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MAA seminar announcement

The Willem C. Vis Moot Alumni Association (MAA) announces a seminar on Issues on the CISG Horizon.

   -    Date: 2 April 2009;
   -    Location: Vienna.

The Conference is in Honour of Peter Schlechtriem (1933-2007). It will feature presentations by Camilla Baasch Andersen, Franco Ferrari, Harry Flechtner, Lorraine de Germiny, John Gotanda, Pascal Hachem, Peter Huber, Joshua Karton, Albert Kritzer, Djakhongir Saidov, Ulrich Schroeter, Ingeborg Schwenzer, and Lisa Spagnolo.

Cases and case translations added to database in March 2009
[new material identified in red]

NETHERLANDS 25 February 2009 Rechtsbank [District Court] Rotterdam (Fresh-Life International B.V. v. Cobana Fruchtring GmbH & Co., KG). Art. 7

ITALY 16 February 2009 Tribunale di Forli [District Court] (Cisterns and accessories case). Arts. 3, 4, 6, 7, 30, 33, 35, 38, 39, 46, 53 [translation added]

NETHERLANDS 16 January 2009 Rechtsbank [District Court] Breda (Watermelon case). Arts. 6, 7, 11, 35, 36, 38, 39, 40, 44, 74, 78 [translation added]

GERMANY 14 January 2009 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] München. Arts. 2, 3, 8, 14, 18

SWITZERLAND 16 December 2008 Bundesgerichtshof [Federal Supreme Court] (Laser microjet case). Arts. 2, 3, 66, 67 [translation added]

SLOVAK REPUBLIC 24 November 2008 District Court Dolny Kubin (Painting case). Arts. 53, 78 [translation added]

SWITZERLAND 19 November 2008 Bundesgericht [Supreme Court]. Art. 45

GERMANY 18 November 2008 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Brandenburg (Beer case). Arts. 7, 8, 25, 45, 53, 63, 64, 73, 74, 78, 79, 81 [translation added]

NETHERLANDS 29 October 2008 Rechtsbank [District Court] Zutphen (Triline International S.r.l v. Alcoa Nederland B.V.). Arts. [-]

SLOVAK REPUBLIC 28 October 2008 Supreme Court (Wafers case). Arts. 14, 18, 74, 77, 88 [translation added]

SLOVAK REPUBLIC 15 October 2008 Regional Court Nitra (Potatoes case). Arts. [-] [translation added]

FRANCE 16 September 2008 Cour de cassation [Supreme Court] (Société SIAC v Agrico). Arts. 38, 39, 40 [translation added]

GERMANY 27 August 2008 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Thüringer-Jena (Laser system case). Arts. 14, 18

SLOVAK REPUBLIC 8 July 2008 District Court Dunajska Streda. Arts. [-] [translation added]

CZECH REPUBLIC 25 June 2008 Supreme Court (Manufactured paint case). Arts 18, 55 [translation added]

SLOVAK REPUBLIC 19 June 2008 Supreme Court (Health care products case). Arts. 4, 7, 8, 9, 18, 58, 59 [translation added]

SLOVAK REPUBLIC 17 June 2008 District Court Dolny Kubin. Arts. 11, 58, 78 [translation added]

SLOVAK REPUBLIC 30 April 2008 Supreme Court (Health care products case). Arts.4, 7, 8, 9, 58, 59 [translation added]

SLOVAK REPUBLIC 29 April 2008 District Court Banska Bystrica (Timber case). Arts. 30, 53, 59, 78 [translation added]

SLOVAK REPUBLIC 7 March 2008 District Court Banska Bystrica (Fruit and vegetables case). Arts. 30, 53, 59, 61, 62, 78 [translation added]

SLOVAK REPUBLIC 22 February 2008 District Court Banska Bystrica (Large capacity bags case). Arts. 30, 53 [translation added]

SLOVAK REPUBLIC 6 December 2007 District Court Dolny Kubin (Plastic pipes case). Arts. 53, 78 [translation added]

SLOVAK REPUBLIC 29 October 2007 District Court Bardejov (Glass chaton case). Arts. 7, 11, 30, 59, 78 [translation added]

SLOVAK REPUBLIC 18 October 2007 District Court Brezno (Office supplies case). Arts. 53, 59 [translation added]

