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Germany 25 March 2015 Bundesgerichtshof
[Cite as: http://cisgw3.law.pace.edu/cases/150325g1.html]

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Case identification

DATE OF DECISION: 201503025 (25 March 2015)

JURISDICTION: Germany

TRIBUNAL: Bundesgerichtshof

JUDGE(S): Dr. Milger; Dr. Hessel; Dr. Achilles; Dr. Schneider

CASE NUMBER/DOCKET NUMBER: VIII ZR 125/14

CASE NAME: German case citations do not identify parties to proceedings

CASE HISTORY: Unavailable

SELLER'S COUNTRY: Germany (Claimant)

BUYER'S COUNTRY: Cyprus (Respondent)

GOODS INVOLVED: Replacement parts for ships


Classification of issues present

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

APPLICABLE CISG PROVISIONS AND ISSUES

Key CISG provisions at issue: Articles 3(2) ; 4 ; 8 ; 11 ; 14 ; 18(2) ; 19(1) ; 19(2) ; 19(3) ; 33(c) ; 81(1) [Discussed but not cited: Article 23 ]

Classification of issues using UNCITRAL classification code numbers:

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

3B [Services preponderant part of obligation (art. 3(2))];

4 [Issues Covered and Excluded; Validity; Property Interests];

4A [Issues covered. See Part II (arts. 14-24); Part III (arts. 25-88)];

8 [Interpretation of Party's Statements or other Conduct];

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

11A [Writing or other formality for conclusion of contract];

14 [Criteria for an Offer];

14A [Basic criterion - intention to be bound in case of acceptance];

18B [Effectiveness - time limits for acceptance (art. 18(2))];

19A1 [In general, constitutes rejection and counteroffer (art. 19(1))];

19B ["Acceptance" with immaterial modifications (art. 19(2))];

19C1 [Modifications considered material listed in art. 19(3)];

23 [Time of Conclusion of Contract];

23A [Contract concluded when acceptance becomes effective];

33C [Other cases: reasonable time after contract's conclusion (art. 33(c))];

81 [Effect of Avoidance on Obligations: Arbitration, Restitution];

81A [Obligations of both parties under Convention]

Descriptors: Acceptance of offer ; Application of Convention ; Counter-offer ; Formation of contract ; Intent ; Modification of contract ; Reasonableness

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CITATIONS TO ABSTRACTS OF DECISION

(a) UNCITRAL abstract: Unavailable

(b) Other abstracts

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CITATIONS TO TEXT OF DECISION

Original language (German): CISG-online.ch database <http://www.globalsaleslaw.org/content/api/cisg/urteile/2588.pdf>

Translation: Unavailable

CITATIONS TO COMMENTS ON DECISION

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Pace Law School Institute of International Commercial Law - Last updated October 19, 2015
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