Advocate General Hogan: Iranian undertakings may invoke EU law blocking US secondary sanctions before the courts of the Member States

(Source :ECJ)

Advocate General Hogan: Iranian undertakings may invoke EU law blocking US secondary sanctions before the courts of the Member States

A decision by an EU undertaking to terminate a contractual relationship with an Iranian undertaking subject to US primary sanctions should be regarded as invalid if it cannot be justified on any ground other than the desire to comply with US legislation providing for secondary sanctions against non-US undertakings trading with such Iranian undertakings which falls under the EU blocking statute

The Iranian bank Bank Melli Iran, which has a branch in Hamburg (Germany), claims before the German Courts that the notice of ordinary termination given by the German telecommunication provider Telekom Deutschland with respect to their contracts for telecommunication services is invalid. The services provided by Telekom Deutschland form the exclusive basis of the internal and external communication structures of Bank Melli Iran in Germany and are therefore indispensable to its business activities.

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