Twenty years after its entry into force, the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG) has become the 'world sales law.' In the meantime, more than 70 States have ratified the CISG, including a large majority of the
Thirty years afterthe approval on the 19th April 1980, the United Nations Convention on Contractsfor the International Sale of Goods, the CISG, has become the law ofinternational sales. In the meantime 76 states have ratified the CISG whichmake up for more than two thirds of the global trade. Despite CISG's practicalimportance and its global reach the commentary literature on the CISG inEnglish, the language of international trade, is rather limited. This book isintended to fill this gap and to supplement the few existing commentaries by atruly international work which takes into account the various legal settings inwhich the CISG is applied. The Commentary is designed as a German type ofcommentary which provides an authoritative “Article-by-Article”comment to the CISG. Its structure strictly follows the structure of theprovisions of the Convention. Specific topics, e.g. E-Commerce and the CISG,comparative contract texts such as Unidroit Principles of InternationalCommercial Contracts, European Principles of Contract Law and Draft CommonFrame of Reference, are dealt with in the context of the comments of thepertinent articles. The Incoterms are also dealt with in detail.
Contributors to thisvolume are: Professor Yesim M.Atamer, Istanbul, Turkey; Dr Ivo Bach, Mainz, Germany; Professor Gary Bell,Singapore; Professor Andrea BjArklund, Davis, USA; Dr Stavros Brekoulakis,London, United Kingdom; Professor Michael Bridge, London, United Kingdom; DrPetra Butler, Wellington, New Zealand; Milena Djordjevic, Belgrade, Serbia;Professor Johan Erauw, Gent, Belgium; Professor Franco Ferrari, Verona, Italy;Professor John Y. Gotanda, Villanova, USA; Arjun Harindranath, Wellington, NewZealand; Professor Johnny Herre, Stockholm, Sweden; Professor Peter Huber,Mainz, Germany; Dr Stefan KrAll, KAln, Germany; Professor Loukas Mistelis,London, United Kingdom; Professor Pilar Perales Viscasillas, La Rioja, Spain;Professor Burghard Piltz, GA tersloh, Germany; Anjanette Raymond, London, UnitedKingdom; John Riberio, London, United Kingdom; Dr Djakhongir Saidov,Birmingham, United Kingdom; Professor Hiroo Sono, Hokkaido, Japan; Dr FrankSpohnheimer, Kaiserslautern, Germany; Professor Alberto Zuppi, Buenos Aires,Argentina.
Stefan Kroll is a visiting lecturer at Bucerius Law School, Hamburg. Loukas A Mistelis is Clive M Schmitthoff Professor of Transnational Commercial Law and Arbitration at Queen Mary University of London. Maria del Pilar Perales Viscacillas is Professor of Commercial Law, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain.