The objective of this webinar is to examine the legal consequences of a party's inability to perform a contract due to events outside their control, by comparing and contrasting a series of different juridictions including the US, France and the UK. An analysis will be made of the issue of force majeure / and hardship in comparative perspective, looking at the impact of contractual force majeure clauses, and their interpretation by the courts in a series of different juridictions. The seminar will look at supply of goods contracts, as well as commercial contracts more generally. An analysis will be given of the position where there is no specific contractual provision, and reliance is instead placed on frustration / hardship or impracticability. What are the conditions of these doctrines and what is the remedy that might be awarded? Distinguished speakers will examine the issues with a particular focus on the impact of the current circumstances.
Professor Duncan Fairgrieve, British Institute of International and Comparative Law
- Alice Decramer, avocat, Signature Litigation Paris
- Nicole Langlois, Barrister, XXIV Old Buildings
- Tom Sullivan, partner & attorney, Shook Hardy Bacon, Philadelphia
Event convened by Professor Duncan Fairgrieve, Senior Research Fellow in Comparative Law & Director, Product Liability Forum.
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