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: … Continue reading Dutch court says US secondary sanctions aren’t force majeure