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Article 52

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UNCITRAL Digest cases for Article 52 plus added cases for this Article

UNCITRAL has identified relevant cases in Digests containing case annotations for each article of the CISG. UNCITRAL cites five cases in its 2012 Digest of Art. 52 case law:

Canada        1           Russian Federation   1               
China   1                              
Germany   2 TOTAL     5                   

Presented below is a composite list of Art. 52 cases reporting the UNCITRAL Digest cases and other Art. 52 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 5 December 2006 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.

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

Switzerland 17 April 2012 Federal Supreme Court (EAS tags case) 52A

Switzerland 17 January 2012 Kantonsgericht Luzern (Machine case)

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

Poland 11 December 2008 Supreme Court (Artistic jewellery case)

Chile 22 September 2008 Corte Suprema [Supreme Court] (Jorge Plaza Oviedo v. Sociedad Agricola Sacor Limitada) [translation available]

Serbia 9 May 2008 Foreign Trade Court attached to the Serbian Chamber of Commerce (One day old female chickens case) 52B ; 52C

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

* Germany 5 December 2006 Landgericht [District Court] Köln (Plastic faceplates for mobile telephones case) 52B ; 52C [translation available]

Russia 1 March 2006 Arbitration Award 101/2005 [translation in process]

* China 25 May 2005 CIETAC Arbitration Award [CISG 2005/09] (Iron ore case) 52A [translation available]

Spain 5 November 2003 Audiencia Provincial [Appellate Court] Vizcaya

Switzerland 19 August 2003 Tribunal Cantonal [Appellate Court] Valais [translation available]

* Germany 25 September 2002 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Rostock [translation available]

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

China 4 February 2002 CIETAC Arbitration Award [CISG 2002/17] (Steel bar case) [translation available]

* Canada 31 August 1999 Ontario Superior Court of Justice (La San Giuseppe v. Forti Moulding Ltd)

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]

Russia 16 December 1996 Arbitration award 378/1995 52B ; 52C [translation available]

China 6 September 1996 CIETAC Arbitration Award [CISG/1996/42] (Engines case) 52B [translation available]

China 5 February 1996 CIETAC Arbitration Award [CISG/1996/07] (Antimony ingot case) 52A [translation available]

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

* Russia 25 April 1995 Arbitration award 200/1994 [translation available]

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

Germany 13 January 1993 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Saarbrücken

Germany 22 September 1992 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Hamm (Frozen bacon case) [translation available]

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