Law 323 – International Sales Law

This course aims at studying the law of international sales agreements based on the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG), which entered into force in 1988 and has today more than seventy contracting states. Emphasis will be given especially on the scope of application of the Convention, the hierarchy between the CISG and the national sales law provisions, formation of the contract under the CISG, obligations of the parties and remedies in case of non-performance, and the liability regime of the CISG. Since the CISG was influenced by both the common law and civil law systems of contract law, the course will also focus on the basic principles of the law of contract of both systems in a comparative approach. Successful students will have the opportunity to participate in the team of the University for the Annual Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot.