"Force Majeure" and Economic Hardship under UAE Law

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SAAD, M. (2022). "Force Majeure" and Economic Hardship under UAE Law. Proche-Orient Études Juridiques, (75), 33-41. Consulté à l’adresse https://journals.usj.edu.lb/poej/article/view/900


The recent COVID-19 pandemic has sparked a renewed interest in the concepts of force majeure and economic hardship, which both deal with unforeseen and unavoidable events disrupting the performance of a contract. Despite many overlapping features between the two concepts, major divergences exist, both in conditions and effects. This article examines how force majeure and hardship are approached in the UAE Civil Transactions Code by analyzing their constitutive elements and comparing their consequences on contract performance and liability.