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CISG CASE PRESENTATION

Netherlands 25 September 1992 Supreme Court (Société Nouvelle des Papéteries v. Machinefabriek)
[Cite as: http://cisgw3.law.pace.edu/cases/920925n1.html]

Primary source(s) for case presentation: F. De Ly; Michael R. Will; Unilex abstract


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Case identification

DATE OF DECISION: 19920925 (25 September 1992)

JURISDICTION: Netherlands

TRIBUNAL: HR [= Hoge Raad = Supreme Court]

JUDGE(S): Martens, Bloembergen, Davids, Heemskerk, Nieuwenhuis: A-G Strikwerda

CASE NUMBER/DOCKET NUMBER: 14.566

CASE NAME: Société Nouvelle des Papéteries v. BV Machinefabriek

CASE HISTORY: 1st instance Rb Almelo 21 June 1989; 2nd instance Hof Arnhem 12 June 1990

SELLER'S COUNTRY: Netherlands (plaintiff)

BUYER'S COUNTRY: France (defendant)

GOODS INVOLVED: Bale compressor


Classification of issues present

APPLICATION OF CISG: No

APPLICABLE CISG PROVISIONS AND ISSUES

Key CISG provisions at issue: Article 100(2)

Classification of issues using UNCITRAL classification code numbers:

100B1 [Applicability based on date of contract]

Descriptors: Applicability

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Editorial remarks

EDITORS: Franco Ferrari and Albert H. Kritzer

CISG issues ruled upon:

Opinions were handed down in this case by the District Court (Rb Almelo), the District Appeal Court (Hof Arnhem), and the Supreme Court (Hoge Raad). The only reference to the CISG is in the following statement by the District Court.

Applicability. "[T]he contract of the parties dates from the end of 1986. The 'United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods' (CISG Vienna 11 April 1980) which entered into force . . . later . . . cannot be appropriate." This conclusion was not overturned by either the District Appeal Court or the Supreme Court.

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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=71&step=Abstract>; Netherlands International Law Review ('s-Gravenhage/The Hague) 1995, 259-261

CITATIONS TO TEXT OF DECISION

Original language (Dutch): Nederlands Jurisprudentie (NJ) 1992, 750 [3251-3263]; Rechtspraak van de Week (RvdW) 1992, 207; Nederlands Internationaal Privaatrecht (NIPR) 1993 No. 105 [126-134]; Ars Aequi 42 (1993) 207-208; Unilex database <http://www.unilex.info/case.cfm?pid=1&do=case&id=71&step=FullText>

Translation: Unavailable

CITATIONS TO COMMENTS ON DECISION

Dutch: De Boer, Ars Aequi 42 (1993) 207 [209-210]; van der Velden, Weekblad voor privaatrecht, notariaat en registratie (WPNR) 1994, 564; [1994] Polak, Weekbalad voor privaatrcht, noratiaat en registratie 643 [644-3.3]

English: De Boer, Towards a European Civil Code (1994) 51-63; Hudig-van Lennep, Nederlands Internationaal Privaatrecht (NIPR) 1995, 261[262]; [1995] Verhagen, Agency in PIL 118, 139, 196-197, 423-427

French: Gaudemet-Tallon, Revue critique de droit international privé 1994, 698 [703]; Witz, Les premières applications jurisprudentielles du droit uniforme de la vente internationale (L.G.D.J., Paris: 1995), 18 n.12, 81-82 n.9

German: Eberstein/Bacher in von Caemmerer/Schlechtriem, Kommentar zum Einheitlichen UN-Kaufrecht (2d ed. 1995) 667 n.10 [Art. 78]; Rammeloo, Praxis des internationalen Privat-und Verfahrensrechts (IPRax) 1994, 243-248

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