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Article 50

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UNCITRAL Digest cases for Article 50 plus added cases for this Article

UNCITRAL has identified relevant cases in Digests containing case annotations for each article of the CISG. UNCITRAL cites 30 cases in its 2012 Digest of Art. 50 case law:

Australia        2           ICC   1 United States      2         
Austria   2 Russian Federation     2                       
Belgium   1 Spain      3                       
Germany      13 Switzerland        4 TOTAL   30         
                      

Presented below is a composite list of Art. 50 cases reporting UNCITRAL Digest cases and other Art. 50 cases. All cases are listed in chronological sequence, commencing with the most recent. Asterisks identify the cases cited in the 2008 and 2012 UNCITRAL Digests, commencing with the 24 October 2008 citation reported below. Cases are coded to the UNCITRAL Thesaurus.

English texts and full-text English translations of cases are provided as indicated. In most instances researchers can also access UNCITRAL abstracts and link to Unilex abstracts and full-text original-language case texts sourced from Internet websites and other data, including commentaries by scholars to the extent available.
 

Switzerland 2 April 2015 Bundesgericht 50A
 

Netherlands 6 November 2013 Rechtbank Gelderland 50A

Germany 1 November 2013 Appellate Court Schleswig (Pipe tubes case)

Netherlands 6 August 2013 Appellate Court 's-Hertogenbosch (Wooden plate cases)

Germany 3 June 2013 Appellate Court Koblenz (Ice cream case)

France 30 April 2013 Appellate Court Reims (Light chains case)
 

Netherlands 4 December 2012 Appellate Court Leeuwarden (Camera systems case)

Switzerland 16 July 2012 Federal Supreme Court (Spinning Plant case)

France 24 May 2012 Appellate Court d’Aix-en-Provence (Citrus case) 50A

Switzerland 17 April 2012 Federal Supreme Court (EAS tags case) 50A

United States 21 March 2012 Federal District Court [Illinois] (Car amplifiers case)

Spain 8 March 2012 Appellate Court Barcelona (Rotating bioreactors) 50C ; 50C2

Switzerland 17 January 2012 Kantonsgericht Luzern (Machine case) 50A ; 50B ; 50C
 

Russia 3 October 2011 Federal Arbitration Court of the North Caucasus Area, Krasnodar

France 13 September 2011 Supreme Court (Production Line case)

Netherlands 1 June 2011 [Court of First Instance] Rotterdam (Indice SL v. Defendant) 50A
 

Spain 29 September 2010 Provincial High Court Asturias (Anchovies case)

Australia 28 September 2010 Federal Court of Australia (Castel Electronics Pty. Ltd. v. Toshiba Singapore Pte. Ltd.) 50A ; 50B ; 50C [editorial comments available]

Germany 9 July 2010 OLG Düsseldorf (Orange juice case) 50A ; 50B ; 50C

Netherlands 19 January 2010 Gerechtshof [Appellate Court] Arnhem (Frutas Caminito Sociedad Cooperativa Valenciana v. Groente-En Friuthandel Heemskerk B.V.)
 

Australia 4 November 2009 Supreme Court of New South Wales (Guang Dong Zhi Gao Australia Pty Limited v Fortuna Network Pty Limited)

Germany 29 October 2009 Landgericht [District Court] Stuttgart (Artificial turf case) 50A [translation available]

Spain 6 July 2009 Audiencia de Alicante (Aluminum cans case)

Germany 19 May 2009 Landgericht [District Court] München (Flowers case)

France 7 May 2009 Appellate Court Aix-en-Provence (Production line case)

Spain 24 March 2009 Audiencia Provincial [Appellate Court] Barcelona (Cuttlefish case) [translation available]

Slovak Republic 24 February 2009 District Court in Komarno (Potatoes case) 50B [translation available]

Netherlands 19 January 2009 [Court of Appeal] Arnhem (Appellant v. Frutas Caminito Sociedad Cooperativa Valenciana)

Greece 2009 Decision 2282/2009 of the Multi-Member Court of First Instance of Athens (Movable goods case) [editorial analysis available]

Greece 2009 Decision 4505/2009 of the Multi-Member Court of First Instance of Athens (Bullet proof vest case) [editorial analysis available]

Greece 2009 Decision 8161/2009 of the Single-Member Court of First Instance of Athens (Mops case) [editorial analysis available]
 

