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CISG CASE PRESENTATION

Germany 16 October 1992 Appellate Court Köln (Computers case)
[Cite as: http://cisgw3.law.pace.edu/cases/921016g1.html]

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


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Case identification

DATE OF DECISION: 19921016 (16 October 1992)

JURISDICTION: Germany

TRIBUNAL: OLG Köln [OLG = Oberlandesgericht = Provincial Court of Appeal]

JUDGE(S): Unavailable

CASE NUMBER/DOCKET NUMBER: 19 U 118/92

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

CASE HISTORY: 1st instance LG Köln 14 February 1992 (90 O 288/90) [partly reversed] [CISG overlooked]

SELLER'S COUNTRY: Germany (plaintiff)

BUYER'S COUNTRY: France (defendant)

GOODS INVOLVED: Computers


Classification of issues present

APPLICATION OF CISG: No [Article 100]

APPLICABLE CISG PROVISIONS AND ISSUES

Key CISG provisions at issue: Article 100

Classification of issues using UNCITRAL classification code numbers:

100B1 [Applicability based on date of contract]

Descriptors: Applicability

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Editorial remarks

The court found the CISG inapplicable as the contract was concluded before it entered into force in Germany.

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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=90&step=Abstract>

CITATIONS TO TEXT OF DECISION

Original language (German): cisg-online.ch <http://www.cisg-online.ch/cisg/urteile/50.htm>; Versicherungsrecht (VersR) 1993, 63-66; Recht der Internationalen Wirtschaft (RIW) 1993, 143-144; Computer und Recht (1993) 211-213; Praxis des internationalen Privat- und Verfahrensrechts (IPRax) 1994, 210-213; Die deutsche Rechtsprechung auf dem Gebiete des internationalen Privatrechts im Jahre (IPRspr) 1992 No. 47 [96-98]; OLG Report Köln (1993) 59-61; Unilex database [excerpt] <http://www.unilex.info/case.cfm?pid=1&do=case&id=90&step=FullText>

Translation: Unavailable

CITATIONS TO COMMENTS ON DECISION

English: [2005] Schlechtriem & Schwenzer ed., Commentary on UN Convention on International Sale of Goods, 2d (English) ed., Oxford University Press, Intro.

French: Witz, Les premières applications jurisprudentielles du droit uniforme de la vente internationale (L.G.D.J., Paris 1995) 33 n.37, 51 n.2

German: Diedrich, Recht der Internationalen Wirtschaft (RIW) 1993, 758-760; Piltz, Praxis des internationalen Privat- und Verfahrensrechts (IPRax) 1994, 191-193

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