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CISG-online no. 2803
CLOUT no. 0
Jurisdiction Switzerland
Tribunal Bundesgericht
Claimant Seller
Respondent Buyer
Date of decision 08-Nov-2016
Case no./Docket no. 4A_451/2016
Seller's country Austria
Buyer's country Switzerland
Goods involved Photographs (Fotografien)
Application of the CISG No, Art. 2(b)
Key CISG provisions cited and discussed Art. 2(b)
Provisions also cited
Provisions discussed, but not in fact cite
Decision cited in Internationales Handelsrecht (IHR) 2017, 72-74
Pace database (instance translation generally available)
Other translations
Instance history Handelsgericht Z├╝rich, 10 June 2016, CISG-online 2802
Present decision (affirming)

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Comment The Swiss Supreme Court held that an online auction via an internet website is an 'auction' in the sense of Art. 2(b), and that international sales transactions initiated in this manner are therefore not governed be the CISG.

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