Netherlands 5 November 2008 Rechtsbank [District Court] Arnhem (Baufix Holz- und Bauetechnik GmbH v. Eurovite Nederland)

* Australia 24 October 2008 Federal Court [South Australia District] (Hannaford v Australian Farmlink Pty Ltd) 50A

Serbia 29 August 2008 Foreign Trade Court attached to the Serbian Chamber of Commerce (Hisex Hen case) 50A

Germany 31 March 2008 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Stuttgart (Automobile case) [translation available]

Netherlands 27 February 2008 Rechtbank [District Court] Zutphen (Frutas Caminito Sociedad Cooperativa Valenciana v. Groente-En Fruithandel Heemskerk BV) [abstract available]

Germany 25 January 2008 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Hamburg (Café inventory case) [translation available]

Greece 2008 Decision 43945/2007 of the Single-Member Court of First Instance of Thessalonica (Clothes case) [editorial analysis available]
 

United States 21 March 2012 Federal District Court [Illinois] (Car amplifiers case)
 

France 13 September 2011 Supreme Court (Production Line case)
 

Spain 29 September 2010 Provincial High Court Asturias (Anchovies case)

Australia 28 September 2010 Federal Court of Australia (Castel Electronics Pty. Ltd. v. Toshiba Singapore Pte. Ltd.) 50A ; 50B ; 50C [editorial comments available]

Germany 9 July 2010 OLG Düsseldorf (Orange juice case) 50A ; 50B ; 50C

Germany 22 April 2010 OLG Koblenz (White wine case)

Netherlands 19 January 2010 Gerechtshof [Appellate Court] Arnhem (Frutas Caminito Sociedad Cooperativa Valenciana v. Groente-En Friuthandel Heemskerk B.V.)
 

Australia 4 November 2009 Supreme Court of New South Wales (Guang Dong Zhi Gao Australia Pty Limited v Fortuna Network Pty Limited)

Germany 29 October 2009 Landgericht [District Court] Stuttgart (Artificial turf case) 50A [translation available]

Spain 6 July 2009 Audiencia de Alicante (Aluminum cans case)

Germany 19 May 2009 Landgericht [District Court] München (Flowers case)

France 7 May 2009 Appellate Court Aix-en-Provence (Production line case)

Spain 24 March 2009 Audiencia Provincial [Appellate Court] Barcelona (Cuttlefish case) [translation available]

Slovak Republic 24 February 2009 District Court in Komarno (Potatoes case) 50B [translation available]

Greece 2009 Decision 2282/2009 of the Multi-Member Court of First Instance of Athens (Movable goods case) [editorial analysis available]

Greece 2009 Decision 4505/2009 of the Multi-Member Court of First Instance of Athens (Bullet proof vest case) [editorial analysis available]

Greece 2009 Decision 8161/2009 of the Single-Member Court of First Instance of Athens (Mops case) [editorial analysis available]
 

Netherlands 5 November 2008 Rechtsbank [District Court] Arnhem (Baufix Holz- und Bauetechnik GmbH v. Eurovite Nederland)

Australia 24 October 2008 Federal Court [South Australia District] (Hannaford v Australian Farmlink Pty Ltd) 50A

Serbia 29 August 2008 Foreign Trade Court attached to the Serbian Chamber of Commerce (Hisex Hen case) 50A

Germany 31 March 2008 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Stuttgart (Automobile case) [translation available]

Netherlands 27 February 2008 Rechtbank [District Court] Zutphen (Frutas Caminito Sociedad Cooperativa Valenciana v. Groente-En Fruithandel Heemskerk BV) [abstract available]

Germany 25 January 2008 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Hamburg (Café inventory case) [translation available]

Greece 2008 Decision 43945/2007 of the Single-Member Court of First Instance of Thessalonica (Clothes case) [editorial analysis available]
 

Netherlands 10 November 2007 Gerechtshof [Appellate Court] Amsterdam ([...] B.V. v. Produce Agencies Limited, Nieuw Zeeland)

Poland 17 October 2008 Supreme Court (Fabric case)

* Switzerland 30 August 2007 Kantonsgericht [District Court] Zug (GMS modular case) 50A [translation available]

Italy 30 July 2007 Milan Arbitration proceeding (Machinery case) 50A

* Spain 16 May 2007 Supreme Court (Water apparatus case)

