Juliet Taylor, 2006
Against the background of an overview of retention of title regimes in Australia and New Zealand, the author explores conflict of laws issues in relation to trans-Tasman supply of goods. The article focuses on specific problems in this regard as a result of the divergence of the Australian and New Zealand regimes, as well as inadequately drafted conflict of laws provisions in the New Zealand Personal Property Securities Act 1999. The author emphasises the importance, also for Australian suppliers of goods to New Zealand buyers, of registering retention of title arrangements on the (New Zealand) Personal Properties Securities Register.
"The Formation of Interstate and International Contracts. A Note on the 1980 UN Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods"
Nicky Richardson, 1989
This short note discusses the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (also known as the Vienna Sales Convention). Particular emphasis is placed on Part II of the Convention that deals with formation of sales contracts. After discussing particular articles of interest, the author concludes that the Convention will go a long way in enhancing legal certainty for international sales contracts. The only cause for regret is that it only applies to certain sales contracts and not to contracts generally.