HELU KABEL GmbH Standard Terms and Conditions for Delivery and Payment
a. Our standard terms and conditions apply exclusively; we do not
recognize any conflicting, deviating or supplementing terms and
conditions of the Customer unless we have explicitly consented to
such conditions in writing.
b. We hereby explicitly reject any incorporation by reference to the
Customer‘s standard terms and conditions or to any reference to
the standard terms and conditions of third parties. In particular,
we decline the related validity of any individual pre-formulated
clauses or collections of such clauses referenced by the Customer.
c. Our standard terms and conditions apply to all legal claims of the
Customer regardless of legal grounds.
d. Our standard terms and conditions also apply if we provide services
with knowledge of any conflicting or supplemental clauses.
e. Our standard terms and conditions apply to relationships with
companies, juridical persons organized under public law and special
funds organized according to public law.
2. Contract partner
a. The contractual partner of HELU KABEL GmbH is exclusively the
Customer that has directly placed an order and to whom the
confirmation of the order has been given.
b. HELU KABEL GmbH provides its services only for the Customer
named in the offer or in the order confirmation. Liability vis-à-vis a
third party not named as the ordering Customer is hereby explicitly
3. Telephonic and oral representations
a. Verbal communication in person, by phone or other electronic
media are not legally binding.
b. A potential Customer must specify the subject of the delivery in
question (e.g. a particular cable construction) in writing and
state the quantity and delivery details (desired delivery time, type
of shipment, transfer of risk) since a reliable review is not possible
4. Offer, reservations
a. All offers made by HELU KABEL GmbH are non-binding.
b. Offers made by HELU KABEL GmbH are explicitly subject to timely
self-delivery. HELU KABEL GmbH agrees to promptly inform the
Customer of non-availability and to promptly reimburse any consideration
c. For all its offers, HELU KABEL GmbH explicitly reserves the right
of prior sale. HELU KABEL GmbH agrees to promptly inform the
Customer about any resulting lack of availability and to promptly
reimburse any payments already received.
d. Offers are submitted subject to the Customer being accepted as
insurable by the commercial loan insurer.
e. HELU KABEL GmbH reserves the right to correct mistakes and
clerical errors in written offers.
f. If the offer has an expiration date, the offer becomes null and void
if not accepted within the deadline.
g. HELU KABEL GmbH is not obligated to accept any order placed
after expiration of the expiration of the offer. In particular, all
delivery dates in the offer are no longer valid.
h. Catalog goods are offered only with the qualities evident in the
catalog and the online spec sheets for the respective product
whereby the online spec sheets reflect the technical status of qualities
governing the offer. HELU KABEL GmbH reserves the right to
make technical alterations. Utilization and suitability for a particular
purpose are not subject of the offer.
5. Order confirmation
a. A contract with HELU KABEL GmbH is reached upon the receipt of
the written order confirmation and acceptance of terms and conditions
as stated in the written order confirmation.
b. If no order confirmation is received, then the contents of the contract
are governed by the offer made by HELU KABEL GmbH.
6. Modification, cancellation of orders
a. Modifications of an order are valid only if confirmed by HELU KABEL
GmbH in writing.
b. Modification of the order cancels the original delivery schedule.
c. The Customer is not entitled to cancel an order. Despite cancellation
by the Customer, HELU KABEL GmbH may insist on acceptance
of delivery of the ordered merchandise and payment of the full
7. Prices and costs
a. HELU KABEL GmbH may demand payment in advance. Deliveries
to new customers will only be made against advance payment.
b. In the case of international transactions, the Customer shall, at the
option of HELU KABEL GmbH, either make payment in advance or
post a documentary letter of credit with no payment time limitation.
c. Prices quoted in offers and order confirmations are net prices EX
WORKS without packaging, without postage, without insurance,
without customs costs and without shipping costs.
d. Packaging, shipping, loading and unloading costs as well as
possible customs duties, taxes and fees shall be the responsibility
of the Customer.
e. Unless otherwise agreed upon the Customer also bears the costs
of freight insurance.
f. The Customer is responsible for all applicable taxes and duties.
g. The invoiced amount is payable without any deductions immediately
after receipt. The Customer is in default without further notice
for failure to pay by the agreed deadline. If no special payment
deadline is agreed upon with the Customer, the Customer is in
default 10 calendar days after receipt of the invoice. In the case
of legal transactions not involving consumers, HELU KABEL GmbH
may charge the Customer late payment interest of nine percentage
points above the basic interest rate (published by the German
Central Bank Deutsche Bundesbank).
h. If the Customer has not properly assigned a payment made, an
initial check will be made to see if the Customer’s intention is
apparent by matching the amount of payment with an open
invoice. If no allocation is apparent, the amount of payment will
be applied to the most recent invoice presented and then to the
immediately preceding invoices.
