30.01 It has been noted earlier1 that a monetary obligation cannot generally be the source of frustration under a contract. Leaving aside the possibility of supervening illegality either under the law applicable to the contract or the law of the place of performance,2 the performance of a monetary obligation cannot be rendered factually or objectively impossible, even if the monetary unit in which it was originally expressed has ceased to exist. It is, however, to be noted that monetary union in Europe involved the effective disappearance of eleven national...
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