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International Sales Law: A Global Challenge

Edited by: Larry A. DiMatteo

ISBN13: 9781107020382
Published: July 2014
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £104.00
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This book brings together the top international sales law scholars from twenty-three countries to review the Convention on Contracts for International Sale of Goods (CISG) and its role in the unification of global sales law. It reviews the substance of CISG rules and analyzes alternative interpretations. A comparative analysis is given of how countries have accepted, interpreted, and applied the CISG. Theoretical insights are offered into the problems of uniform laws, the CISG's role in bridging the gap between the common and civil legal traditions, and the debate over good faith in CISG jurisprudence.

The book reviews case law relating to the interpretation and application of the provisions of the CISG; analyzes how it has been recognized and implemented by national courts and arbitral tribunals; offers insights into problems of uniformity of application of an international sales convention; compares the CISG with the English Sale of Goods Act and places it in the context of other texts of UNCITRAL; and analyzes the CISG from the practitioner's perspective.

Commercial Law, International Trade
Part I. History and Researching the CISG:
1. Global challenge of international sales law Larry A. DiMatteo
2. History of the CISG and its present status Vikki Rogers and Kaon Lai
3. CISG: divergences between success-scarcity and theory-practice Olaf Meyer
4. CISG sources and researching the CISG Marie Stefanini Newman
5. CISG translation issues: reducing legal babelism Claire M. Germain
6. CISG in national courts Camilla Andersen

Part II. Interpretation and Use of CISG:
7. Interpretive methodologies in the interpretation of the CISG Larry A. DiMatteo and Andre Janssen
8. Divergent interpretations - reasons and solutions Ingeborg Schwenzer
9. Good faith principle - vexata quaestio Francesco G. Mazzotta
10. CISG and international arbitration Andre Janssen and Matthias Spilker
11. The CISG as soft law and choice of law Lisa Spagnolo

Part III. Interpreting CISG's Substantive Provisions:
12. Contract formation Morton Midtgaard Fogt
13. CISG and the battle of the forms Bruno Zeller
14. Conformity of goods - inspection and notice Harry M. Flechtner
15. Interpreting fundamental breach Aneta Spaic

Part IV. Remedies and Damages:
16. Remedies - damages, price reduction, avoidance, mitigation, and preservation Ulrich Magnus
17. Legal costs as reimbursable damages Burghard Piltz
18. Excuse of impediment and its usefulness Martin Davies

Part V. Country Analyses: Europe:
19. Austria Wolfgang Faber
20. Baltic states, Belarus, and Ukraine Tadas Klimas
21. France Sylvaine Poillot-Peruzzetto
22. Germany country analysis - good faith, formation, and conformity of goods Stefan Kroll
23. Germany country analysis - remedies Sorren Kiene
24. Italy Edoardo Ferrante
25. The Nordic countries Jan Ramberg
26. CISG in Southeastern Europe Milena Djordjevic and Vladimir Pavic
27. Spain Pilar Perales Viscasillas and Javier Solana Alvarez
28. Switzerland Corinne Widmer Luchinger
29. The Netherlands Sonja A. Kruisinga

Part VI. A World View of the CISG: 30. Islamic legal systems and the CISG: the case of Egypt Hossam A. El-Saghir
31. Israel Yehuda Adar
32. New Zealand Petra Butler
33. Peoples' Republic of China Li Wei
34. United States and Canada Robert W. Emerson and Ann M. Olazabal
35. Central and South America Virginia G. Maurer
36. CISG across national legal systems Larry A. DiMatteo

Part VII. Theoretical Insights:
37. Problems of uniform laws Jan M. Smits
38. CISG as bridge between common and civil law Sieg Eiselen
39. Pre-contractual liability and preliminary agreements Marco Torsello

Part VIII. Practitioner's Perspective:
40. Empirical evidence of courts and counsels' approach to the CISG (with some remarks on professional liability) Ulrich Schroeter
41. CISG and English sales law: an unfair competition Qi Zhou
42. CISG in context of complementary texts Luca Castellani
43. Soft laws as models for the improvement of the CISG Ole Lando
44. Using the CISG proactively Helena Haapio
45. Future challenge of international sales law Larry A. DiMatteo.