The aim of this guide is to provide its readers with a pragmatic overview of the law and practice of force majeure across a variety of jurisdictions.

Each chapter of this guide provides information about the current issues affecting force majeure in a particular country and addresses topics such as COVID-19, general principles, legislation and judicial treatment, practical issues, consumers, insurance, and future considerations.

The Q&A template for each chapter has been provided by Abdulali Jiwaji of Signature Litigation.

1st Edition | Published: June 2020

Hot Topic: Will the COVID-19 pandemic trigger force majeure clauses?

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted economic relations around the world, causing catastrophic harm to workers, consumers, and businesses. With the interruption of supply chains, manufacturing, and other economic activities, businesses have scrambled to renegotiate their contracts. In many settings, renegotiations have centered around, and will continue to be influenced by, force majeure clauses, which are …

Brazil

Pinheiro Neto Advogados

Chile

Cariola Díez Pérez-Cotapos

Cyprus

Patrikios Pavlou & Associates LLC

France

Signature Litigation

Germany

McDermott Will & Emery Rechtsanwälte Steuerberater LLP

Gibraltar

Signature Litigation

Japan

Mori Hamada & Matsumoto

Russia

ALRUD Law Firm

Spain

Uría Menéndez

United Kingdom

Signature Litigation