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The International Sale of Goods, 4th Edition by Bridge, Michael (30th November 2017)

Part II International Sales Governed by the UN Sale Convention 1980 (CISG), 12 Remedies for Breach of Contract

MG Bridge

From: The International Sale of Goods (4th Edition)

Michael Bridge

From: Oxford Legal Research Library (http://olrl.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 08 July 2020

Breach of contract — Remedies for breach of contract — Obligations of the buyer — Obligations of the seller

This chapter builds on the previous chapter's discussion in drawing distinctions between the CISG and English law. This time the chapter considers the remedies for a breach of contract. In the event of non-performance by one of the contracting parties, various remedies are made available to the other under the CISG, largely recognizable by a common lawyer if not always available in the circumstances and to the same extent in English law. There is, however, a major structural difference that should be observed from the outset. English law draws a sharp distinction between breach of contract and the effect on a contract of impossibility or frustrating circumstances.

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