SLOVAK REPUBLIC 10 October 2007 Regional Court Bratislava (Spare parts case). Arts. 6, 84 [translation added]

SWITZERLAND 6 September 2007 Kantonsgericht [District Court] Appenzel Ausserhoden. Arts. 2, 38, 39, 49, 58, 59, 78

GERMANY 2 July 2007 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Köln (Cutter head case). Arts. 7, 8, 9, 38, 39, 43, 61, 62, 74

SLOVAK REPUBLIC 15 December 2006 District Court Galanta. Arts. 7(2), 53, 78 [translation added]

SLOVAK REPUBLIC 26 October 2006 Supreme Court (Textile goods case). Arts. [-] [translation added]

GERMANY 29 June 2006 Landgericht [District Court] Gera (Laser system case). Arts. 2, 8, 9, 18, 57 [translation added]

SLOVAK REPUBLIC 27 June 2006 District Court Nitra (Children's equipment case). Arts. 7(2), 11, 30, 31(1)(a), 54, 59, 78 [translation added]

SLOVAK REPUBLIC 11 October 2005 Regional Court Bratislava (Fur case). Arts. 4, 7, 63 [translation added]

CHINA 24 May 2005 Shanghai No. 2 Intermediate People's Court [District Court] (Medical products case). Art. 30 [translation added]

SWITZERLAND 11 September 2003 Obergericht [Appellate Court] Thurgau (Marble slab case). Arts. 2(a), 6 [translation added]

CHINA 23 June 2003 Shanghai No. 1 Intermediate People's Court [District Court] (Cashmere sweater case). Arts. [-]

SPAIN 11 March 2002 Audiencia Provincial [Appellate Court] Barcelona (Chip protection label case). Arts. 86, 87 [translation added]

Texts of commentaries added to database in March 2009

BRAND, Ronald A. [U.S.]

2009. The European Magnet and the U.S. Centrifuge: Ten Selected Private International Law Developments of 2008, ILSA Journal of International & Comparative Law, Vol. 15, No. 2, U. of Pittsburgh Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2009-01 (January 2009), abstract and link to text available at <http://ssrn.com/abstract=1323854>

KOTRUSZ, Juraj [Slovak Republic]

2008. Gap-Filling of the CISG by the UNIDROIT Principles of International Commercial Contracts (December 2008) 44 p.

LENDEN, Webb

2004. International BBB Ratings a la eBay: A Proposal for an Improved Online Better Business Bureau to Facilitate International Business Transactions, 35 California Western International Law Journal, No. 127 (2004), abstract and link to text available at <http://ssrn.com/abstract=1092453> [includes discussion of CISG as the UN's "default adjudicative recourse for international B2B disputes]

LESTRADE, Edward

2008. Trading with the USA and the UN Convention for the International Sale of Goods, European News Letter, Thomson/Reuters (July 2008), abstract and link to text available at <http://ssrn.com/abstract=1306204>

MAGNUS, Ulrich [Germany]

2008. Incorporation of Standard Contract Terms under the CISG, in: Camilla B. Andersen / Ulrich G. Schroeter eds., Sharing International Law across National Boundaries: Festschrift for Albert H. Kritzer on the Occasion of his Eightieth Birthday, Wildy, Simmonds & Hill Publishing (2008) 303-325

MAK, Vanessa

2009. Performance-oriented remedies in European sale of goods law, Hart Pub. (2009) 222 p. Click here for Introduction to this text.

MARTIN, Charles [U.S.]

2008. The Electronic Contracts Convention, the CISG, and New Sources of E-Commerce Law, 16 Tulane Journal of International & Comparative Law, No. 2 (Spring 2008) 467-503, abstract and link to text available at <http://ssrn.com/abstract=1120333>

MARTIN-DAVIDSON, Susan J. [U.S.]

2008. Selling Goods Internationally: The Scope of the 1980 United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG) (5 September 2008) 48 p., abstract and link to text available at <http://ssrn.com/abstract=1264032>

MARTINEZ CAÑELLAS, Anselmo N. [Spain]

2008. La Interpretación Jurisprudencial de la Convención de Viena sobre Compraventa Internacional de Mercaderías - Especial Consideración a la Jurisprudencia Española [Spanish and International Judicial Interpretation of CISG - in Spanish] (June 2008) 34 p., abstract and link to text available at <http://ssrn.com/abstract=1147388>

MAZZACANO, Peter [Canada]

2008. The Lex Mercatoria as Autonomous Law, CLEA 2008 Meetings Paper, CLPE Research Paper No. 29/2008 (September 2008) 14 p., abstract and link to text available at <http://ssrn.com/abstract=1137629>

PEOPLES, Leo F. [U.S.]

