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Switzerland 3 April 2013 Handelsgericht des Kantons Zürich
[Cite as: http://cisgw3.law.pace.edu/cases/130403s1.html]

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Case identification

DATE OF DECISION: 20130403 (3 April 2013)

JURISDICTION: Switzerland

TRIBUNAL: Handelsgericht des Kantons Zürich

JUDGE(S): Dr. Heinrich Andreas Müller; Flurina Schorta; Bruno Welti; Hannes von Orelli; Hans Dietschweiler

CASE NUMBER/DOCKET NUMBER: HG100045-O/U/dz

CASE NAME: A SA v. B S.p.A.

CASE HISTORY: 2nd instance: Bundesgericht, 23 September 2013

SELLER'S COUNTRY: Unavailable

BUYER'S COUNTRY: Unavailable

GOODS INVOLVED: Steel


Classification of issues present

APPLICATION OF CISG: Yes [Article 1(1)(a)]

APPLICABLE CISG PROVISIONS AND ISSUES

Key CISG provisions at issue: Articles 8(1) ; 8(2) ; 8(3) ; 25 ; 35(1) ; 39(1) ; 49(1)(a) ; 49(2)(b) ; 53 ; 61(1) [Also cited: Articles 74 ; 76 ; 77 ]

Classification of issues using UNCITRAL classification code numbers:

1A [Internationality: Parties' places of business in different States];

8A [Intent of party making statement or engaging in conduct (art. 8(1))];

8B [Interpretation based on objective standards (art. 8(2))];

8C [Interpretation in light of surrounding circumstances (art. 8(3))];

25 [Definition of Fundamental Breach];

25A [Effect of a fundamental breach];

35A [Quality, quantity and description required by contract (art. 35(1))];

39A [Buyer must notify seller within reasonable time (art. 39(1))];

49A [Grounds for avoidance];

49A1 [Fundamental breach of contract (art. 49(1)(a))];

49B1 [Failure to avoid within periods specified in art. 49(2)(a)&(b)];

53 [Summary of Buyer's Obligations];

53A [Obligation to pay price of goods (see arts. 54-59)];

61 [Seller's Remedies for Breach by Buyer];

61A [Summary of seller's remedies (cf. similar summary art. 45)];

74 [Damages - General Rules for Measuring];

74A [Loss suffered as consequence of breach];

76 [Avoidance: Damages Based on Current Price];

76A [Avoidance without purchase or resale under article 75];

76B [Damages recoverable based on current price];

76B1 [At time of avoidance (art. 76(1))];

77 [Mitigation of Damages];

77A [Obligation to take reasonable measures to mitigate damages]

Descriptors: Application of Convention ; Avoidance ; Conformity of goods ; Damages ; Delivery ; Failure of performance, other party ; Fundamental breach ; Intent ; Interpretation of Convention ; Mitigation of loss

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CITATIONS TO TEXT OF DECISION

Original language (German): <http://relevancy.bger.ch/php/aza/http/index.php?lang=de&type=show_document&highlight_docid=aza://02-04-2015-4A_614-2014&print=yes>

Translation: Unavailable

CITATIONS TO COMMENTS ON DECISION

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