Austria 3 May 2007 Handelsgericht [Commercial Court] Vienna (Poppy seed case) [translation available]

Switzerland 27 April 2007 Tribunal cantonal [Appellate Court] Valais (Oven case) [translation available]

Serbia 5 January 2007 Foreign Trade Court of Arbitration, Serbian Chamber of Commerce (Frozen plums and raspberries case) 50A [translation available]
 

* Germany 14 December 2006 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Koblenz (Bottles case) 50A [translation available]

Germany 12 December 2006 Landgericht [District Court] Coburg (Plants case) [translation available]

Switzerland 8 November 2006 Zivilgericht [Civil Court] Basel-Stadt (Packaging machine case) [translation available]

Germany 23 October 2006 Landgericht [District Court] Bamberg (Plants case) 50A ; 50B [translation available]

* Germany 14 August 2006 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Köln (Potatoes case) 50A [translation available]

China April 2006 CIETAC Arbitration Award [CISG 2006/20] (Water heater production line case) 50A [translation available]

Czech Republic 29 March 2006 Supreme Court (Carpet case) [translation available]

* Germany 8 February 2006 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Karlsruhe (Hungarian wheat case) [translation available]

China February 2006 CIETAC Arbitration Award [CISG 2006/16] (Fluorite case) [translation available]

Austria 23 January 2006 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Linz (Auto case) [translation available]

Slovak Republic 12 January 2006 Regional Court Trnava (Pumpkins case) [translation available]

Greece 2006 Decision 63/2006 of the Court of Appeals of Lamia (Sunflower seed case) [editorial analysis available]
 

Austria 8 November 2005 Oberster Gerichtshof [Supreme Court] [translation available]

* Austria 23 May 2005 Oberster Gerichtshof [Supreme Court] 50A [translation available]

* Russia 27 April 2005 Arbitration Award 5/2004 50A [translation available]

* Russia 23 March 2005 Arbitration Award 126/2004 50C1 [translation available]

* Germany 2 March 2005 Bundesgerichtshof [Federal Supreme Court] 50A [translation available]
 

Russia 23 December 2004 Arbitration Award 97/2004 50A [translation available]

Ukraine 19 October 2004 Arbitration Award (Iron and steel castings case) [translation available]

Switzerland 21 September 2004 Amtsgericht [District Court] Luzern-Land 50A [translation available]

Germany 6 September 2004 Landgericht [District Court] Hamburg [translation available]

* Switzerland 7 July 2004 Bundesgericht [Supreme Court] (Cable drum case) [translation available]

* United States 29 March 2004 Federal Bankruptcy Court [Oregon] (In re: Siskiyou Evergreen, Inc. Debtor)

Germany 29 January 2004 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Frankfurt 50A [translation available]

Switzerland 13 January 2004 Bundesgericht [Supreme Court]
 

Spain 5 November 2003 Audiencia Provincial [Appellate Court] Vizcaya

Spain 7 June 2003 Audiencia Provincial [Appellate Court] Valencia [translation available]

ICC June 2003 Arbitration Case No. 12355 of (Coke case) 50A ; 50B

Switzerland 12 May 2003 Obergericht [Appellate Court] Luzern

Germany 25 March 2003 Landgericht [District Court] Köln 50A [translation available]

Germany 18 March 2003 Landgericht [District Court] Giessen

China 19 January 2003 CIETAC Arbitration Award [CISG 2003/07] (Ferrochrome case) 50A [translation available]

* Australia 17 January 2003 Supreme Court of Western Australia (Ginza Pte Ltd v Vista Corporation Pty Ltd) 50A

Greece 2003 Decision 14953/2003 of the Single-Member Court of First Instance of Thessalonica (Shock absorber case) [editorial analysis available]
 

China 18 December 2002 CIETAC Arbitration Award [CISG 2002/14] (Sausage casing case) [translation available]

Switzerland 15 November 2002 Cour de Justice [Appellate Court] Genève 50A [translation available]

China 11 November 2002 CIETAC Arbitration Award [CISG 2002/26] (Platform case) 50A [translation available]

Switzerland 11 November 2002 Cour de Justice [Appellate Court] Genève (Iron concretes and steel bars case) [translation available]

