The Applicability of the Vienna Convention

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On the 28th of Mai 2019 the Federal Court of Switzerland made a decision in the field of international law. Subject of the ruling was, if the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG; the Vienna Convention) was applicable to purchase contracts between a public institute domiciled in Bale (Switzerland, hereinafter “the complainant”) and a Slovenian company (hereinafter “the opponent 1”) and its Swiss subsidiary (hereinafter… Read More »The Applicability of the Vienna Convention

Forum Running – Dispute of Competence

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In civil procedure law exists the principle that parallel ongoing proceedings must be avoided. For this purpose, civil procedure law awards a barrier effect towards a proceeding, that has been filed later elsewhere, but concerns the same matter. This will avoid two different rulings for the same matter. If a party is threatened by proceedings the party in question could be tempted to file a case in front of a… Read More »Forum Running – Dispute of Competence

Icc Statistics of the Year 2018, 4th of August 2019

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This June the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) published the statistics of the year 2018. With 842 trials in 2018 the arbitral court set a new record in the number of registered new cases. Concerning the geographical origins, the filings in the year 2018 came from 135 countries with a total of 2’282 parties worldwide. Noticeable was the increase of 25% of the number of parties coming from Central and… Read More »Icc Statistics of the Year 2018, 4th of August 2019

How to accept bitcoin as merchant with BTCpayserver

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We at LAWGATE are constantly looking for increasing the customer experience and striving to achieve a high level of confidentiality of customer data. This also includes the payment process. By design, this is not possible with credit cards as they do not run without a third party and that is why we looked into how to accept Bitcoin. While ok for standard use cases, customers might be less eager to… Read More »How to accept bitcoin as merchant with BTCpayserver