Clarification of the interplay between the Vienna Convention of 11 April 1980 on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods and the liability for defective products

The insurer of an Italian company, subrogated to the latter’s rights, sued a French company and its insurer on the basis of the liability for defective and non-compliant food ingredients, which were then to be incorporated by the purchasing company into its own products. In a ruling dated 21 October 2021 (RG 20/04472), the Versailles […]

Sultan of Sulu Case

Several Philippine nationals have initiated ad hoc arbitration proceedings concerning the interpretation and performance of an agreement concluded in 1878 between the Sultan of Sulu and two European explorers.  This agreement, described by the claimants as a “lease agreement” and by Malaysia as a “cession of territory and sovereignty“, covered the territories on the north […]