This new edition of the leading authority on international aspects of sale of goods provides clear, comprehensive and detailed analysis of the subject. The unique dual coverage of contracts under English law and the CISG is a valuable benefit for those interested in all types of sale of goods contracts, including the sale of commodities such as grain and oil. The detailed commentary provides analysis on decided cases as well as on standard form contracts which represent evolving trade practice. In addition to matters of contract law, the book considers relevant property law, most tably addressing those issues arising out of the use of documents of title, such as marine bills of lading. The rights and duties of buyer and seller are explained in depth, and the relationship of sale contracts to other contracts, such as charter parties and letter of credit contracts, is rigorously examined. The book deals with issues of frustration and force majeure, the passing of property and risk, and remedies. New to this edition are three separate chapters on the UN Convention on the International Sale of Goods (CISG) covering formation, performance and remedies for n-performance of the contract. The law is explained in the context of commercial practice making the book an ideal reference source for practitioners, scholars and postgraduate students.
Previously Dean of Laws and Professor of Commercial Law at UCL. Prior to that, Hind Professor of Commercial Law and Head of the Department of Law at the University of Nottingham and Professor of Law at McGill University. Author of numerous books and many articles and chapters in the field of commercial and contract law. Door tenant 20 Essex Street Chambers.