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Article 72

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UNCITRAL Digest cases for Article 72 plus added cases for this Article

UNCITRAL has identified relevant cases in Digests containing case annotations for each article of the CISG. UNCITRAL cites 25 cases in its 2012 Digest of Art. 72 case law:

Australia       2      Finland      1      Russian Federation         2                  
Austria    1      Germany          6     Switzerland         2                    
China    5      Greece          1  United States         2                        
Denmark         1      ICC         2     TOTAL      25                                                             

Presented below is a composite list of Art. 72 cases reporting UNCITRAL Digest cases and other Art. 72 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 29 May 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.

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.

Germany 24 September 2014 Federal Supreme Court (Tools case) 72A2

Netherlands 16 April 2014 Rechtbank Limburg (Scheldebouw BV v. Hero Glas GmBH) 72D

Spain 2 September 2013 Court of First Instance No. 2 Almendralejo

Netherlands 3 July 2013 District Court Rotterdam (Cranes case)

Germany 14 June 2012 Supreme Court 7th Civil Division (Land purchase case) 72A

France 13 September 2011 Supreme Court (Production Line case)

Netherlands 19 April 2011 Gerechtshof [Appellate Court] 's-Gravenhage (Krustanord SA v. Culimer BV) 72A ; 72A1

Switzerland 29 January 2010 Supreme Court

* United States 29 May 2009 Federal District Court [New York] (Doolim Corp. v. R Doll LLC et al.) 72A

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

Denmark 1 December 2008 Sø-og Handelsrets [Maritime and Commercial Court] (Bonansea S.p.A. v. Bombardier Transportation Denmark A/s)

Brazil 24 April 2008 Appellate Court São Paulo (Mortgage loan case) [translation available]

* Denmark 17 October 2007 Højesteret [Supreme Court] (Motorcycle case) 72A

* China October 2007 CIETAC Arbitration Award [CISG 2007/03] (CD-R and DVD-R production line systems case) 72A [translation available]

Russia 13 February 2006 Arbitration Award 102/2005 (Equipment case) [translation available]

Denmark 20 January 2006 Sø-og Handelsrets Domme [Maritime and Commercial Court] Copenhagen (Motorcycle case)

* Greece 2006 Decision 63/2006 of the Court of Appeals of Lamia (Sunflower seed case) 72D1 [editorial analysis available]

China 2005 CIETAC Arbitration Award [CISG 2005/25] (Engine block case) 72A [translation available]

Belgium 11 October 2004 Hof van Beroep [Appellate Court] Ghent (NV Frans Bijttebier-Bouckaert v. BV Nooteboom International) 72B [translation available]

Germany 6 October 2004 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Frankfurt

Germany 22 July 2004 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Düsseldorf [translation available]

Germany 20 July 2004 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Karlsruhe (Shoes case) [translation available]

China 27 December 2002 CIETAC Arbitration Award [CISG 2002/29] (Medicine manufacturing equipment case) 72A [translation available]

Russia 6 August 2002 Arbitration Court [Appellate Court] for Western Siberia Region (Case No. F04/2712-494/A03-2002) 72A [translation available]

United States 17 December 2001 U.S. District Court [Michigan] (Shuttle Packaging Systems v. Tsonakis)

* Australia 12 October 2001 Supreme Court of Queensland, Court of Appeal (Downs Investments v. Perwaja Steel) 72A

China 22 March 2001 CIETAC Arbitration Award [CISG/2001/02] (Mung bean case) 72A [translation available]

China February 2001 CIETAC Arbitration Award [CISG/2001/01] (Equipment, material and services case) [translation available]

* Australia 17 November 2000 Supreme Court of Queensland (Downs Investments v. Perwaja Steel) 72A

* United States 7 December 1999 Federal District Court [Illinois] (Magellan International v. Salzgitter Handel) 72A

* Russia 7 June 1999 Arbitration award 238/1998 72A [translation available]

* Germany 29 December 1998 Hamburg Arbitration award [translation available]

* Finland 30 June 1998 Helsingin hovioikeus [Appellate Court] Helsinki 72A ; 72B [translation available]

China 19 December 1997 CIETAC Arbitration Award [CISG/1997/36] (Steel case) 72A [translation available]

* China 16 December 1997 CIETAC Arbitration Award [CISG/1997/35] (Hot-dipped galvanized steel coils case) 72A ; 72D [translation available]

* Austria 10 December 1997 Vienna Arbitration award S 2/97 72A [translation available]

China 30 November 1997 CIETAC Arbitration Award [CISG/1997/33] (Canned oranges case) [translation available]

China 8 October 1997 CIETAC Arbitration Award [CISG/1997/29] (Industrial tallow case) [translation available]

Germany 4 July 1997 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Hamburg [translation available]

* Switzerland 20 February 1997 Bezirksgericht [District Court] Saane 72A [translation available]

* ICC January 1997 International Court of Arbitration, Case 8786 72A [English text]

China 31 December 1996 CIETAC Arbitration Award [CISG/1996/58] (High carbon tool steel case) 72B [translation available]

* ICC September 1996 International Court of Arbitration, Case 8574 72A [English text]

* Switzerland 31 May 1996 Zürich Chamber of Commerce, Arbitration ZHK 273/1995 [English text]

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

* China 29 March 1996 CIETAC Arbitration Award [CISG/1996/15] (Caffeine case) 72D [translation available]

Austria 6 February 1996 Oberster Gerichtshof [Supreme Court] [translation available]

China 5 February 1996 CIETAC Arbitration Award [CISG/1996/07] (Antimony ingot case) 72A [translation available]

* China 30 January 1996 CIETAC Arbitration Award [CISG/1996/05] (Compound fertilizer case) 72A ; 72D [translation available]

Germany 21 September 1995 Landgericht [District Court] Kassel

* Russia 25 April 1995 Arbitration award 161/1994 72A2 [translation available]

* Germany 15 February 1995 Bundesgerichtshof [Federal Supreme Court] [translation available]

China 25 October 1994 CIETAC Arbitration Award [CISG/1994/13]

* Germany 14 January 1994 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Düsseldorf 72A ; 72B [translation available]

* Germany 28 April 1993 Landgericht [District Court] Krefeld 72A ; 72B

China 20 January 1993 CIETAC Arbitration Award [CISG/1993/04]

* Germany 30 September 1992 Landgericht [District Court] Berlin 72A [translation available]

Germany 9 July 1992 Landgericht [District Court] Düsseldorf

* China 1989 CIETAC Arbitration Award [CISG/1989/02] (Thai-made emulsion case) 72A ; 72C [translation available]

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