2006. Strategies and Sources for International Legal Research, 66 Consumer Finance Law Quarterly Report (2/2006) 412-423, abstract and link to text available at <http://ssrn.com/abstract=779085>

REICH, Arie [Israel]

2008. International Sales Transactions - A Series of Simulated Negotiation and Drafting Exercises (2008) 6 p., abstract and link to text available at <http://ssrn.com/abstract=1114482>

RODRIGUEZ FERNANDEZ, Maximiliano [Colombia]

2008. Concepto y alcance del deber de mitigar el daño en el derecho internacional de los contratos [The Duty to Mitigate in International Contracts - in Spanish], Revista de Derecho Privado N. 15, Universidad Externado de Colombia (2008) 95 et seq.

SONO, Hiroo [Japan]

2008. The Applicability of the CISG to Software Transactions, in: Camilla B. Andersen / Ulrich G. Schroeter eds., Sharing International Law across National Boundaries: Festschrift for Albert H. Kritzer on the Occasion of his Eightieth Birthday, Wildy, Simmonds & Hill Publishing (2008) 512-526

THAM, Chee Ho

2008. Book review: Djakhonghir Saidov / Ralph Cunningham, eds., Contract Damages: Domestic and International Perspectives, published in May 2008 (31 December 2008), abstract and link to text of review available at <http://ssrn.com/abstract=1346266>

TWIGG-FLESNER, Christian

2009. Fit for Purpose? The Proposals on Sales, in: G. Howells / R. Schulze eds., Modernising and Harmonising Consumer Contract Law, Sellier (March 2009), abstract and link to text available at <http://ssrn.com/abstract=1342702>

WEISZBERG, Guillaume [France]

2009. Vingt ans d'interprétation et de comblement des lacunes dans la Convention internationale de vente de merchandise du 11 avril 1980 [Paper on Article 7 CISG - in French], 16 p.

ZAMIR, Eyal [Israel]

2007. The Missing Interest: Restoration of the Contractual Equivalence, 93 Virginia Law Review (2007) 59-138, abstract and link to text available at <http://ssrn.com/abstract=893792>

Citations to be added to database bibliography

BORTOLOTTI, Fabio

2008. Drafting and Negotiating International Commercial Contracts: A Practical Guide, ICC Publication No. 671 (2008 edition) 471 p.

CARMODY, Chios C

2007. The Harmonization of International Commercial Contracting: Canadian Experience with the CISG (12 October 2007), abstract available at <http://ssrn.com/abstract=1273258>

COLLINS, Hugh [U.K.]

2008. The European Civil Code: The Way Forward, Studies in European Law and Policy: Cambridge University Press (2008) 267 p.

COLLINS, Hugh [U.K.] ed.

2008. Standard Contract Terms in Europe: A Basis for and a Challenge to European Contract Law, Wolters Kluwer Law & Business (2008) 289 p. [Essays by Guido Alpa (Standard Contract Terms: The Role of the Courts and Moral Persuasion by Independent Authorities); Cristina Amato (Unfair Contract Terms in Search of Harmonization); Christian Armbrüster (Standard Contract Terms and Information Rules); Fabrizio Cafaggi (Self-Regulation in European Contract Law); Hugh Collins (The Directive on Unfair Contract Terms: Implementation, Effectiveness and Harmonization); Caroline Cauffman (Standard Clauses and Unilateral Promises); Annick De Boeck & Mark Van Hoecke (The Interpretation of Standard Clauses in European Contract Law); Aristides N. Hatzis (An Offer You Cannot Negotiate: Some Thoughts on the Economics of Standard Form Consumer Contracts); Hans W. Miklitz (Some Reflections on Cassis de Dijon and the Control of Unfair Contract Terms in Consumer Contracts); Maria Rosaria Maugeri (The Rules Applicable When Standard Contract Terms Are Avoided and Contracts with Inequality of Bargaining Power: Construction of a Unitary Model of Invalidity or a Plurality of Models?); Marion Träger (Party Autonomy and Social Justice in Member States and EC Regulation: A Survey of Theory and Practice); Raffaele Volante (Standard Contract Terms and Financial Contracts); Simon Whittaker (On the Development of European Standard Contract Terms)]

DiMATTEO, Larry A. [U.S.]

