contracts

Why a Written Contract Is Better Than a Verbal Agreement

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Who reading this has entered into a casual agreement with just a handshake or a nod of the head? For agreements on who is buying dinner or who gets to choose the movie of the night, those types of “contracts” are just fine. But for the contracts that are more formal and require an exchange of goods and services or hours and fees need something more than verbal yes and… Read More »Why a Written Contract Is Better Than a Verbal Agreement

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