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