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Force majeure Clauses - Drafting Advice for the CISG Practitioner,
Jennifer M. Bund  * 

I. Introduction

[I. Introduction]

II. The United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods

[II. The United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods]

A. The Doctrine of Excuse

1. Third Parties
2. Unresolved Issues

B. The UNIDROIT Principles

C. Interplay Between CISG Excuse and UNIDROIT Hardship

III. Excuse Doctrine in the United States and the CISG

[III. Excuse Doctrine in the United States and the CISG]

A. Impracticability

1. Impracticable
2. Basic Assumption
3. Greater Liability
B. Force majeure
C. Interplay Between Impracticability and force majeure

D. How the U.S. Doctrine of Excuse Differs from the CISG Doctrine

IV. Force majeure Clauses and the CISG

[IV. Force majeure Clauses and the CISG]

A. The Need for a Force Majeure Clause
B. Drafting Advice for Practitioners
1. Pre-Drafting Issues
2. Procedural Issues
3. Substantive Issues
a. Specificity
b. Scope
c. Interpretation

V. Conclusion

[V. Conclusion]

APPENDIX -- Sample Force Majeure Contracts

[APPENDIX -- Sample Force Majeure Contracts]

I. Bilateral Clause Designed for Construction and Supply Contracts
II. Take-or-pay Contract (e.g., natural gas)
III. United Nations Economic Commission for Europe Standard Excuse Provision

FOOTNOTES

[FOOTNOTES]

Endnotes

Endnotes

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