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Article 55

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UNCITRAL Digest cases for Article 55 plus added cases for this Article

UNCITRAL has identified relevant cases in Digests containing case annotations for each article of the CISG. UNCITRAL cites 22 cases in its 2012 Digest of Art. 55 case law:

Austria      2      France     1   Russian Federation      5                 
Bulgaria   1   Germany        4   Switzerland       3                
China   1   Hungary        1   United States       1                
Czech Republic     1   ICC        2    TOTAL    22                

Presented below is a composite list of Art. 55 cases reporting UNCITRAL Digest cases and other Art. 55 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 25 June 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.

There are scholars who believe that there are circumstances in which the UNIDROIT Principles of International Commercial Contracts may be used to interpret or supplement this Article of the CISG. See match-up of this Article with counterpart provisions of the Principles and commentary on this subject. To the extent this reasoning fits, cases on the counterpart provisions of the UNIDROIT Principles may be relevant. To the extent available, such cases may be found on the Unilex website.

Bulgaria 7 February 2011 Municipal Court of Blagoevgrad (Wine case) 55A

Slovak Republic 29 October 2008 District Court in Nitra 55A [translation available]

* Czech Republic 25 June 2008 Supreme Court (Manufactured paint case) 55A [translation available]

Slovak Republic 18 June 2007 Regional Court Zilina (Baked and confectionary goods case) [translation available]

* Switzerland 27 April 2007 Tribunal cantonal [Appellate Court] Valais (Oven case) 55A [translation available]

Germany 19 October 2006 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] München (Auto case) 55A [translation available]

Italy 24 August 2006 Tribunale [District Court] di Rovereto (Euroflash Impression S.a.s. v. Arconvert S.p.A.)

Netherlands 3 May 2006 Rechtbank [District Court] Rotterdam (Electric Motors case)

Russia 13 April 2006 Arbitration Award 105/2005 [translation available]

Estonia 30 March 2006 Tallinn Circuit Court [Appellate Court] (Vehicles case) 55A

* Switzerland 22 December 2005 Handelsgericht [Commercial Court] Zürich (Retail fashion clothes case) [translation available]

China 21 September 2005 Supreme Court of the PRC (Panda S.r.l. v. Shunde Westband Furniture Co., Ltd.)

* Germany 3 August 2005 Landgericht [District Court] Neubrandenburg (Pitted sour cherries case) 55A [translation available]

Switzerland 11 October 2004 Kantonsgericht [Canton Court] Freiburg 55A [translation available]

* Germany 15 September 2004 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] München [translation available]

Russia 9 April 2004 Arbitration Award 129/2003 [translation available]

* United States 29 March 2004 U.S. District Court [Pennsylvania] (Amco Ukrservice v. American Meter Company)

Spain 27 November 2003 Audiencia Provincial [Appellate Court] Barcelona 55A

Belgium 19 March 2003 Rechtbank van Koophandel [District Court] Veurne (Leeks case) [translation available]

* Germany 10 October 2001 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Rostock 55A31 [translation available]

* Russia 30 May 2001 Arbitration Award No. 185/2000 55A [translation available]

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

* ICC September 1999 International Court of Arbitration, Case 9819 55A

* ICC June 1999 International Court of Arbitration, Case 9187 (Coke case)

China 25 December 1998 CIETAC Arbitration Award [CISG/1998/11] (Pig iron case) 55A [translation available]

* China 25 December 1998 CIETAC Arbitration proceeding (Basic pig iron case) [translation available]

* Bulgaria 30 November 1998 Bulgaria Chamber of Commerce Arbitration award, Case 14/98 55A31 [translation available]

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

* Russia 16 February 1998 Arbitration award 33/1997 [translation available]

Switzerland 26 September 1997 Handelsgericht [Commercial Court] Aargau (Cutlery case) [translation available]

* Switzerland 3 July 1997 Bezirksgericht [District Court] St. Gallen 55A3 [translation available]

Germany 15 March 1996 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Frankfurt [Benetton II]

Switzerland 5 December 1995 Handerlsgericht [Commercial Court] St. Gallen (Computer hardware devices case) [translation available]

* Russia 22 November 1995 Arbitration award 99/1994 55A [translation available]

Germany 12 May 1995 Amtsgericht [Lower Court] Alsfeld [translation available]

* France 26 April 1995 Cour d'appel [Appellate Court] Grenoble (Alain Veyron v. Ambrosio) 55A [translation available]

* Russia 3 March 1995 Arbitration award 304/1993 [commentary available]

* Russia 3 March 1995 Arbitration award 309/1993 55A

* ICC 1995 International Court of Arbitration, Case 8324 55A3 [translation available]

* Austria 10 November 1994 Oberster Gerichtshof [Supreme Court] 55A [translation available]

Germany 4 March 1994 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Frankfurt [translation available]

* Austria 4 March 1993 Landesgericht [District Court] 55A

* Hungary 25 September 1992 Legfelsobb Bíróság [Supreme Court] 55A [translation available]

Hungary 10 January 1992 Fovárosi Bíróság [Metropolitan Court][translation available]

Argentina 20 May 1991 Juzgado Nacional de Primera Instancia en lo Comercial [National Commercial Court of First Instance] [translation available]

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