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Reproduced with permission from Lando & Beale eds., Principles of European Contract Law: Parts I and II, Kluwer Law International (2000) and from The Commission on European Contract Law

PECL Abbrieviations

ABGBAllgemeines Bürgerliches Gesetzbuch (Austrian Civil Code)
A.C. Appeal Cases (1891-) Law Reports
ADC Annuario de Derecho Civil
AGBG German Unfair Contract Terms Act
A.L.J.R. Australian Law Journal Reports (1958-)
All E.R. All England Law Reports (1936-)
Alm. Del. Almindelig Del
Annal.dr. Annales de droit (1965-)
A.P. Areios Pagos (Greek Supreme Court in Civil Matters)
App.Cas. Appeal Cases (1875-1890) Law Reports
Ar. See RAJ, below
Arch.civ. Archivio civile
Arch.N. Archeio Nomologias
Arr.Cass. Arresten van het Hof van cassatie/Arrêts de Cassation
art(s). article(s)


B. [Bull.] Bulletin officiel des arrêts de la Cour de cassation
B. & Ald Barnewalk & Alderson's King's Bench Reports (1817-1822)
Bull. civ. Bulletin des arrêts de la Chambre Civile de la Cour de Cassation (1792-)
B.& S. Best & Smith's Queen's Bench Reports (1861-1865)
BB Betriebs-Berater
Beav. Beavan's Rolls Court Reports (1838-66)
Betr. Der Betrieb
BGB Bürgerliches Gesetzbuch (German Civil Code)
BGBl Bundesgesetzblatt (Ger.) Federal Law Gazette
BGH Bundesgerichtshof (German Supreme Court)
BGHZ Entscheidungen des Bundesgerichtshofs in Zivilsachen
B.I.B.D.C. Bulletin Institut Belge Droit Comparé
BMJ Boletim do Ministerio da Justica (Portugal)
Building L.R. Building Law Reports (U.K.)
BVerfG Bundesverfassungsgericht (German Federal Constitutional Court)
BW Burgerlijk Wetboek


C.A. Court of Appeal
Camb.L.J. Cambridge Law Journal (1921-)
Camp. Campbell's Nisi Prius Reports (1808-1816)
Cass. Cour de cassation (Belgium, France, Italy, Luxembourg)
Cass.civ.1 Cour de cassation (1st civil chamber)
Cass.civ.2 Cour de cassation (2nd civil chamber)
Cass.civ.3 Cour de cassation (3rd civil chamber)
Cass.com. Cour de cassation (Chambre commerciale et financière)
Cass.req. Cour de cassation (Chambre des requêtes)
Cass.soc. Cour de cassation (Chambre sociale)
CBns Common Bench (new series)
CC Civil Code (Belgium, France, Greece, Italy, Luxembourg, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland)
C.C.Proc. Code of Civil Procedure (Belgium, France, Germany, Greece, Portugal)
CDC Cuaternos de Derecho y Comercio
cf. confer
Chap. Chapter
Ch.App. Chancery Appeal Reports
Ch.D. Chancery Division (1875-1890) Law Reports
Ch. Chancery Division (1891-) Law Reports
CISG United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods
Civ. See Cass.Civ.
CJ Colectanea de jurisprudência (Portugal)
Cm Command Papers 6th series (1987-)
Cmnd. Command Papers 5th series (1957-86)
C.L.R. Commonwealth Law Reports (Australia)
Co. Company
Com. See Cass.com.
Comm.C. Commercial Code (Belgium, France, Spain, Portugal)
Corp. Corporation
C & P Carrington and Payne's Nisi Prius Reports (1823-1841)
C.P.D. Law Reports, Common Pleas Division (1875-1880)


D. Recueil Dalloz
D.H. Recueil hebdomadaire Dalloz (1924-1940)
diss. Dissertation
D.Jur. Répertoire Dalloz de juriprudence générale
D.L.R. Dominion Law Reports (Canada)
D.P. Dalloz périodique
Dr. & Sm Drewry & Smale's Vice-Chancellor's Reports (1860-1865)


