Consolidated draft of "Legal Guide to Uniform Legal Instruments (with a focus on sales)" published

The consolidated draft for "Legal Guide to Uniform Legal Instruments in the Area of International Commercial Contracts (with a focus on sales)" has been published on 16 January 2020. According to the drafters, the Guide is intended to map out the instruments developed by each organisation, to further provide a comparative understanding of the coverage and basic themes of each instrument, and to clarify the relationship among them.

Based on a joint proposal (A/CN.9/892) which was approved by the governing bodies of the Hague Conference on Private International Law, Unidroit and UNCITRAL, the guide has been developed over the past years. The respective Secretariats were supported by five experts from different legal traditions and geographical backgrounds: Neil Cohen (USA), Lauro da Gama e Souza Jr (Brazil), Hiroo Sono (Japan), Pilar Perales Viscasillas (Spain) and Stefan Vogenauer (Germany).