Nalyse the compromises made in the Vienna Convention between common law and civil law approaches to contract formation.


” D Arcy, Murray & Cleave: Schmitthoff s Export Trade; The Law and Practice of International Trade, Sweet & Maxwell, 2000. A useful course companion.
” Fletcher, Mistelis & Cremona (eds.)  Foundations and Perspectives of International Trade Law , Sweet & Maxwell 2001. A collection of essays from the Schmitthoff Symposium, well worth a look.
” Goode, Commercial Law, 3rd Ed. London 2004 (Penguin). The cornerstone of Commercial Law, and inexpensive too.
” Sealy & Hooley: Commercial Law, Text, Cases and Materials, 3rd Edition, Butterworths 2003. A very helpful companion book, with detailed commentary.
” Michael Bridge, The International Sale of Goods Law and Practice, Oxford 1999 (Oxford University Press)
” Chuah, The Law of International Trade, London 2001 (Sweet & Maxwell)
” Schlechtriem & Schwenzer (Eds), Commentary on the UN Convention on the International Sale of Goods (CISG), Oxford 2005 (OUP). The best civil law commentary on CISG.

Also recommended are:

” Bianca & Bonell (eds.) Commentary on International Sales Law (1987) Interesting older commentary on CISG. Available online at CISG W3
” Enderlein & Maskow International Sales Law (1992)  Excellent Civil law commentary on CISG, albeit somewhat dated. Available online at CISG W3
” Indira Carr, Principles of International Trade Law, 2d edition, London 1999 (Cavendish) Good reading for CIF and FOB.
” Ross Cranston (Ed.), Commercial Law, Aldershot-Hong Kong-Singapore-Sydney 1992 (Dartmouth)
” Ralph H. Folsom / Michael Wallace Gordon: International Business Transactions. Hornbook Series, St. Paul, Minn. (West)
” Ralph H. Folsom / Michael Wallace Gordon / John A. Spanogle, Jr.: International Business Transactions. A Problem-Oriented Coursebook, 5th edition, St. Paul, Minn. 2001 (West)
” Adolf H. Hermann: International Trade Terms. Standard Terms for the International Sale of Goods, London et al. 1993 (Kluwer / Graham & Trotman / Martinus Nijhoff)
” John Honnold: Uniform Law for International Sales, 3rd ed., 1999 (Kluwer) excellent commentary on CISG available online at CISG W3.
” John Honnold: Documentary History of the Uniform Law on International Sales (1989)  wonderfull overview of the genesis of the CISG. Excerpts available on CISG W3.
” Norbert Horn / Clive M Schmitthoff (Eds.): The Transnational law of International Commercial Transactions, Deventeer-Boston-London-Frankfurt 1982 (Kluwer)
” Albert H. Kritzer (Ed.): Guide to the Practical Application of the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods, Deventeer-Boston 1994 (Kluwer) with regular supplements. The excellent commentary of commentaries.
” Gabriel Moens and Peter Gillies, International Trade and Business: Law, Policy and Ethics, Sydney and London 1998 (Cavendish) useful for introduction and revision.
” McKendrick (ed) Sale of Goods (2000)
” McKendrick The Law of Contract 5th ed (2003)
” Marylin J. Raisch / Roberta I. Schaffer (Eds.): Introduction to Transnational Legal Transactions, New York-London-Rome 1995 (Oceana)
” Philip Raworth: Foreign Trade Law of the European Union, New York 1995 (Oceana Publications)
” Petar Sarcevic (Ed.): International Contracts and Conflicts of Laws. A Collection of Essays, London-Dordrecht-Boston 1990 (Graham & Trotman / Martinus Nijhoff)
” Petar Sarcevic and Paul Volken (Eds.): International Contracts and Payments, London-Dordrecht-Boston 1991 (Graham & Trotman / Martinus Nijhoff)
” Petar Sarcevic and Paul Volken (Eds.): The International Sale of Goods Revisited, The Hague-London-Boston 2001 (Kluwer Law International)
” Gitelle Seer and Maria I Smolka Day (Eds.): Introduction to International Business Law: Legal Transactions in a Global Economy, New York 1996 (Oceana)
” John A Spanogle and Peter Winship, International Sales Law, A Problem-Oriented Course-book, St Paul/Minn 2000 (West)
” Paul B. Stephan III / Don Wallace, Jr. / Julie A. Roin: International Business and Economics Law and Policy, Charlottesville, VA 1993/1996 (The Michie Company Law Publishers)
” Detlef F Vagts, Transnational Business Problems, 2d edition, New York 1998 (Foundation Press) new edition due
” Hans van Houtte: The Law of International Trade, London 2002 (Sweet & Maxwell). Useful reference book.

Useful Web-Sites :

” The best web site on CISG and sales is maintained by Pace University: Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (htm)
” FindLaw International Trade Law (htm)
” International Centre for Commercial Law (Intrade.htm)
” International Trade Law Library (trade.html)
” LLRX Guide to Intl Trade Law (/it/spolfo/TRADE.htm)
” The World Bank Group (/at/uncitral/en-index.htm), in all UN official languages: