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Article 57

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UNCITRAL Digest cases for Article 57 plus added cases for this Article

UNCITRAL has identified relevant cases in Digests containing case annotations for each article of the CISG. UNCITRAL cites 84 cases in its 2012 Digest of Art. 57 case law:

Austria      9      Finland      1   Italy        5                
Belgium   6   France    7   Netherlands      5                 
Denmark   3   Germany     32   Spain      1                           
European Court       2   Greece       2   Switzerland     11                              
                     TOTAL    84                

Presented below is a composite list of Art. 57 cases reporting UNCITRAL Digest cases and other Art. 57 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 February 2010 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 23 April 2013 Bundesgericht [Supreme Court] (Watches case)

Cuba 2013 Corte Cubana de Arbitraje Comercial Internacional (Dental X Ray v. Medicuba) 57A
 

Netherlands 19 October 2011 District Court Almelo (SupportPlus Europe BV, Support Plus Benelux BV & SP Products BV v. Defendant) 57A

Russia 27 July 2011 Judicial Division of the Supreme Arbitration Court of the Russian

Netherlands 20 April 2011 District Court Almelo (Supportplus Europe BV, Supportplus Benelux BV and SP Products BV v. Defendant) 57A

Canada 12 April 2011 Cour d'appel de Quebec (Frozen lobster tails case)
 

Germany 10 November 2010 OLG Thüringer Oberlandesgericht (Balancer case) 57A

Germany 15 July 2010 Appellate Court Hamburg (Medical equipment case) [translation available]

* Germany 23 June 2010 Bundesgerichtshof 57B

* Germany 12 May 2010 Oberlandesgericht Saarbrücken (Window parts case) 57A ; 57B

* European Court of Justice 25 February 2010 (Car Trim GmbH v KeySafety Systems Srl.)
 

Netherlands 4 November 2009 Rechtbank [District Court] Haarlem (Internationaal Toeleveringsbedrijv van Metaalwaren v. Punch Metals N.V.)

* Italy 5 October 2009 Corte Suprema di Cassazione [Supreme Court] (Cirio Dal Monte S.p.A. v. Kaufland Warenhandel GmbH)

Netherlands 1 July 2009 Rechtbank [District Court] Rotterdam (Sarens N.V. v. Gemax D.O.O.)

Netherlands 3 February 2009 Gerechtshof [Appellate Court] Leeuwarden (JPB Industrial Services B.V. v. Buchen Industrial Services N.V.)

* 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]
 

Germany 21 November 2008 OLG Düsseldorf (Conveyer belts and equipment case) 57A

Netherlands 28 May 2008 Rechtbank [District Court] Rotterdam (Sierra Oil Enterprise A.G. v. The Government of the Republic of Georgia)

* Switzerland 19 May 2008 Cour supreme du canton [Appellate Court] Berne

* Austria 3 April 2008 Oberster Gerichtshof [Supreme Court] (Violins case) 57A [translation available]

* Switzerland 5 February 2008 Handelsgericht [Commercial Court] Aargau (Fruit and vegetables case)

Germany 16 January 2008 District Court Wuppertal (Conveyer belts case) 57A

* Greece 2008 Decision 16319/2007 of the Single-Member Court of First Instance of Thessalonica (Tomatoes and lemons case) [editorial analysis available]
 

Netherlands 5 December 2007 Rechtbank [District Court] Arnhem (Brasserie d'Achouffe N.V. et al v. Kikvorsch B.V.)

* Germany 24 July 2007 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Düsseldorf

Germany 27 June 2007 Bundesgerichtshof [Federal Supreme Court] (Software case)

* Switzerland 19 June 2007 Handelsgericht [Commercial Court] Aargau (Railway rails case) 57A [translation available]

Netherlands 15 January 2007 Rechtbank [District Court] Arnhem (H.L. Thiescheffer v. Bouw N.V.)
 

United States 10 October 2006 Federal District Court [Pennsylvania] (Tyco Valves & Controls Distribution GmbH v. Tippins, Inc.)

Germany 29 September 2006 Landgericht [District Court] Hof (Twine case) [translation available]

* Germany 20 September 2006 Landgericht [District Court] Krefeld (Charcoal case) 57A [translation available]

Germany 29 June 2006 Landgericht [District Court] Gera (Laser system case) [translation available]

Switzerland 23 May 2006 Tribunal cantonal [Higher Cantonal Court] Valais (Suits case) [translation available]

Russia 27 March 2006 Arbitration Award 92/2005

Russia 20 March 2006 Arbitration Award 71/2005

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

Switzerland 22 December 2005 Handelsgericht [Commercial Court] Zürich (Retail fashion clothes case) 57A [translation available]

* Germany 21 December 2005 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Köln 57A [translation available]

Italy 9 December 2005 Tribunale [District Court] di Modena (XX Cucine S.p.A. v. Rosda Nigeria Limited)

* Germany 6 December 2005 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Hamm (Used motorcar parts case) 57A [translation available]

* Finland 14 October 2005 Korkein oikeus [Supreme Court] (Log house case) 57A [editorial analysis available]

* Austria 8 September 2005 Oberster Gerichtshof [Supreme Court]

Mexico 26 May 2005 Distrito Federal. Acuerdo del Quinto Tribunal Colegiado en Materia Civil del Primer Circuito (Agrofrut Rengo, S.A. v. Levadura Azteca, S.A. de C.V) [Amparo proceeding No. 292/2005 (2915/2005). Appellant: Agrofrut Rengo]

Mexico 26 May 2005 Distrito Federal. Acuerdo del Quinto Tribunal Colegiado en Materia Civil del Primer Circuito (Agrofrut Rengo, S.A. v. Levadura Azteca, S.A. de C.V) [Amparo proceeding No. 293/2005 (2925/2005). Appellant: Levadura Azteca]

* Switzerland 23 May 2005 Kantonsgericht [District Court] Nidwalden 57A [translation available]

Austria 27 April 2005 Oberster Gerichtshof [Supreme Court]

Austria 26 April 2005 Oberster Gerichtshof [Supreme Court] (Lamps case) 57A [translation available]

Austria 26 January 2005 Oberster Gerichtshof [Supreme Court] 57A [translation available]
 

Belgium 16 November 2004 Rechtbank van Koophandel [District Court] Gent

* Italy 28 August 2004 Tribunale [District Court] Rovereto [translation available]

Germany 6 July 2004 Bundesgerichtshof [Supreme Court]

Russia 9 June 2004 Arbitration Award 125/2003 [translation available]

Netherlands 12 May 2004 Rechtbank [District Court] 's-Hertogenbosch

* Austria 1 June 2004 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Wein 57A [detailed abstract available]

* Switzerland 29 April 2004 Handelsgericht [Commercial Court] St. Gallen [translation available]

Italy 20 April 2004 Corte Suprema di Cassazione [Supreme Court]

* Austria 29 March 2004 Oberster Gerichtshof [Supreme Court] 57A [detailed abstract available]

* Germany 23 March 2004 Landgericht [District Court] München

* Germany 25 February 2004 Bundesgerichtshof [Supreme Court]

Germany 30 January 2004 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Düsseldorf 57A [translation available]
 

Germany 10 December 2003 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Karlsruhe 57A [translation available]

Belgium 4 December 2003 Rechtbank van Koophandel [District Court] Kortrijk

* Austria 18 November 2003 Oberster Gerichtshof [Supreme Court] 57A

* Switzerland 29 October 2003 Tribunale d’appello [Appellate Court] Lugano, Cantone del Ticino [translation available]

* Denmark 12 September 2003 Retten i Randers [County Court]

Austria 10 September 2003 Oberster Gerichtsthof [Supreme Court] 57A

Germany 10 September 2003 Landgericht [District Court] Hamburg

Austria 2 September 2003 Supreme Court (Printing equipment case)

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

* Germany 30 April 2003 Bundesgerichtshof [Federal Supreme Court] [translation available]

* Belgium 28 April 2003 Cour d’appel [Appellate Court] Liège 57A [translation available]

Argentina April 2003 Commercial Court of Original Jurisdiction, Buenos Aires (Loma S.A. v. Cosvega SL) 57A [translation available]

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

* Germany 27 February 2003 Landgericht [District Court] Nürnberg Fürth

* Switzerland 11 February 2003 Handelsgericht [Commercial Court] St. Gallen 57A [translation available]
 

* Austria 18 December 2002 Oberster Gerichtshof [Supreme Court] 57A [translation available]

* Germany 17 December 2002 Landgericht [District Court] Giessen 57A [translation available]

* Switzerland 5 November 2002 Handelsgericht [Commercial Court] des Kantons Aargau 57A [translation available]

* Germany 2 October 2002 Bundesgerichtshof [Supreme Court]

* Germany 20 September 2002 Landgericht [District Court] Göttingen [translation available]

* Belgium 15 May 2002 Hof van Beroep [Appellate Court] Gent 57A [translation available]

* Germany 26 April 2002 Landgericht [District Court] Freiburg 57A [translation available]

Denmark 7 March 2002 Østre Landsret [Appellate Court]

* Belgium 31 January 2002 Hof van Beroep [Appellate Court] Gent 57A
 

Italy 24 November 2001 Tribunale [District Court] di Modena

* Germany 7 November 2001 Bundesgerichtshof [Federal Supreme Court]

* Austria 22 October 2001 Oberster Gerichtshof [Supreme Court] [1 Ob 77/01g1] 57A [translation available]

