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Lex mercatoria material related to Article 14 CISG

For case citations, texts and other lex mercatoria material on intention to be bound:

  1. Go to the CENTRAL Transnational Law Database (TLDB).


    Click TLDB's "List of Lex Mercatoria Principles".

  2. Scroll to Chapter IV: Contract, Section 2: Conclusion of Contract, Principle No. IV.2.1 - Contractual consent.

    "A valid contractual consent requires that the parties intend to be legally bound and that they have sufficiently identified the terms of the contract with respect to the parties and the subject matter."

    The TLDB database provides annotations to this text. The TLDB annotations address Doctrine, Awards, Principles/Model Laws, Conventions, National Legislation.

Pace Law School Institute of International Commercial Law - Last updated January 28, 2003