International sales contracts (online course)

How can the CISG improve your handling of international sales contracts? 

This course addresses the CISG’s importance in international sales contracts, covering its applicability, contract formation (including standard contract terms), and parties’ rights and obligations, including remedies. It aims to improve practical knowledge and offers tips to avoid common mistakes. 

  • Commercial law programme: tailored to legal experts with an international practice 
  • Abundant in interaction, insights and eye openers 
  • Learn today, apply tomorrow


About this course

Around 80-90 % of the international sales contracts are directly governed by the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG). With 97 contracting states almost all industrial countries  are members of the Convention. Despite the importance of the Convention the knowledge about it is often underdeveloped in practice and this unawareness can lead to serious legal implications both for the contracting parties and their legal advisors, including liability for professional malpractice for the latter. 

This course is trying to make an end to this unawareness. Therefore, it will outline the most important features of the CISG, which means in the first place the sphere of applicability, the formation of contracts (including standard contract terms), and the right and obligations of the parties including the remedy system. In addition, tips for practitioners will be given to avoid some common mistakes (like a careless ‘opt-out’ of the CISG) and some hot topics will be discussed. 

This course is part of the Commercial Law programme.

Topics that will be covered include:

  • Legal thinking in an international contract context 
  • International contract drafting 
  • Formation of international (sales) contracts and standard contract terms 
  • Rights and obligations within an international (sales) contract scenario (including remedies) 

Target group

Lawyers, company lawyers, legal counsels, legal financial professionals

Quality assurance

The CPO is a certified training institute. Our courses are recognised by the Netherlands Bar.


Date and time
Thursday 7 November 2024 from 15:00 to 18:15
€ 370,- including digital course material (VAT exempt)
3 PE points the Netherlands Bar and 3 HQ PE points
Areas of law
Burgerlijk (proces)recht, Verbintenissenrecht

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