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CISG CASE PRESENTATION

Switzerland 16 December 2009 Bundesgerichtshof [Supreme Court] (Chemical products case)
[Cite as: http://cisgw3.law.pace.edu/cases/091216s1.html]

Primary source(s) of information for case presentation: Unilex database

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Case identification

DATE OF DECISION: 20091216 (16 December 2008)

JURISDICTION: Switzerland

TRIBUNAL: BGer [ = Bundesgerichtshof = Supreme Court]

JUDGE(S): Unavailable

CASE NUMBER/DOCKET NUMBER: 4A 240/2009

CASE NAME: Unavailable

CASE HISTORY: Unavailable

SELLER'S COUNTRY: South Africa (defendant)

BUYER'S COUNTRY: United States (plaintiff)

GOODS INVOLVED: Chemical products


Classification of issues present

APPLICATION OF CISG: No, parties agree to have their contract governed by Swiss domestic law. However, the court referred to Article 25 CISG in defining “material breach” under Swiss Law.

APPLICABLE CISG PROVISIONS AND ISSUES

Key CISG provisions at issue: Article 25

Classification of issues using UNCITRAL classification code numbers:

25B [Definition of fundamental breach: substantial deprivation of expectation, etc.]

Descriptors: Fundamental breach

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Editorial remarks

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Citations to case abstracts, texts, and commentaries

CITATIONS TO ABSTRACTS OF DECISION

(a) UNCITRAL abstract: Unavailable

(b) Other abstracts

English: Unilex database <http://www.unilex.info/case.cfm?pid=1&do=case&id=1516&step=Abstract>

CITATIONS TO TEXT OF DECISION

Original language (German): CISG-online.ch website <http://www.globalsaleslaw.com/content/api/cisg/urteile/2047.pdf>; Unilex database <http://www.unilex.info/case.cfm?pid=1&do=case&id=1516&step=FullText>

Translation: Unavailable

CITATIONS TO COMMENTS ON DECISION

Unavailable

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