E. & B. Ellis & Blackburn's Queen's Bench Reports (1852-58)
ECJ European Court of Justice
ECR European Court Reports
ed. edition
E & E Ellis & Ellis' Queens Bench Reports (1858-1861)
e.g. exempli gratia
EEN Ephimeris Hellinon Nomikon (Journal of Greek Jurists)
EKG Einheitliches Kaufgesetz ([Hague 1964] Uniform Law of Sales [ULIS])
Enc.giur. Enciclopedia giuridica
Enc.dir. Enciclopedia del diritto
END Epitheonissi Nautiliakon Dikaion (Review of Maritime Law)
E.R. English Reports
Erm.AK Commentary to the Greek Civil Code
Eur. T.S European Treaty Service
EvBl Evidenz blatt der Rechtsmittelentscheidung (pair of Österreichische Juristenzeitung)
EVHGB Verordnung zur Einführung handelsrechtlicher Vorschriften im Lande Österreich (Implementation of German Commercial Code in Austria in 1938, published RGBL 1938 I 1999)
Ex. Exchequer Reports
Exch. Exchequer Reports
Ex.D. Exchequer Division (Law Reports, 1875-1880)


F. Fraser, Session Cases, 5th series (1898-1906)
Fasc. Fascicule
ff. following
Foro It. Il Foro Italiano
F.Supp. Federal Supplement (United States, 1932-)


Gaz.Pal. Gazette du Palais
Giust.civ. Giustizia civile
GmbH Gesellschaft mit beschränkter Haftung


Harm. Harmenopoulos
HD Højesteretdomme (Danish Supreme Court)
H.L. House of Lords
Hell.Dni. Helliniki Dikaiosyni
HGB Handelsgesetzbuch (Austrian and German Commercial Codes)


ibid. ibidem
IECL International Encyclopedia of Comparative Law
I.H. Inner House of Court of Session
I.L.R.M. Irish Law Reports Monthly (1981-)
I.L.T.R. Irish Law Times Reports (1867-)
I.R. Irish Reports (1894-)
Ir.Jur.Rep. Irish Jurist Reports (1935-)
I.R.L:R. Industrial Relations Law Reports (1972-)


J. Mr. Justice (Judge of English High Court)
JBl Jurische Blätten (Austria)
J.C.B./B.R.H. Jurisprudence Commerciale de Bruxelles/ Belgische Rechtsraak in Handelzaken
J.Cl. Jurisclasseur
J.Cl.civ. Jurisclasseur (civil cases)
J.C.P. Jurisclasseur periodique - Semaine juridique
J.L. Jurisprudence de la Cour d'Appel de Liègev
J.T. Journal des Tribunaux
J.Cl.Resp.Civ Jurisclasseur Responsabilité Civile
J.P.A R.M.A. Jurisprudence du Port d'Anvers/ rechtspraak van de Haven van Antwerp


K.B. King's Bench Division (1891-) Law Reports
KKO Korkein oikens (Finland)
KSchG Austrian Consumer Protection Act of 8 March 1979


Law Q.R. Law Quarterly Review (1885-)
lit. litera
L.J. Lord Justice (Judge of English Court of Appeal)
L.J.Ch. Law Journal Reports, Chancery Division (1883-1949)
L.J.K.B. Law Journal Reports, King's Bench Division (1883-1949)
Lloyd's Rep. Lloyd's List Reports (1951-)
LM Lindenmaier-Möhring Nachschlagewerk des Bundesgerichtshofes (German Supreme Court)
loc.cit. loco citato
L.R. Law Reports (1865-)
Ltd. Limited


Mass.Foro It Massimario de Foro Italiano
Mer. Merivale (1815-1817)
Mich.L.Rev. Michigan Law Review (1902-)
Modern L.R. Modern Law Review (1937-)


NBW Nieuw Nederlands Burgerlijk Wetboek
N.C.P.C. Nouveau Code de Procedure Civile
ND Neon Dikaion (New Law)
n. note
Ned.Jur. Nederlandse Juresprudentie
NJA Nytt Juridiskt Arkiv (Swedish Supreme Court Annual, 1874-)
NJW Neue Juristische Wochenschrift
no. number
NoB Nomiko Vima
NV Naamloze vennootschap