7.1. Cable and conduit pricing
a. Because of the high metal content it is customary in the German
cable industry to separately state metal costs („metal surcharge“).
HELU KABEL GmbH is therefore entitled to separately state metal
costs („metal surcharge“). In international transactions, HELU
KABEL GmbH reserves the right to quote full material prices.
b. Copper metal calculation:
Unless otherwise agreed in writing, net prices for copper contain
a €150.00 per 100 kg copper base price (exception for underground
cables: Cu basis 0 and telephone cables: Cu base price
c. The calculation basis for the sale price is the published upper DEL
(Deutsche Elektrolyt-Kupfernotierung für Leitmaterial = German
electrolytic copper quote for conductive material) quoted on the
HELU KABEL GmbH Standard Terms and Conditions for Delivery and Payment
exchange for copper on the day prior to the day the order is received
plus (at least 1%) purchasing costs. The sale price is increased
or reduced by the difference between the copper base price and
the DEL quote. The copper number is multiplied by the copper
difference. If not otherwise stated, the copper number applies per
d. Other metal surcharges (e.g. aluminum, nickel, lead) are handled
equivalent to the copper calculation. The base price is the value
stated in our offers. All metal surcharges are excluded from prompt
payment and other discounts.
7.2. Accessory pricing
a. Metal calculation for brass:
Metal surcharges contain a brass base cost of €150.00 per 100 kg
of brass. The computational basis for the sale price is the price
quoted on the exchange (exchange quotation for MS 58. Processing
stage 1) on the day after receipt of the order plus purchase
costs. The sale price is increased or reduced by the difference
between the brass base cost and brass quotation by allowing a 5%
brass surcharge or discount, respectively, for every full €13 per
100 kg. Such surcharges are always quoted on a purely net basis.
b. Metal calculation for copper: equivalent to cable and conduits (see
c. Metal calcultaion for copper lugs: the prices contain a copper base
cost of €150 per 100 kg of copper. The computational basis for
the sale price is the MK price for copper on the day before the day
the order is drafted. The copper number is to be multiplied by the
copper difference. If not otherwise stated the copper number is per
1000 pieces. All metal surcharges or discounts are always quoted
on a purely net basis.
d. Prices quoted assume acceptance of delivery of a complete packaging
unit (VE). HELU KABEL GmbH reserves the right to impose a
low quantity surcharge for smaller quantities or open packages.
7.3. Minimum order value, surcharge
a. We are not obligated to accept orders when the net price without
metal surcharge is below €100.
b. A surcharge of €10 for orders within Germany and €35 for
exported orders on orders below the minimum order value apply.
7.4. Cutting costs
a. If HELU KABEL GmbH agrees to deliver lengths that deviate from
normal lengths of those held in inventory, HELU KABEL GmbH is
entitled to apply a per cut surcharge.
7.5. Freight and shipping costs
a. All deliveries exclude unloading.
b. We deliver orders worth €500 or more (without metal surcharge,
without value-added tax, without shipping costs) within Germany
“Freight Allowed”, without unloading, excluding packaging).
c. We also ship freight collect without unloading. The following flat
rates are charged for freight collect shipments in Germany: €8.95
for small packages up to 31.5 kg. Shipments by freight forwarder
over and above 31.5 kg: €0.28 per kg. The Customer bears the
cost of special routings.
d. The Customer bears the cost of deliveries abroad which will be set
forth in the respective offer.
7.6 Packaging costs
a. HELU KABEL GmbH generally charges (in addition to the cable
drums) a €5.00 packaging flat rate.
b. Packaging material will either be invoiced or made available on a loan
basis. Pallet cages and Euro pallets will be delivered on an exchange
basis. Disposable drums will be invoiced and cannot be returned.
c. HELU KABEL GmbH reserves the right to decide whether to ship
using KTG or HELU drums.
aa. KTG drums remain the property of KTG GmbH & Co KG
Troisdorf and are subject exclusively to its fee system. See also:
bb. HELU drums will be supplied on a loaned basis. Drums 1.00 m
(“Size 10”) and larger are free for the first 12 months. We charge
a lending fee for the 13th through the 18th month. If not made
available for pickup (www.helukabel.de/kabeltrommel) by the
end of the 18th month, the complete drum price will be invoiced.
