11-2015 Supreme Court
Cases: 2
Uruguay 27-08-2014 Tribunal Apelaciones Civil 2nd
Cases: 1
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
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