The UN Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods

The UN Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods : Theory and Practice

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Updated and expanded for the second edition, this volume provides attorneys, academics and students with a detailed yet accessible overview of the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG). Adopted by more than eighty nations and governing a significant portion of international sales, the CISG regulates contract formation, performance, risk of loss, conformity to contractual requirements and remedies for breach. This volume explains the CISG doctrines and their ambiguities, and appraises the extent to which the doctrines reduce transaction costs for commercial actors. Its topic-based approach will be ideal for those pursuing academic analysis or subject-specific research.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 480 pages
  • 43 x 240 x 29mm | 750g
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 1107149622
  • 9781107149625
  • 1,705,316

Table of contents

Preface; 1. The CISG: history, methodology and construction; 2. The scope of the CISG; 3. Contract formation; 4. Implied terms and interpretation; 5. Performance; 6. Liability for nonconformity; 7. Risk of loss; 8. Exemption from performance; 9. Remedies; Appendix I: text of the CISG; Appendix II: CISG status table; Table of cases.
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About Clayton P. Gillette

Clayton P. Gillette is the Max E. Greenberg Professor of Contract Law at the New York University School of Law. He is the author of numerous articles on commercial law and he is coauthor, with Steven D. Walt, of Sales Law: Domestic and International, 3rd edition (2016). Steven D. Walt is the Percy Brown, Jr Professor of Law at the University of Virginia School of Law and a widely published author in the areas of commercial law and jurisprudence.
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