A commercial litigator’s guide to force majeure in the age of Covid-19

19 May 2020
Jacques Bouyssou

Because of the unprecedented business disruption caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, companies throughout the globe are seeking to modify or evade their commercial obligations. Force majeure is one legal tool that many businesses are asserting in an effort to accomplish these objectives. So are frustration of purpose, impossibility of performance, material adverse change or effect, and factum principis. In addition, some governments have enacted legislation to help businesses evade or modify their commercial obligations.

Jacques Bouyssou will represent France during an interactive webinar organized by the IBA’s Litigation committee alongside a panel of legal experts from multiple jurisdictions. They will discuss whether and to what extent these tools can be effectively employed in the international commercial litigation arena.

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