Schlechtriem and Schwenzer: Commentary on the UN Convention on the International Sale of Goods

Hardcover | April 23, 2016

EditorIngeborg Schwenzer

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Now in force in over 80 countries, the Convention on the International Sale of Goods (CISG) is one of the most successful and wide-reaching attempts to unify legal instruments for international commerce. As global sales transactions increase, the CISG's range of influence in internationalpractice has significantly expanded, potentially governing 80% of world trade. In addition to the growing case law, the volume of case law reporting and scholarly writing on the Convention and its provisions and problems has increased dramatically. The Convention also continues to influencelegislators on the international as well as the domestic level. This is the fourth edition in English of the Commentary on the United Nations (UN) Convention on the International Sale of Goods (CISG). Since the publication of the first edition in 1998, the book has become an invaluable source for the comprehension and discussion of the Convention, frequentlycited by legal writers, tribunals, and courts all over the world. Thoroughly revised to reflect the growth and complexity of case law relating to the Convention, the book also considers new developments in the field of the CISG, particularly the accession of Brazil to the Convention. It also assesses all relevant scholarly writing on the CISG since 2009, with aspecial emphasis on the opinions issued by the CISG Advisory Council that are being considered as persuasive authority by courts and tribunals across the globe. Written by an international team of contributors, this book provides expert analysis, and combines judicial and scholarly views from numerous jurisdictions. This is the most comprehensive and authoritative commentary on the CISG, and an invaluable resource for scholars and practitionersalike.

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Now in force in over 80 countries, the Convention on the International Sale of Goods (CISG) is one of the most successful and wide-reaching attempts to unify legal instruments for international commerce. As global sales transactions increase, the CISG's range of influence in internationalpractice has significantly expanded, potentially...

Ingeborg Schwenzer is Professor of Private and Comparative Law at the University of Basel, Dean Swiss International Law School, and Adjunct Professor at City University Hong Kong and Griffith University, Brisbane. She is Director of the Global Sales Law project, and chair of the CISG Advisory Council.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:1744 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0.1 inPublished:April 23, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198723261

ISBN - 13:9780198723264

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Table of Contents

Full List of CasesCommentary on the Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of GoodsPreamblePart I: Sphere of Application and General ProvisionsPart II: Formation of the ContractPart III: Sale of GoodsPart IV: Final ProvisionsCommentary on the Convention on the Limitation Period in the International Sale of GoodsAppendix I: INCOTERMS 2010Appendix II: UNIDROIT Principles of International Commercial Contracts 2010Extensive Bibliography

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"[This commentary] should form an essential part of the libraries of practitioners, academics, arbitrators and judges confronted with contracts governed by the CISG." --Journal of Private International Law Vol. 7 No. 3