Serbia 24 September 2001 Foreign Trade Court of Arbitration, Yugoslav Chamber of Commerce (Plums and mushrooms case) 57A [translation available]

Belgium 18 September 2001 Rechtbank van Koophandel [District Court] Hasselt 57A

Russia 30 July 2001 Arbitration Award No. 198/2000 [translation available]

* France 26 June 2001 Cour de Cassation [Supreme Court] [T-99-18.582]

Belgium 10 April 2001 Rechtbank van Koophandel [District Court for Commercial Matters] Hasselt

United States 10 April 2001 U.S. Federal Bankruptcy Court [Ohio] (Victoria Alloys v. Fortis Bank)

* Italy 23 January 2001 Corte di Appello [Appellate Court] Milano [translation available]

* Germany 19 January 2001 Landgericht [District Court] Flensburg 57A [translation available]
 

* Germany 7 December 2000 Landgericht [District Court] Trier

Denmark 4 December 2000 Østre Landret [Appellate Court] København

France 26 October 2000 Cour d'appel [Appellate Court] Paris

* Belgium 20 October 2000 Tribunal de commerce [District Court] Charleroi 57A

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

* Mexico 14 July 2000 Juzgado de Primera Instancia [Court of First Instance] Tijuana [translation available]

Switzerland 11 July 2000 Bundesgericht [Federal Supreme Court] 57A [translation available]

Italy 19 June 2000 Suprema Corte di Cassazione [Supreme Court] 57A [translation available]

Belgium 25 May 2000 Rechtbank van Koophandel [District Court]

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

Belgium 13 April 2000 Rechtbank van Koophandel [District Court]

* Germany 28 February 2000 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Stuttgart [translation available]
 

* Italy 14 December 1999 Corte di Cassazione [Supreme Court] 57A [translation available]

Denmark 1 December 1999 Østre Landsret [Appellate Court] Copenhagen

Belgium 15 November 1999 Hof van Beroep [Appellate Court] Gent

* Germany 28 October 1999 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Braunschweig 57A [translation available]

Belgium 27 October 1999 Rechtbank van Koophandel [District Court] Hasselt

Belgium 29 September 1999 Rechtbank van Koophandel [District Court] Hasselt 57A

Spain 23 July 1999 Audiencia Provincial [Appellate Court] Navarra

France 1 July 1999 Cour d’appel de Limoges (Ogasa destribuciones v. Madrange)

* Austria 29 June 1999 Oberster Gerichtshof [Supreme Court] [translation available]

* Spain 7 June 1999 Audiencia Provincial [Appellate Court] Barcelona 57A

Germany 16 April 1999 Landgericht [District Court] Bonn 57A [translation available]

* Switzerland 8 April 1999 Handelsgericht [Commercial Court] Zürich 57A [translation available]

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

* Italy 1 February 1999 Corte di Cassazione [Supreme Court] (Mantovani & Serrazzi S.p.A. v. Eurosab S.a.r.l.) 57A
 

* Germany 24 November 1998 Landgericht [District Court] Bielefeld 57A [translation available]

Austria 12 November 1998 Oberster Gerichtshof [Supreme Court]

* Germany 11 November 1998 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Celle 57A

Italy 5 November 1998 Corte di Cassazione [Supreme Court] 57A

* Belgium 16 September 1998 Rechtbank van Koophandel [District Court] Hasselt

Italy 7 August 1998 Corte di Cassazione [Supreme Court] 57A [translation available]

Italy 8 May 1998 Corte di Cassazione [Supreme Court] 57A

Denmark 23 April 1998 Østre Landsret [Appellate Court] 57A

Germany 27 March 1998 Landgericht [District Court] Halle

Germany 24 March 1998 Landgericht [District Court] Berlin (Knitwear case) 57A [translation available]

* Austria 10 March 1998 Oberster Gerichtshof [Supreme Court] 57A [translation available]

Germany 3 February 1998 Landgericht [District Court] Bückeburg

* France 14 January 1998 Cour d'appel [Appellate Court] Paris 57A
 

Netherlands 11 December 1997 Arrondissementsrechtbank [District Court] Arnhem

* Switzerland 3 December 1997 Zivilgericht [District Court] Basel 57A [translation available]

* Netherlands 20 November 1997 Gerechtshof [Appellate Court] Amsterdam 57A

* France 15 October 1997 Cour d'appel [Appellate Court] Paris 57A

Austria 8 September 1997 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Linz 57A

* Germany 21 August 1997 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Köln [translation available]

* Germany 9 July 1997 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] München [7 U 2070/97] 57A [translation available]

* Germany 9 July 1997 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] München [7 U 2246/97] (Fitness equipment case) 57A [translation available]