ÖBA Österreichisches Bankar
obs. observation
OGH Oberster Gerichtshof (Austrian Supreme Court)
O.H. Outer House of Court of Session
O.J.E.C. Official Journal of the European Communities
OLG Oberlandesgericht (German Court of Appeal)
OLGE Entscheidungen der Oberlandesgerichte
op.cit. opus ciratum
Ord. Ordonnance


P. Pacific Reporter
p. page(s)
Pa. Pennsylvania
para. paragraph
Pas. Pasicrisie (Belgium, Luxembourg)
P.D. Probate Division (1875-1890) Law Reports
Principles The Principles of European Contract Law


Q.B. Queen's Bench Division (1891-) Law Reports
Q.B.D. Queen's Bench Division (1875-1890) Law Reports


R Rettie's Session Cases (Scotland, 1873-98)
RabelZ Rabels Zeitschrift für ausländisches und internationales Privatrecht
RAJ Reperteri Aranzandi de Jurisprudencia (Spanish Supreme Court)
R.C.J.B. Revue Critiques de Jurisprudence Belge
RDC/TBH Revue de droit commercial/ Tijdschrift voor Belgisch Handelsrecht
RDIDC Revue de droit international et du droit comparé
ref(s). reference(s)
Rel. Tribunal da Relaçã (Portugese Court of Appeal)
Rep.Droit civ. Répertoire Dalloz de droit civil
Resp.civ.prev. Responsabilità civile a prevdenza
Rev. Revuev
Rev.crt.d.i.p. Revue critique de droit international privé
Rev.trim.dr.civ. Revue trimestrielle de droit civil
RG Reichsgericht (German Supreme Court 1871-1945)
RGDC/TBBR Revue générale des droit civil/ Tijdschrift voor Belgisch Burgerlijk Recht
RGRK Reichsgerichtsräte-Kommentar zum Bürgerlichen Gesetzbuch
RGZ Entscheidungen des Reichsgerichts in Zivilsachen
Riv.Cir.Tra. Rivista Circulazione e Trasporti
Riv.dir.comm. Rivista del diritto commerciale 1903-
Rn. Randnummer
ROHG Reichsoberhandelsgericht (German Commercial Supreme Court (-1871)
ROHGE Entscheidungen des Reichsoberhandelsgerichts
Rob. Robinson's Scottish Appeal Cases (1840-41)
RPD Revista de Derecho Privado
RPfleger Der Rechtspfleger
R.W. Rechtskundig Weekblad
RZ Österreichische Richterzeitung
Rz Randzeichen


S. Recueil Sirey
S. Shaw's cases (Scotland)
s. section(s)
SA Société Anonyme
S.C. Session Cases
Sch. Schedule(s)
SCLR Scottish Civil Law Reports
sent. sentence(s)
seq. sequentia
Sh.Ct. Sheriff Court
SGA Sale of Goods Act
SI Statutory Instrument (U.K.)
SLT Scots Law Times
Som. Sommaire
StGB Strafgesetzbuch (Austrian Criminal Codes)
STJ Supremo Tribunal de Justiça (Portugese Supreme Court)
SZ Sammlung der Entscheidungen des Östereichischen Obersten Gerichtshofes in Zivil- und Justizverwaltungssachen


TBH/RDC Tijdschrift voor Belgisch Handelsrecht/Revue de droit commerciale
TBBR/RGDC Tijdschrift voor Belgisch Burgerlijk Recht/Revue générale de droit civil
Th. Thesis
T.L.R. Times Law Reports
TPR Tijdschrift voor Privaatrecht
T.S. Tribunale Supremo
Trib. Tribunal
Trib. comm. Tribunal de commerce


UCC Uniform Commercial Code (United States)
U.f.R. Ugeskrift for Retsvæsen (Denmark)
ULIS Uniform Law on the International Sale of Goods
Unidroit Unidroit Principles of International Commercial Contracts
Univ. University
unrep. Unreported


v. versus
VersR Versicherungsrecht
Vol. Volume


WBl Wirtschaftsrechtliche Blätter (Austria)
W.L.R. Weekly Law Reports
W.M. Wertpapier-Mitteilungen


Yale L.J. Yale Law Journal (1891-)
Y.C.A. Yearbook of Commercial Arbitration


ZPO Zivilprozeßordnung (Austria and Germany)


Pace Law School Institute of International Commercial Law - Last updated December 4, 2000
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