Switzerland 5 November 2002 Handelsgericht [Commercial Court] des Kantons Aargau [translation available]

Netherlands 15 October 2002 Netherlands Arbitration Institute Case No. 2319 [English text]

Germany 14 October 2002 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Köln [translation available]

Germany 22 August 2002 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Schleswig 50A [translation available]

Switzerland 29 July 2002 Obergericht [Appellate Court] Luzern [translation available]

Germany 4 June 2002 Landgericht [District Court] Stuttgart 50A [translation available]

Russia 20 May 2002 Arbitration Court [Appellate Court] for Volgo-Vyatsky Region (Case No. A31-275/12) [translation available]

Austria 17 April 2002 Oberster Gerichtshof [Supreme Court] [7 Ob 54/02m] [translation available]

Germany 27 February 2002 Landgericht [District Court] München 50A [translation available]

Switzerland 25 February 2002 Kantonsgericht [District Court] Schaffhausen [translation available]

Belgium 18 January 2002 Rechtbank van Koophandel [District Court for Commercial Matters] Mechelen 5A
 

* Spain 12 September 2001 Audiencia Provincial [Appellate Court] Barcelona [translation available]

Germany 29 May 2001 Landgericht [District Court] Darmstadt [translation available]

Germany 12 March 2001 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Stuttgart [translation available]
 

* Germany 12 October 2000 Landgericht [District Court] Stendal [translation available]

Germany 13 September 2000 Landgericht [District Court] Memmingen (Plastic filter plate case) [translation available]

* Germany 9 May 2000 Landgericht [District Court] Darmstadt 50A [translation available]

Germany 28 April 2000 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Oldenburg [translation available]

* Spain 27 March 2000 Audiencia Provincial [Appellate Court] Navarra

Austria 21 March 2000 Oberster Gerichtshof [Supreme Court] [translation available]

Russia 24 January 2000 Arbitration award 54/1999 50A [translation available]
 

Denmark 10 November 1999 Veste Landsret [Western High Court] 50A [translation available]

Russia 23 September 1999 Cassational Board of Supreme Court of Russian Federation (Case KAC 99-253) [translation available]

China 10 August 1999 CIETAC Arbitration Award [CISG 1999/35] (Raincoat case) 50A [translation available]

ICC August 1999 International Court of Arbitration, Case 9083 [translation available]

ICC August 1999 International Court of Arbitration, Case 9887 [English text]

Russia 8 July 1999 Arbitration award 318/1997 50A [translation available]

ICC July 1999 International Court of Arbitration, Case 9448 [English text]

Switzerland 11 June 1999 Handelsgericht [Commercial Court] Aargau 50A [translation available]

China 21 May 1999 CIETAC Arbitration Award [CISG/1999/26] (Excavator case) 50A [translation available]

China 30 March 1999 CIETAC Arbitration Award [CISG/1999/17] (Electric heater case) 50A [translation available]

* Germany 24 March 1999 Landgericht [District Court] Flensburg 50A [translation available]

Switzerland 10 February 1999 Handelsgericht [Commercial Court] Zürich [translation available]
 

Russia 3 December 1998 Supreme Court of Russian Federation [translation available]

* Belgium 4 November 1998 Hof van beroep [Appellate Court] Antwerpen 50A [translation available]

Denmark 4 November 1998 Randers Byret [County Court] (Christmas tree case) 50A [translation available]

* Switzerland 28 October 1998 Bundesgericht [Federal Supreme Court] (Meat case) 50A [translation available]

Austria 15 October 1998 Oberster Gerichtshof [Supreme Court] [translation available]

China 25 September 1998 CIETAC Arbitration Award [CISG 1998/12] (Health supplement case) 50A [translation available]

Switzerland 21 September 1998 Handelsgericht [Commercial Court] Zürich

Switzerland 16 September 1998 Bezirksgericht [District Court] Unterrheintal [translation available]

China 30 July 1998 CIETAC Arbitration Award [CISG/1998/04] (Cold rolled steel plates case) 50A [translation available]

United States 29 June 1998 Federal Appellate Court [11th Circuit] (MCC-Marble Ceramic Center v. Ceramica Nuova D'Agostino)

Russia 25 June 1998 Arbitration award 478/1996 [translation available]

Germany 26 May 1998 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Thüringer, Jena [translation available]

