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Advanced Introduction to International Sales Law

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Advanced Introduction to International Sales Law

9781784711870 Edward Elgar Publishing
Clayton P. Gillette, Max E. Greenberg Professor of Contract Law, New York University, School of Law, US
Publication Date: 2016 ISBN: 978 1 78471 187 0 Extent: 160 pp
Providing a concise overview of the basic doctrines underlying the UN Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG), Clayton Gillette explores their ambiguities and thus considers the extent to which uniform international commercial law is possible, as well as appraising the extent to which the doctrines in the UN Convention reflect those that commercial parties would prefer. With its compelling combination of doctrine and theory, this book makes an ideal companion for students and legal scholars alike.

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Elgar Advanced Introductions are stimulating and thoughtful introductions to major fields in the social sciences, business and law, expertly written by the world’s leading scholars. Designed to be accessible yet rigorous, they offer concise and lucid surveys of the substantive and policy issues associated with discrete subject areas.

Providing a concise overview of the basic doctrines underlying the UN Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG), Clayton Gillette explores their ambiguities and thus considers the extent to which uniform international commercial law is possible, as well as appraising the extent to which the doctrines in the UN Convention reflect those that commercial parties would prefer. With its compelling combination of doctrine and theory, this book makes an ideal companion for students and legal scholars alike.

Key features include:
• Concise and compact overview of the CISG
• Includes contemporary developments
• Provides a theoretical basis for evaluating international sales law
• Considers perspectives of economic analysis of law.
Critical Acclaim
‘The CISG's significance lies as much in the advances that it has generated in understanding the legal challenges and opportunities presented by a genuinely global economy, as in its direct impact on world trade. The Advanced Introduction to International Sales Law is a superb example of this phenomenon. Professor Gillette, a master of the law and economics perspective, raises fundamental questions about the purposes and success of the CISG, and then rigorously deploys those questions throughout the volume to elucidate and evaluate the substantive provisions of this broadly-accepted treaty. The result is an essential tool for those who seek a sophisticated introduction to the CISG, and a must-read for all of those engaged in the search for the best approaches to the legal challenges presented by international trade.’
– Harry Flechtner, University of Pittsburgh School of Law, US

‘This is a stimulating short treatment of the CISG written by a leading authority on the subject. It usefully reminds us of the purpose that should be served by legislation of this type – the setting of default standards that abbreviate the negotiating process that should otherwise have led to those same standards. By pointing to the merits of competition between legal systems and instruments, it is also a timely response to uncritical exponents of uniform law.’
– Michael Bridge, London School of Economics, UK

‘A must-have for CISG scholars and practitioners that offers a unique perspective on the CISG, in that it analyzes the CISG’s provisions in light of whether they mirror the legal rules international that actors would choose for themselves.’
– Franco Ferrari, New York University School of Law, US
Contents
Contents: 1. Why Uniform International Commercial Law? 2. The Scope of the CISG 3. Contract Formation and Terms 4. Interpretation 5. Performance 6. Risk of Loss 7. Exemption 8. Remedies for Breach Index
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