For further information see our information sheet entitled
HELUKABEL Drum Management (Trommelmanagement)
1/2012 (www.helukabel.de/kabeltrommelinfos), that is a part
of our standard terms and conditions.
cc. HELU KABEL GmbH will pick up HELU drums that have been made
available for pickup within Germany at no charge. HELU KABEL
GmbH assumes the cost for return transport. In such case, HELU KABEL
GmbH will decide on the freight forwarder and the pickup
date. Customer assumes responsibility for loading. The originator
bears any costs incurred due to return transport not done in
accordance with instructions.
d. HELU KABEL GmbH is entitled to invoice the drum price for deliveries
outside of Germany. There will be no retrieval.
8. Quantities delivered
a. Delivery will be made as set forth in our order confirmation. Partial
deliveries are expressly recognized as acceptable.
b. We generally reserve the right to deliver 10% more or less than
the ordered quantity. In case of Customer specific special cables,
however, this can be + / -15% of the quantity ordered. Special
cables are delivered in lengths that depend upon technical production
conditions. Partial deliveries are permissible.
9. Returns, return costs
a. The Customer has no right to return goods that are delivered free
b. If, in exceptional cases, HELU KABEL GmbH declares that it is
prepared to accept the return of delivered items, the condition of
the goods will be first determined. For this purpose, the Customer
shall return the delivered goods to HELU KABEL GmbH at its own
cost. After receipt, HELU KABEL GmbH will inspect the merchandise
returned for quantity and condition.
c. HELU KABEL GmbH will make an offer for accepting the return under
consideration of age and condition.
d. If the Customer accepts the return offer, HELU KABEL GmbH will
either credit the Customer‘s account or execute the corresponding
e. If the Customer does not accept the return offer, it shall retrieve the
merchandise offered to it at its own cost. If despite demand made
to do so there has been no retrieval within one month, HELU KABEL
GmbH is entitled to have the corresponding merchandise scrapped
and charge the Customer.
10. Right to refuse performance, withhold payment, set-off
a. Customer‘s right to refuse performance (defense resulting from
the failure to perform) is excluded if the Customer is required to
pay in advance or present a letter of credit.
b. Rights to withhold payment pursuant to § 273 of the German Civil
Code (BGB) exist only for claims that are mature and completely
valid a) either under the same order or, b) in so far as the order
is deemed a continuation of contracts concluded earlier, to the
extent these are undisputed or determined with legal finality.
c. Set-off is permissible only with respect to claims that are undisputed
or determined with legal finality.
d. A claim that is in litigation ready for decision is the equivalent of an
11. Reservation of title, objection to resale, use and processing
a. HELU KABEL GmbH retains ownership of the merchandise delivered
until full and unconditional payment of the invoiced amount for
the respective item has been received.
b. HELU KABEL GmbH hereby objects to resale, use and processing
before full payment of the purchase price. This also applies in
particular to the Customer‘s insolvency administrator.
c. Action taken by the Customer that leads to the loss of HELU KABEL
GmbH‘s ownership is grounds for a compensatory damage claim
against the Customer. Besides the Customer, in the case of juridical
persons, its legal representative will be personally liable for compensatory
d. The Customer agrees to promptly inform HELU KABEL GmbH of
any judgment execution measures taken by third parties in the
goods subject to ownership of the goods. In addition, the Customer
shall inform third parties of the ownership of the goods.
e. In the event of resale or lease of the goods subject to ownership,
the Customer now does hereby assign to HELU KABEL GmbH as
collateral its receivables claims accruing against its customers until
its rights to purchase price have been fulfilled. HELU KABEL GmbH
accepts these assignments of collateral.
f. Where goods subject to ownership have been processed, modified
or bound to another object, HELU KABEL GmbH shall acquire an
immediate property interest in the newly manufactured object
which shall subsequently be regarded as goods subject to ownership.
g. If the value of the collateral in the form of receivables claims
exceeds the purchase price claims of HELU KABEL GmbH by more
than 20% then at the demand of the Customer HELU KABEL
GmbH shall release the collateral commensurately.
