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Austria 27 May 1997 Supreme Court
[Cite as: http://cisgw3.law.pace.edu/cases/970527a3.html]

Primary source(s) of information for case presentation: CISG-Austria website

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Case identification

DATE OF DECISIONS: 19970527 (27 May 1997)

JURISDICTION: Austria

TRIBUNAL: Oberster Gerichtshof [Supreme Court]

JUDGE(S): Dr. Klinger (presiding judge), Dr. Floßmann, Dr. Adamovic, Dr. Baumann, Dr. Hradil

CASE NUMBER/DOCKET NUMBER: 5 Ob 538/95

CASE NAME: Austrian case citations do not generally identify parties to proceedings

CASE HISTORY: 1st instance Landesgericht Linz [a regional court] (GZ 2 Cg 367/93-44) 20 May 1994; 2d instance Oberlandesgericht Linz [an appellate court] (GZ 6 R 152/94-50) 19 January 1995

SELLER'S COUNTRY: Netherlands

BUYER'S COUNTRY: Austria

GOODS INVOLVED: [ - ]


Classification of issues present

APPLICATION OF CISG: CISG not applicable

APPLICABLE CISG PROVISIONS AND ISSUES

Key CISG provisions at issue: Discussion of Articles 11, 38, 39, 82 ULIS; see CISG Articles 38 ; 39 ; 74

Classification of issues using UNCITRAL classification code numbers:

Unavailable

Descriptors: Unavailable

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Editorial remarks

Excerpt from analysis of Austrian case law by Willibald Posch & Thomas Petz*

        * "Austrian Cases on the UN Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods", 6 Vindobona Journal of International Commercial Law and Arbitration (2002) 1-24, at 4-5.

"[T]he Austrian Supreme Court had to apply the private international law clause of Article 1(1)(b) CISG to a case that concerned a contract between an Austrian buyer and a Dutch seller. Since the contract had been concluded in November 1989, at a time when only Austria was already a Contracting State, the characteristic performance test of 36 of the Austrian Private International Law Act led to the application of Dutch domestic law viz. the Hague Conventions on Uniform Sales Law which were still in force in the Netherlands at the time of the conclusion of the contract."

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Citations to case abstracts, texts, and commentaries

CITATIONS TO ABSTRACTS OF DECISION

(a) UNCITRAL abstract: Unavailable

(b) Other abstracts

Unavailable

CITATIONS TO TEXT OF DECISION

Original language (German): CISG-Austria website <http://www.cisg.at/5_53895.htm>; [1997] Östereichisches Recht der Wirtschaft (RdW) 594

Translation: Unavailable

CITATIONS TO COMMENTS ON DECISION

English: Willibald Posch & Thomas Petz, 6 Vindobona Journal of International Commercial Law and Arbitration (2002) 1-24, at 4-5 [English translation of German commentary cited below] [Go to these commentaries for an excellent comprehensive analysis of Austrian case law on the CISG]; CISG-AC advisory opinion on Examination of the Goods and Notice of Non-Conformity [7 June 2004] (this case and related cases cited in addendum to opinion)

German: Willibald Posch & Ulfried Terlitza, Internationales Handelsrecht (2001) 47-56, at relevant page

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