International Sales Law 101 | CISG

International Sales Law 101 | CISG


  • No prior understanding or knowledge of CISG is required.


This course has been designed to help businessmen, lawyers, and law students to understand the basics of international sales. In this course, we will primarily be looking at the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG) and issues dealt with under this convention. As of 2020, 94 countries have ratified CISG including major players such as the United States, China, Japan, and Germany. CISG was adopted to remove uncertainties and to make buying and selling of goods internationally simple. Each topic is explained with the use of case laws or illustrations to make the course more engaging. For this course, no prior knowledge or experience in the subject is required.

The course is divided into four sections: Introduction and general principles, the scope of the convention, the fundamental breach of contract, and the rights and obligations of the buyers and sellers.

This course is prepared by Tanisha Khimesara. She is a legal consultant and anti-money laundering specialist (CAMS) from India and Canada. She has a B.A.LL.B. (Hons.) from the Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, India, and an LLM in International Business Law from Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, Canada.

Disclaimer- This course is purely for educational purposes and should not be construed as legal advice.

Who this course is for:

  • Anyone interested in learning about CISG.
  • Law students preparing for international sales law course.
  • Businessmen and lawyers who deal with international sales both in civil and common law jurisdictions.
  • Law students preparing for the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot.


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