12. Delivery schedule, delayed delivery
a. All delivery dates stated are approximate. Exceeding an approximate
date shall lead neither to an immediate deadline for performance
nor default of delivery.
b. HELU KABEL GmbH may also make partial deliveries. HELU KABEL
GmbH shall not be considered in default with respect to timely
c. A delivery deadline is deemed met upon timely delivery to the
d. The delivery will not be immediately due until a reasonable
deadline has been set. The deadline must be set in writing.
e. A warning notice shall not put HELU KABEL GmbH in default until it
is given after the immediate due date of the delivery. The warning
notice must be given in writing.
f. If the delivery cannot be made because HELU KABEL GmbH itself
has not been supplied, HELU KABEL GmbH may declare its withdrawal
from the contract with respect to the affected merchandise.
The Customer‘s claims are limited in such cases to the repayment
of any payments made by the Customer. In cases of such failed
self-delivery any further rights of the Customer are excluded.
g. Where HELU KABEL GmbH is at fault, the Customer‘s claims due
to default of delivery are limited to 0.5% of the net delivery value
of the merchandise affected by the default of delivery per full
calendar week not to exceed a total of 5% of the net delivery value
of the items affected by the default of delivery. Customer shall have
no further claims for damages or Customer‘s financial disadvantage
due to default of delivery, in particular to downtimes, business interruption
or lost profits. This exclusion shall not apply if HELU KABEL
GmbH caused the damage to the Customer intentionally or by
13. Place of performance, transfer of risk
a. The place of performance is the registered office of HELU KABEL
GmbH at 71282 Hemmingen, Germany.
b. HELU KABEL GmbH has met its performance obligation when
it has reported readiness to ship or has delivered to the freight
c. Unless the order confirmation provides otherwise, delivery EX
WORKS is agreed upon.
d. Unless otherwise agreed upon by the parties, the risk of accidental
loss or accidental deterioration in the case of sales shipments
passes to the Customer upon transfer to the freight forwarder.
e. The Customer must undertake unloading at its own cost. If the
Customer does not unload, it is in default of acceptance of delivery.
14.1. Complaints of defect, warranty period
a. The merchandise delivered is free of defect if it meets the technical
specifications as illustrated on the online spec sheet and in the catalog.
b. HELU KABEL GmbH cannot determine and review suitability for a
particular application or use nor the environmental conditions nor
aftereffects on an electrical system. Neither suitability for particular
use nor suitability for particular environmental conditions are subject
of the contract.
c. If HELU KABEL GmbH has made recommendations then such
recommendations are conditioned upon the completeness and
accuracy of the data supplied by the Customer and there were no
special circumstances to consider.
d. Following the delivery of the respective merchandise, the Customer
must promptly inspect it and if a defect is apparent promptly
submit a written complaint to HELU KABEL GmbH. The written
complaint must contain the invoice number, article number, the
quantity involved with every individual complaint individually
listed In case of successive or partial deliveries each delivery must
be inspected and protested individually.
e. The responsibilty to make an immediate inspection extends in
particular to the testing of the merchandise delivered for its functionality
and conformity with the data provided on the online spec
page and catalog.
f. The responsibility to conduct an immediate inspection and complaint
applies for every individual processing step. If the Customer
fails to make immediate complaint at the respective processing
stage, the merchandise delivered is deemed approved.
g. HELU KABEL GmbH hereby contests all clauses according to which
the responsibility to inspect falls on HELU KABEL GmbH. HELU
KABEL GmbH’s ability to inspect at the respective processing steps
is factually impossible since HELU KABEL GmbH is not part of any
further processing of the goods.
h. If the Customer does not promptly submit a complaint of defect,
the merchandise delivered is deemed accepted.
i. Upon acceptance, all possible rights of the Customer to demand
cure and compensatory damages regardless of the grounds are
null and void.
j. The warranty period is 12 months following the delivery of the
14.2. Clarification of technical matters, Customer‘s duty to
a. The Customer must send HELU KABEL GmbH samples of the
allegedly defective merchandise so that HELU KABEL GmbH can
conduct a laboratory analysis.
b. In addition, the Customer must grant HELU KABEL GmbH access
to the assembly site so that HELU KABEL GmbH can inspect the
environment and exposure of the merchandise delivered (heat,
voltage, amperage, rectifiers, fuses, etc.).
c. Unless HELU KABEL GmbH acknowledges the defect of the
merchandise delivered, the warranty is null and void if the Customer
breaches the aforementioned duties.
