Dutch court says US secondary sanctions aren’t force majeure

A Dutch company, Pipe Survey, failed to perform various services it had contractually agreed to perform in Iran when US sanctions were re-imposed on Iran in May 2018, and relied on a clause in the contract forgiving performance on grounds of force majeure including “governmental intervention”. It was sued for breach of contract in the Rotterdam District Court. Case number: …

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About Maya Lester QC

Maya Lester QC

Maya Lester QC is a senior barrister (Queen’s Counsel) at Brick Court Chambers with a wide-ranging practice in public law, European law, competition law, international law, human rights & civil liberties. She has a particular expertise in sanctions. The legal directories say she is the...

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