Legal Question in International Law in France

Let me get to the point. I have a company in Europe.

I orded 2 containers of merchandise from a company in USA. When my client received the merchandise it was not what was specified on the proforma invoice. Different material.

I want my money back and sue them. What are my lawfull rights.

Asked on 7/03/11, 1:34 pm

1 Answer from Attorneys

Didier LEBON

Two kind of actions may be envisaged before French Courts againt the US company. The first one would be the filing of a civil claim for breach of contract. I assume that the Vienna Convention on the international sale of goods is applicable and remedies as stated by the aforementioned Convention may be sought. The second one could be a criminal complaint for fraud if the conditions of this criminal offense are met.

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Answered on 7/05/11, 10:12 am

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