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Article 51

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UNCITRAL Digest cases for Article 51 plus added cases for this Article

UNCITRAL has identified relevant cases in Digests containing case annotations for each article of the CISG. UNCITRAL cites eighteen cases in its 2012 Digest of Art. 51 case law:

Austria        1           Germany        9 Russian Federation     1                   
China   1 ICC   3 Switzerland        1                   
France   1 Netherlands     1     TOTAL   18                   

Presented below is a composite list of Art. 51 cases reporting these UNCITRAL Digest cases and other Art. 51 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 14 December 2009 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 51A
 

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

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

Switzerland 17 April 2012 Federal Supreme Court (EAS tags case) 51A

Spain 8 March 2012 Appellate Court Barcelona (Rotating bioreactors) 51B ; 51B1

Switzerland 17 January 2012 Kantonsgericht Luzern (Machine case)
 

Switzerland 8 November 2011 Obergericht [Canton Appellate Court] Zug (Spinning mill case) 51A ; 51B

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

France 13 September 2011 Supreme Court (Production Line case)
 

Italy 1 December 2010 Milan Chamber of Commerce Case No. 13209 (PVC) 51B

Netherlands 9 November 2010 Gerechtshof [Appellate Court] Leeuwarden ([-] v. IP Industrial Products Gmbh) 51A

Austria 31 August 2010 Supreme Court (Old timber case)

Denmark 26 February 2010 Maritime and Commercial Court Copenhagen (Diesel jeans case)
 

* Switzerland 14 December 2009 Kantonsgericht [District Court] Zug (Spinning company case)

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

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

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

China 25 December 2008 Shanghai First Intermediate People's Court [District Court] (Shanghai Anlili International Trading Co. Ltd. v. J & P Golden Wings Corp.) 51B1 [translation available]

* Germany 25 January 2008 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Hamburg (Café inventory case) 51A ; 51B [translation available]

Spain 17 January 2008 Tribunal Suprema [Supreme Court] (Used automobiles case) [translation available]

China 25 December 2008 Shanghai First Intermediate People's Court [District Court] (Shanghai Anlili International Trading Co. Ltd. v. J & P Golden Wings Corp.) 51B1 [translation available]

China 9 January 2008 CIETAC Arbitration Award [CISG 2008/02] (Metallic silicon case) 51A [translation available]

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

* Germany 21 November 2007 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Koblenz (Shoes case) 51B1 [translation available]

American Arbitration Association 23 October 2007 [Interim Award] (Macromex Srl. v. Globex International Inc.)

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

China December 2006 CIETAC Arbitration Award [CISG 2006/03] (Automobile case) [translation available]

China 18 September 2006 CIETAC Arbitration Award [CISG 2006/24] (Polyester spinning machine case) 51B [translation available]

Russia 1 March 2006 Arbitration Award 101/2005 51A1 [translation available]
 

China 31 October 2005 CIETAC Arbitration Award [CISG 2005/10] (Waste plastic case) [translation available]

* Austria 21 June 2005 Oberster Gerichtshof [Supreme Court] (Software case) 51A ; 51B [translation available]

* Germany 2 March 2005 Federal Supreme Court (Frozen pork case) [translation available]
 

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

* France 4 June 2004 Appellate Court Paris (Pressure cookers case) [translation available]

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

Spain 5 November 2003 Audiencia Provincial [Appellate Court] Vizcaya

Germany 27 October 2003 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Rostock

* Netherlands 29 January 2003 Rechtbank [District Court] Zwolle

Russia 16 June 2003 Arbitration Award No. 164/2001 51B1 [translation available]

Australia 17 January 2003 Supreme Court of Western Australia (Ginza Pte Ltd v Vista Corporation Pty Ltd) 51A
 

China 4 November 2002 Shanghai Yangpu People's Court [District Court] 51B1 [translation available]

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

Germany 20 February 2002 Landgericht [District Court] München [translation available]

China 2002 Shanghai Yangpu District People's Court (China Xhanghai Dongda Import & Export Corp. v. Germany Laubholz Meyer Corp) 51B1 [translation available]
 

Italy 28 September 2001 Milan Arbitration proceeding (Steel wire case) [English text]
 

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

Russia 27 October 1999 Arbitration award 269/1998 [translation available]

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

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

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

Hungary 25 May 1999 Budapest Arbitration award Vb 97142 51A
 

Switzerland 30 November 1998 Handelsgericht [Commercial Court] Zürich [translation available]

Belgium 4 November 1998 Hof van Beroep [Appellate Court] Antwerp (I.S. Trading v. Vadotex) [translation available]

Russia 9 June 1998 Arbitration award 263/1997 51A [translation available]

Switzerland 24 March 1998 Obergericht [Appellate Court] Zug

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

* China 19 December 1997 CIETAC Arbitration Award [CISG/1997/36] (Steel case) 51A [translation available]

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

Hungary 1 July 1997 Fovárosi Bíróság [Metropolitan Court] [translation available]

* Germany 25 June 1997 Bundesgerichtshof [Federal Supreme Court] 51A1 [translation available]

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

Germany 31 January 1997 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Koblenz
 

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

Germany 21 March 1996 Hamburg Arbitration award [translation available]

China 30 January 1996 CIETAC Arbitration Award [CISG/1996/05] (Compound fertilizer case) 51B [translation available]
 

Switzerland 30 November 1995 Kantonsgericht [District Court] Zug

Germany 11 October 1995 Landgericht [District Court] Düsseldorf [translation available]

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

Germany 20 September 1995 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Nürnberg

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

Germany 24 May 1995 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Celle 51A1 [translation available]

ICC 1995 International Court of Arbitration, Case 8128 51A1 [translation available]
 

* Russia 23 November 1994 Arbitration award 251/1993

Germany 15 September 1994 Landgericht [District Court] Berlin 51A [translation available]

* ICC 23 August 1994 International Court of Arbitration, Case 7660 51A1 [English text]

* Germany 10 February 1994 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Düsseldorf [6 U 119/93] 51A [translation available]

* ICC 1994 International Court of Arbitration, Case 7531 [English text]

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

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

Germany 3 July 1992 Landgericht [District Court] Heidelberg 51B1 [translation available]
 

* Germany 14 August 1991 Landgericht [District Court] Baden-Baden 51A [translation available]
 

Italy 24 November 1989 Pretura circondariale [District Court] Parma [translation available]
 


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