Germany 31 March 1998 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Zweibrücken (Vine wax case) [translation available]

France 18 March 1998 Cour d'appel [Appellate Court] Paris [translation available]

Austria 11 March 1998 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Graz (Timber case) [translation available]

Germany 11 March 1998 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] München [translation available]

ICC March 1998 International Court of Arbitration, Case 9117 [English text]
 

Finland 12 November 1997 Hovioikeus / hovrätt [Appellate Court] Turku 50A [translation available]

* Germany 5 November 1997 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Hamm [translation available]

* Germany 9 July 1997 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] München [7 U 2070/97] [translation available]

Germany 24 April 1997 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Düsseldorf [translation available]

* Germany 31 January 1997 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Koblenz 50C2 [translation available]

Finland 17 January 1997 Tampere Court of First Instance 50A [translation available]

ICC 1997 International Court of Arbitration, Case 8855

ICC 1997 International Court of Arbitration, Case 8782 [English text]
 

Netherlands 21 November 1996 Arrondissementsrechtbank [District Court] Rotterdam

China 18 September 1996 CIETAC Arbitration Award [CISG/1996/43] (Agricultural products case) 50A [translation available]

Germany 4 September 1996 Hamburg Arbitration award [translation available (excerpt)]

China 8 August 1996 CIETAC Arbitration Award [CISG/1996/36] (Diaper machine case) 50A [translation available]

China 31 July 1996 CIETAC Arbitration Award [CISG/1996/34] (Sport shoes case) 50A [translation available]

Germany 25 June 1996 Landgericht [District Court] Paderborn [translation available]

Germany 17 June 1996 Landgericht [District Court] Hamburg [translation available]

ICC June 1996 International Court of Arbitration, Case 8247 [English text]

Bulgaria 24 April 1996 Bulgaria Chamber of Commerce, Arbitration 56/1995 [translation available]

Germany 3 April 1996 Bundesgerichtshof [Federal Supreme Court] [translation available]

* Germany 5 March 1996 Landgericht [District Court] Düsseldorf 50A

Russia 10 February 1996 Arbitration proceeding 328/1994 50A [translation available]
 

Hungary 5 December 1995 Budapest Arbitration award Vb 94131 50A [translation available]

* Austria 9 November 1995 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Graz 50A [translation available]

Egypt 3 October 1995 Arbitration award (Cairo Chamber of Commerce & Industry) [translation available]

Germany 27 July 1995 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Rostock [translation available]

Switzerland 30 June 1995 Gerichtskommission [Judicial Commission] Oberrheintal (Sliding doors case) [translation available]

Austria 28 June 1995 Landesgericht [District Court] Graz

Germany 22 June 1995 Landgericht [District Court] Kassel [translation available]

China 22 March 1995 CIETAC Arbitration Award [CISG/1995/05] (Down jacket and winter coat case) 50A [translation available]

Germany 15 February 1995 Landgericht [District Court] Oldenburg
 

Germany 14 June 1994 Amtsgericht [Lower Court] Nordhorn 50A [translation available]

* United States 6 April 1994 Federal District Court [Southern Dist. NY] (Braun v. Alitalia) 50A

* Germany 2 March 1994 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] München 50A [translation available]

Germany 10 February 1994 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Düsseldorf [6 U 32/93] [translation available]

Germany 10 February 1994 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Düsseldorf [6 U 119/93] [translation available]

* ICC 1994 International Court of Arbitration, Case 7331 [English text]

ICC 1994 International Court of Arbitration, Case 7565 [English text]
 

Germany 14 April 1993 Amtsgericht [Lower Court] Cloppenburg 50C2

* Germany 8 January 1993 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Düsseldorf [translation available]
 

* Switzerland 27 April 1992 Pretore della giurisdizione [District Court] Locarno 50A [translation available]
 

Netherlands 19 December 1991 Arrondissementsrechtbank [District Court] Roermond

Germany 18 January 1991 Landgericht [District Court]Bielefeld
 

United States 22 May 1990 Federal District Court [Southern Dist. NY] (Interag Ltd v. Stafford Phase) 50B1

Germany 3 April 1990 Landgericht [District Court] Aachen 50B1 [translation available]
 

Iran/U.S. Claims Tribunal 16 June 1988 (Islamic Republic of Iran v. U.S.)
 


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