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Force Majeure in the COVID 19 Era

June 3, 2020
Force Majeure Litigation

Across the globe, contracting parties are experiencing performance-related concerns resulting from unprecedented orders to shelter-in-place, closures of non-essential businesses, global travel restrictions, and social distancing/isolation policies that have been implemented in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, parties may be reviewing their existing contracts, especially the force majeure provisions, to determine whether performance obligations can be modified or cancelled in light of COVID-19. This program will provide an overview of force majeure provisions and how they may be utilized, as well as current force majeure litigation and other considerations for future contracts