14.3. Expert arbitration agreement
a. If the parties cannot agree whether the item delivered is defective
or not, the parties agree that the disputed facts will be decided
with legally binding effect by an expert arbitrator pursuant to
§317 et seq. of the BGB.
b. The expert arbitrator must be a publicly appointed and certified
c. If the parties cannot agree on an expert arbitrator, each party
may apply to the IHK/AHK to name an expert arbitrator. The
expert arbitrator named by the IHK / AHK may be rejected only if
the grounds for rejection correspond to the grounds for personal
disqualification of a judge. The cost of arbitration are borne
depending on who prevails.
14.4. Procedure, crediting, cure
a. Typically the Customer will need substitute goods even before
clarifying whether the merchandise delivered is defective. For this
reason it is customary in the cable industry to deliver substitute
goods only against an invoice and not to grant a credit to until
clarification of the facts and then only to the extent of the actual
receipt of disassembled goods. This procedure derives from the
fact that the overwhelming majority of the price is based on metal
content, e.g. copper. HELU KABEL GmbH adheres to this general
industrial custom and will deliver substitute goods only against an
b. Typically, the Customer has an interest that the substitute goods are
being delivered as quickly as possible. For this reason, HELU KABEL
GmbH is entitled to arrange for other manufacturers to
deliver equivalent merchandise as substitute goods that, technically
speaking, are structurally identical.
c. As soon as a technical inspection of the merchandise that is subject
of complaint and its environment can be concluded, HELU KABEL
GmbH will inform the Customer of the result of the testing.
d. If HELU KABEL GmbH confirms that the complaint of defect is
justified, HELU KABEL GmbH will credit the account to the extent
of the return receipt of the defective merchandise.
e. No credit can be given for defective merchandise that is not
returned. This provision derives from the high value of the metal
content (e.g. copper). In addition, failure to return the merchandise
raises a rebuttable presumption that the merchandise delivered
will still be used.
14.5. Failure to cure, price reduction, withdrawal from the contract
a. The Customer is not entitled to a reduction in price or to withdraw
from the contract until there has been a failure to cure.
b. HELU KABEL GmbH will be granted at least two attempts to cure.
c. If the Customer seeks a reduction in the purchase price it must
demonstrate to what extent the utility of the merchandise delivered
is impaired by the defect. If from a technical point of view the
utility of the delivered merchandise is not impaired, there will be no
reduction in price granted.
d. Any failure to label the merchandise with the name of the Customer
or the "HELUKABEL" name will not justify a price reduction
since it does not impair the technical performance capability of the
e. Typically, the metal component of the merchandise delivered is
not defective, hence the value of the metal remains the same. Any
price reduction can therefore apply only to the price of the item
without the metal surcharge.
14.6 Exclusion of no-fault liability
a. HELU KABEL GmbH is not liable to pay compensatory damages for
any defective delivery or performance that is not based upon fault,
in particular for any lost profits, downtime or compensation for
14.7. Reimbursement of expenses
a. The Customer is only eligible to submit a claim for reimbursement
of expenses if attempts to cure have failed and HELU KABEL GmbH
is at fault for the defect of the delivered merchandise or for the
failure to cure.
b. If there has been a defect-free cure, claims for reimbursement of
expenses are null and void.
c. Reimbursement of expenses may be requested only as a substitute
for compensatory damages in lieu of performance.
d. Futile expenses are only those that were rendered useless due to
the defect in the delivered merchandise. These include, in particular,
only those expenses incurred in reliance upon the delivered
goods being free of defect.
e. Reimbursed expenses include only costs incurred after receipt of
the order confirmation and that ultimately proved useless.
f. There shall be no claim for reimbursement of expenses to the
extent the Customer anticipated or should have anticipated failure
g. In particular, the right to reimbursement shall not apply where
it has arisen for merchandise subject to the reservation of selfdelivery.
h. There shall also be no right for reimbursement of expenses when the
expenditure is significantly disproportionate to the performance
not provided. This applies in particular if the Customer could have
readily obtained comparable merchandise from a competitor.
i. Claims for lost profits, downtime, business interruption and own
labor costs do not fall within the scope of reimbursable expenses.
j. If the Customer has or could have obtained some use from his
expenditures, then the right to reimbursement of expenses shall be
14.8. Compensatory damage in lieu of performance
a. The Customer shall expressly set HELU KABEL GmbH in writing a
reasonable deadline to cure. The deadline to cure is valid only if at
the time the deadline is set the performance owed was due.
b. The deadline set must clearly and unequivocally specify the performance
demanded and clearly designate the end of the deadline. The
rationality of the time to cure must consider that the merchandise
must normally be remanufactured.