2009. International Sales Law: Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods, in: Apphen aan den Rijn, The Law of International Contracting, Netherlands: Wolters Kluwer (2009) 183-267

DiMATTEO, Larry A. [U.S.]

2009. Law of International Contracting, 2d ed., Wolters Kluwer (2009) 633 p.

FLECHTNER, Harry M. [U.S.]

2009. Selected Issues Relating to the CISG's Scope of Application, presentation at seminar: "Issues on the CISG Horizon", Vienna (2 April 2009)

GABRIEL, Henry D. [U.S.]

2009. Contracts for the Sale of Goods: A Comparison of U.S. and International Terms, 2d ed., Oxford University Press (2009) 437 p.

GOTANDA, John Y. [U.S.]

2009. When Recessions Create Windfalls: The Problems of Using Domestic Law to Fix Interest Rates Under Article 78 CISG, Gedenkschrift for Peter Schlechtriem, 2009. Villanova Law/Public Policy Research Paper No. 2009-03 (27 February 2009), abstract available at <http://ssrn.com/abstract=134998>

GRUBER, Urs Peter

2009. The Convention on the International Sale of Goods in Arbitration, International Business Law Journal, No. 1 (2009) 15-34

HOWELLS, Geraint / SCHULZE, Reiner eds.

2009. Modernising and Harmonising Consumer Contract Law, Sellier (March 2009) 322 p. [papers presented at January 2009 conference at Manchester University]

JANSSEN, André / MEYER, Olaf

2009. CISG Methodology, Sellier European Law Publishers (March 2009) 409 p.

JUNGEMEYER, Sebastian

2009. Kaufvertragliche Durchgriffsrechte in grenzüberschreitenden Lieferketten und ihr Verhältnis zum einheitlichen UN-Kaufrecht [ - in German], Thesis, Bielefeld Univ., JWV, Jenaer Wiss. Vert.-Ges (2009) 313 p.

KREMER, Ralf B.

2009. Das Persönlichkeitsrecht - Geistiges Eigentum im Sinne des Art. 42 CISG? [The Legal Personality: Intellectual property within the meaning of Art. 42 CISG? - in German], Thesis, Bielefeld Univ., Sellier Eurpean Law Publishers (2009) 247 p.

KRÖLL, Stefan M. / MISTELIS, Loukas / PERALES VISCASILLAS, Pilar

2009. CISG - The UN-Convention on the International Sale of Goods. Commentary, München: Beck (2009) 1,200 p.

LEHMANN, K.

2006. The United Nations Convention on the International Sale of Goods: Should South Africa Accede?, 18 South African Mercantile Law Journal (2006) 317-328

MAK, Vanessa

2009. Performance-oriented remedies in European sale of goods law, Hart Pub. (2009) 222 p.

REINICKE, Dietrich / TIEDTKE, Klaus

2009. Kaufrecht: einschliesslich Abzahlungsgeschäfte, Allgemeine Geschäftsbedingungen, Eigentumsvorbehalt, Factoring, Fernabsatzverträge und elektronischer Geschäftsverkehr, finanzierte Kaufverträge, Haustürgeschäfte, Leasing, Pool-Vereinbarungen, Produzenthaftung, Teilzeit-Wohnrechteverträge (Time-Sharing), UN-Kaufrecht und Verbrauchsgüterkaufverträge [ - in German], Köln / Berlin / Bonn / München: Heymann (2009) 763 p.

ROSENHÄGER, Philipp

2009. Vertragsklauseln zur Rügeobliegenheit nach deutschem und UN Anleitung zur Vertragsgestaltung [ - in German], Hamburg: Igel Verlag GmbH (2009) 95 p.

SAMBUGARO, Giulia

2009. Incorporation of Standard Contract Terms and the "Battle of Forms" under the Vienna Sales Convention (CISG), International Business Law Journal, No. 1 (2009) 69-79

SILLER, Christian

2009. Internationales UN-Kaufrecht: Das Recht in Fragen und Antworten sowie in Praxisfällen und Lösungen [ - in German], Bremen: CT Salzwasser-Verl. (2009) 167 p.


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