Freedom of Contract: Comparison Between Provisions of the CISG (Article 6) and Counterpart Provisions of the PECL
Ulrich G. Schroeter
University of Mannheim - Faculty of Law
The Vindobona Journal of International Commercial Law and Arbitration, Vol. 6, pp. 257-266, 2002
The parties' freedom of contract ranks as one of the most important general principles embodied in the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods of 11 April 1980 (CISG) as well as in a number of other sets of rules pertaining to international commercial law. The present paper analyzes if and how the Principles of European Contract Law (PECL) may be used in order to interpret Article 6 CISG (the provision in the Sales Convention that deals with the freedom of contract) and discusses some pertinent problems that have arisen in court practice in this area.
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Date posted: March 9, 2007
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