c. The Customer is not entitled to demand compensatory damages
in lieu of performance for defect-free partial deliveries received.
d. If the Customer has made a legally effective claim for compensatory
damages in lieu of performance, the right of the Customer to
compensatory damages in lieu of performance shall be limited to
the difference between a possible higher purchase price for replacement
goods of the same type and quality from the same country
of origin and the purchase price agreed in the order confirmation.
e. The Customer shall have no further claims for financial harm incurred
due to failure to deliver; in particular, for downtime, business
interruption or lost profits. Such exclusion shall not apply if the
Customer‘s damages were caused by HELU KABEL GmbH intentionally
or by gross negligence.
f. The aforementioned limitations of liability do not apply to compensatory
damage claims of natural persons for personal injury,
impairment to health or death as well as for inalienable rights
(Liability Act, Product Liability Act).
14.9 Compensatory damages for breach of duty
a. If HELU KABEL GmbH is at fault for the nonfulfillment or poor
fulfillment of its duty to deliver, claims based upon downtime,
business interruption or lost profits are excluded. Such exclusion
shall not apply if the Customer‘s damages were caused by
HELU KABEL GmbH intentionally or by gross negligence.
b. If HELU KABEL GmbH is not the manufacturer of the merchandise
delivered, the fault of the manufacturer shall not be applied to
HELU KABEL GmbH.
15. Damage to any item of property other than the merchandise
a. Compensatory damage claims against HELU KABEL GmbH for
damage to, or the destruction of, any items of property other
than the delivered merchandise itself shall exist only if HELU
KABEL GmbH can be shown to have acted intentionally or with
b. The Customer has no claim to compensatory damages if at the
time of ordering it has not informed HELU KABEL GmbH that
major financial loss might ensue in the case of a defective delivery.
Major financial loss is an amount in excess of €50,000.
c. Customer‘s claims based on financial damages, in particular for
lost profits, production down times or business interruption are
hereby expressly excluded.
d. HELU KABEL GmbH is not liable for financial damages attributable
to claims asserted against the Customer by third parties. HELU
KABEL GmbH is not liable in particular for damages whose cause is
attributable to the Customer’s waiver vis-à-vis its own customer of
the latter’s duty to immediately inspect or object or has assumed
such duty on behalf of its own customer.
e. The possible financial damage claims of the Customer are limited
f. If the liability of HELU KABEL GmbH has been excluded or limited,
the exclusion or limitation of liabilities shall also inure to the benefit
of internal governing bodies of HELU KABEL GmbH, its managers,
employees, or vicarious agents.
g. The aforementioned limitations of liability shall not apply to
the extent claims are asserted based upon death, bodily injury,
impairment to health or inalienable rights (e.g. Product Liability
Act, Liability Act).
h. The aforementioned liability limitations and exclusions shall also
not apply if HELU KABEL GmbH is shown to have acted intentionally
or with gross negligence.
i. Otherwise than as provided by § 195 of the BGB, the limitations
period for asserting compensatory damages claims for damage to,
or the destruction of, any items of property other than the delivered
merchandise itself shall be for one year beginning as provided
by law (§199 of the BGB). The one-year period for limitations of
actions shall not apply to the extent claims are asserted based upon
death, personal injury, impairments to health, or inalienable rights
(e.g. Product Liability Act, Liability Act).
16. Force Majeure
a. If the nonfulfillment of delivery or performance by HELU KABEL
GmbH is attributable to force majeure such as, e.g. natural catastrophe,
epidemic, war, armed conflict, civil war, revolution, terrorism,
sabotage, nuclear reactor accidents, labor strike or other events
beyond the influence of HELU KABEL GmbH, then for the duration
of such event, HELU KABEL GmbH shall be released from its duty to
perform and the time of delivery shall be extended accordingly.
b. HELU KABEL GmbH shall inform the Customer of the beginning
and the end of such circumstances as soon as possible.
c. If the event lasts longer than six months, HELU KABEL GmbH shall
also be entitled to terminate the contract.
17. Contract language, applicable law, jurisdiction and venue
a. Unless otherwise agreed the contract language is German.
b. The laws of Germany with the exception of its conflict of laws
provisions and the UN Convention on the International Sale of
Goods (CISG) shall apply to all claims in connection with deliveries
and performance of HELU KABEL GmbH irrespective of legal
c. Jurisdiction and venue for all disputes in connection with or arising
from deliveries or the performance of HELU KABEL GmbH is at the
registered office of HELU KABEL GmbH in 71282 Hemmingen,