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This article discusses the judgment of the Dutch Supreme Court issued on 19 February 2021 that answers the question whether the initiation of a mediation in cross-border disputes interrupts the statutory limitation period for civil claims. Introduction Lately, the doctrine of the statute of limitation has been concretized in the Netherlands by means of various judgments of the Supreme Court.[1] In a recent ruling dated 19 February 2021, the Supreme Court issued a judgment in…

The global outbreak of the Corona virus (Covid-19) is having a disruptive effect on businesses, individuals and the society at large. The outbreak also effects the ability of many businesses to (continue to) perform their obligations under commercial contracts. In this publication, we discuss the legal implications of the Corona virus outbreak on performance under commercial contracts which are governed by Dutch law. Specifically, we distinguish between commercial contracts that contain specific provisions on which…