Belgium 27 June 1997 Rechtbank van Koophandel [District Court] Kortrijk 57A

Netherlands 19 June 1997 Arrondissementsrechtbank [District Court] Arnhem

Germany 6 June 1997 Landgericht [District Court] Bielefeld

Austria 13 May 1997 Landesgericht [District Court] Wels

Netherlands 10 April 1997 Arrondissementsrechtbank [District Court] Arnhem

Germany 13 March 1997 Amtsgericht [Lower Court] Berlin-Tiergarten [translation available]

Austria 4 March 1997 Handelsgericht [Commercial Court] Wien (Vienna)

Netherlands 5 February 1997 Gerechtshof [Appellate Court] 's Hertogenbosch 57A

Belgium 21 January 1997 Rechtbank van Koophandel [District Court] Hasselt 57A

Germany 8 January 1997 Landgericht [District Court] Siegen

Belgium 6 January 1997 Rechtbank van Koophandel [District Court] Kortrijk
 

Germany 19 December 1996 Landgericht [District Court] Münster

Germany 12 December 1996 Landgericht [District Court] Bielefeld

Germany 9 December 1996 Landgericht [District Court] München

Germany 4 December 1996 Bundesgerichtshof [Federal Supreme Court] [translation available]

Netherlands 20 November 1996 Arrondissementsrechtbank [District Court] Utrecht

* France 23 October 1996 Cour d'appel [Appellate Court] Grenoble 57A [translation available]

Netherlands 2 May 1996 Arrondissementsrechtbank [District Court] Roermond

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

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

* Denmark 22 January 1996 Østre Landsret [Appellate Court] Copenhagen 57A

* Switzerland 18 January 1996 Bundesgericht [Federal Supreme Court] 57A
 

* Germany 19 December 1995 Landgericht [District Court] Krefeld

* Germany 5 December 1995 Landgericht [District Court] Siegen

Denmark 25 October 1995 Glostrup Rets [Court of First Instance] Kendelse

* Netherlands 20 October 1995 Gerechtshof [Appellate Court] 's Hertogenbosch 57A

* Netherlands 9 October 1995 Gerechtshof [Appellate Court] 's-Hertogenbosch

* Germany 22 September 1995 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] München 57A

Belgium 19 September 1995 Tribunal de commerce [District Court] Nivelles [translation available]

Netherlands 9 August 1995 Arrondissementsrechtbank [District Court] Almelo 57A

* Germany 28 June 1995 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] München

Italy 9 June 1995 Corte di Cassazione [Supreme Court] 57A [translation available]

Germany 29 May 1995 Landgericht [District Court] München (Computer hardware case) [translation available]

Germany 12 May 1995 Amtsgericht [Lower Court] Alsfeld 57A ; 57B [translation available]

* France 29 March 1995 Cour d'appel [Appellate Court] Grenoble 57A ; 57B [translation available]

* Germany 27 January 1995 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Hamm

* Netherlands 25 January 1995 Arrondissementsrechtbank [District Court] Middelburg 57A
 

Switzerland 29 December 1994 Handelsgericht [Commercial Court] Zürich

Netherlands 30 November 1994 Arrondissementsrechtbank [District Court] Middelburg 57A

Austria 10 November 1994 Oberster Gerichtshof [Supreme Court] 57A [translation available]

* Netherlands 26 October 1994 Gerechtshof [Appellate Court] 's Hertogenbosch 57B

* Germany 26 July 1994 Landgericht [District Court] Nürnberg-Fürth

* European Court of Justice 29 June 1994 (Custom Made Commercial v. Stawa Metallbau) 57A

Netherlands 6 May 1994 Arrondissementsrechtbank [District Court] 's Hertogenbosch 57A

Germany 24 January 1994 Kammergericht [Appellate Court] Berlin 57A [translation available]
 

* France 10 November 1993 Cour d'appel [Appellate Court] Paris 57A

Germany 17 September 1993 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Koblenz 57A [translation available]

* Germany 2 July 1993 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Düsseldorf 57A [translation available]

* France 16 June 1993 Cour d'appel [Appellate Court] Grenoble 57A [translation available]

Austria 4 March 1993 Landesgericht [District Court] Graz 57A
 

Germany 25 November 1992 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Hamm

Germany 19 November 1992 Landgericht [District Court] Göttingen

Germany 15 October 1992 Landgericht [District Court] Dortmund

* Denmark 1 July 1992 Sø- og Handelsrets Domme [Maritime and Commercial Court] Copenhagen 57A

Germany 26 March 1992 Bundesgerichtshof [Federal Supreme Court] 57A

Germany 5 March 1992 Landgericht [District Court] Münster

ICC 1992 International Court of Arbitration, Case 7153 57B [translation available]
 

Germany 11 November 1991 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Celle

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

Germany 18 January 1991 Landgericht [District Court] Bielefeld
 

Italy 24 October 1988 Corte di Cassazione [Supreme Court] 57A
 


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