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Case name
Elos Med S.P. v. Glimm Screens B.V.
Rechtbank Noord-Nederland (District Court Northern Netherlands)
N.A. Baarsma (Sole judge)
Date of decision
09 February 2022
Case nr./docket nr.
C/18/202331 / HA ZA 20-245
Claimant 1
Elos Med S.P.
Place of business
Role in transaction
Respondent 1
Glimm Screens B.V.
Place of business
Role in transaction
Case History
Present decision
Glimm Screens B.V. v. Elos Med S.P.
Gerechtshof Arnhem-Leeuwarden (Court of Appeal Arnhem-Leeuwarden)
Netherlands, 29 August 2023 – 200.313.285/01, CISG-online 6449
Seller 1
Glimm Screens B.V.
Place of business
Role in trade
Manufacturer of the goods sold
Buyer 1
Elos Med S.P.
Place of business
Role in trade
End-user of the goods
Category of goods
81: Prefabricated buildings; sanitary plumbing, heating and lighting fixtures and fittings, not elsewhere specified
Goods as per contract
Hologram equipment with accessories
35'459.34 EUR (Euro)
CISG applicable
yes, due to parties' choice of the law of a CISG Contracting State
CISG applied
(Domestic) law applied in addition
Dutch law
Key CISG provisions interpreted and applied
Art. 7(1); Art. 25; Art. 49(1)(a); Art. 74; Art. 81(1); Art. 84(1)
Key CISG provisions interpreted
Art. 4 (validity of standard terms not governed by CISG)
Key CISG provisions applied
Art. 8 (incorporation of standard terms into a CISG contract); Art. 8 (identification of buyer in a purchase scenario involving a leasing company); Art. 33(c)
CISG provisions also cited
Art. 6; Art. 8(3); Art. 33(a); Art. 33(b); Art. 47(1); Art. 49(1)(b)
Relevant CISG provisions not cited
Art. 14(1) (incorporation of standard terms into a CISG contract); Art. 26
Non-provision-specific issues addressed
Incorporation of standard terms into CISG contracts; Uncertainty about party to the sales contract
This decision cites the following other CISG-online cases 5
Integrated Logistics Co. v. Trading Company P. van Adrighem B.V.
Hoge Raad (Dutch Supreme Court)
Netherlands, 15 January 2016 – 14/06070, CISG-online 3511
Antima International BVBA v. StockXL
Rechtbank Gelderland (District Court Gelderland)
Netherlands, 14 October 2015 – C/05/277453 / HA ZA 15-66C/05/277453, CISG-online 2680
Car phones case
Oberlandesgericht Düsseldorf (Court of Appeal Düsseldorf)
Germany, 21 April 2004 – I-15 U 88/03, CISG-online 915
Italian shoes case XXIII
Landgericht München II (District Court Munich II)
Germany, 20 February 2002 – 10 O 5423/01, CISG-online 712
FCF S.A. v. Adriafil Commerciale S.r.l. (Egyptian cotton case II)
Bundesgericht/Tribunal fédéral (Swiss Federal Supreme Court)
Switzerland, 15 September 2000 – 4C.105/2000, CISG-online 770
This decision cites the following CISG-AC Opinion 1
This decision is cited by 1
Cozy Casa N.V. v. Vidiled B.V.
Rechtbank Zeeland-West-Brabant (District Court Zeeland-West-Brabant)
Netherlands, 03 August 2022 – C/02/383574 / HA ZA 21-149, CISG-online 5974
European Case Law Identifier (ECLI)
Comment on this decision 1
Burghard Piltz, 'Neue Entwicklungen im UN-Kaufrecht', Neue Juristische Wochenschrift (NJW) (2023), 2542–2548, at 2545 [– in German]
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