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Research Handbook on International and Comparative Sale of Goods Law

Research Handbook on International and Comparative Sale of Goods Law

by Djakhongir SaidovDjakhongir Saidov


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This thorough and detailed Research Handbook explores the complexity of the governance of sales contracts in the modern world. It considers what is, and what ought to be, the role of traditional sales law in light of the growing diversity of commercial, trade and transactional contexts in which such contracts are made and performed.

Offering an international and comparative perspective, leading experts in the field examine many topical aspects of sales law and practice. These include digital technologies, long-term contracts, global supply chains and trade in commodities. Chapters also investigate the diversity of sources that govern sales contracts today, particularly those sources that emanate from the industry and commercial players, such as standard form contracts, rules of trade associations, trade usages and trade terms. Through this critical and highly analytical examination, this Research Handbook ultimately demonstrates that the sources of governance found within the industrial sector are as important as traditional sales law, if not more so, in terms of their role in governing sales contracts in contemporary society.

This timely and engaging Research Handbook will prove an essential read for students, scholars and legal practitioners with an interest in international commercial sales and contract law. Practitioners working in international trade across industry and the commercial sector will also benefit from its practical approach.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781786436146
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Publication date: 09/12/2019
Series: Research Handbooks in Private and Commercial Law Series
Pages: 480
Product dimensions: 6.62(w) x 9.62(h) x (d)

About the Author

Edited by Djakhongir Saidov, Professor of Commercial Law, The Dickson Poon School of Law, Kings College London, UK

Table of Contents



Part I: Purposes of Modern Sales Law

1. ‘Introduction: Unity and Diversity in the Law of Sale of Goods’

Djakhongir Saidov

2. ‘Unification, Disintegration or Optimization: Purposes of Modern Sales Law’

Lisa Spagnolo

3. ‘Has the UN Sales Convention Achieved its Key Purpose(s)?

Ulrich G Schroeter

Part II: Looking into the Substance of Sales Law

4. ‘Sales Law and Digitised Material’

Sarah Green

5. ‘Trade Usages in International Sales Law’

Djakhongir Saidov

6. ‘Abstract Damages in International Sale Contracts – When should They be Available?’

Andrew Tettenborn

7. ‘Substituting Data for Documents - A New Meaning for “Conforming Tender”?

Miriam Goldby

Part III: Standard Form Contracts and Trade Terms

8. ‘Are Commercial Standard Form Contracts Efficient?’

Clayton P Gillette

9. ‘CIF and FOB Contracts in English Law: Current Issues and Problems’

Michael Bridge

10. ‘Incoterms® and the Standardization of the International Sales Law’

Juana Coetzee

Part IV: Transactional Contexts - Long-Term Contracts and Global Supply Chains

11. ‘Long-Term Gas Sales Agreements’

Marc Hammerson and Emma Richardson

12. ‘Long-Term Power Purchase Agreements: The Factors that Influence Contract Design’

Patrick Wallace

13. ‘Sales in Global Supply Chains: A New Architecture of the International Sales Law’

Fabrizio Cafaggi

Part V: Intersections with other Areas

14. ‘The Impact of Arbitration on the Development of International Sales Law’

Richard Aikens

15. ‘Insolvency Treatment of Retention of Title Arrangements in Cross-Border Transactions’

Michael Schillig

16. ‘Consolidation and Disintegration in Trade Finance’

Christopher Hare


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