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CISG CASE PRESENTATION

ICC Arbitration Case No. 9187 of June 1999 (Coke case) [English text]
[Cite as: http://cisgw3.law.pace.edu/cases/999187i1.html]

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Case identification

DATE OF DECISION: 19990600 (June 1999)

JURISDICTION: Arbitration ; ICC

TRIBUNAL: Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce

JUDGE(S): Unavailable

CASE NUMBER/DOCKET NUMBER: 9187 of June 1999

CASE NAME: Unavailable

CASE HISTORY: Unavailable

SELLER'S COUNTRY: Unavailable (respondent)

BUYER'S COUNTRY: Germany (claimant)

GOODS INVOLVED: Coke


Classification of issues present

APPLICATION OF CISG: Yes. In choosing Swiss law the parties thereby also chose the CISG, which is part of that legal system.

APPLICABLE CISG PROVISIONS AND ISSUES

Key CISG provisions at issue: Articles 6 ; 8 ; 36(1) ; 39 ; 44 ; 74 ; 77 ; 78 [Also cited: Articles 25 ; 30 ; 35(1) ; 38 ; 40 ; 45 ; 46 ; 49 ; 79 ]

Classification of issues using UNCITRAL classification code numbers:

6B [Choice of law of Contracting State: choice of Convention];

8A [Intent of party making statement or engaging in conduct];

36A2 [Conformity determined as of time when risk passes to buyer: seller responsible when lack of conformity becomes apparent later];

39A [Requirement to notify seller of lack of conformity: buyer must notify seller within reasonable time];

44A [Excuse for failure to notify pursuant to art. 39(1) & art. 43(1)];

74A ; 74B [General rules for measuring damages: loss suffered as consequence of breach; Outer limits of damages: foreseeability of loss];

77A [Obligations to take reasonable measures to mitigate damages];

78B [Rate of interest]

Descriptors: Choice of law ; Intent ; Lack of conformity notice, timeliness ; Excuse ; Passage of Risk ; Damages ; Foreseeability of damages ; Mitigation of loss ; Interest

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Editorial remarks

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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=466&step=Abstract>

CITATIONS TO TEXT OF DECISION

Original language (English): ICC International Court of Arbitration Bulletin [ICAB], Vol. 11/No. 2 (Fall 2000) 93-103; cisg-online.ch website <http://www.cisg-online.ch/cisg/urteile/705.htm>; Unilex database <http://www.unilex.info/case.cfm?pid=1&do=case&id=466&step=FullText>

Translation: Unavailable

CITATIONS TO COMMENTS ON DECISION

English: van Houtte, ICAB (Fall 2000) 24 n.10 [choice of law], 28 n.47 [intent]; 29 n.56 [conformity of goods], 29 n.60 and 30 n.62 [inspection and notification], 33 n.88 [burden of proof]; 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); [2004] S.A. Kruisinga, (Non-)conformity in the 1980 UN Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods: a uniform concept?, Intersentia at 114, 120, 185; [2005] Schlechtriem & Schwenzer ed., Commentary on UN Convention on International Sale of Goods, 2d (English) ed., Oxford University Press, Art. 38 para. 10 Art. 40 para. 6 Art. 74 para. 22; Schwenzer & Fountoulakis ed., International Sales Law, Routledge-Cavendish (2007) at pp. 304, 344

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