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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: 30 October 2020

Subject(s):
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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