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Handbook on Sales Law

Applicant Schwenzer Ingeborg
Number 117624
Funding scheme Project funding
Research institution Juristische Fakultät Universität Basel
Institution of higher education University of Basel - BS
Main discipline Legal sciences
Start/End 01.01.2008 - 30.09.2010
Approved amount 579'168.00
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Keywords (12)

Sales Law; Comparative Law; Commercial Law; International Sales; CISG; Vienna Sales Convention; Uniform Law; Trade; Sales Contracts; UNIDROIT; Pinciples on International Commercial Contracts; Principles of European Contract Law

Lay Summary (English)

Lay summary
More than 70 years have passed since Erst Rabels seminal work "Das Recht des Warenkaufs". Since then no attempt has been made to take a comparative view on sales law on a global scale. But still, the trad of goods takes the lead in the unification of law and transcending national frontiers. The CISG has brought uniformity into international trade, however, this uniformity must be preserved and further developed to provide legal certainty and stability for companies engaging in trade. The Handbook on Sales will bring together different legal cultures, traditions and systems with people of all six United Nations laguages and German. It will show similarities and differences between legal systems and point out possibilities for more uniformity. It is therefore valuable to a broad spectrum of readers, be it practicioners, students, scientists, inhouse counsels or people involved in legislative processes.
Direct link to Lay Summary Last update: 21.02.2013

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131979 Handbook on Sales Law 01.01.2011 Project funding