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Breathing Space - Guidelines for the resolution of disputes in the 2020 pandemic

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BIICL's "Breathing Space" series considers how the legal and business communities might respond to the COVID-19 pandemic in order to foster economic recovery.

Concept Note 3 proposes a set of practical 'Guidelines' which might be adopted to encourage a more conciliatory approach to contractual disputes, and which seek to avoid and/or minimise protracted legal disputes, without prejudicing or altering parties' legal rights.

In this webinar, drafters of the 'Guidelines' will explore how corporates and their advisers might manage disputes in the current climate in the most efficient and responsible manner, with commentary from experts from the business and legal communities.

Read the transcript of Sir William Blair's remarks, Commercial Contracts and the Pandemic, delivered at the Joint Centre for Corporate and Commercial Law and Cambridge Private Law Centre Webinar on 17 November here.


 Sir William Blair, 3 Verulam Buildings


  • Helen Dodds, former Global Head Dispute Resolution, Standard Chartered Bank
  • Guy Pendell, CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP
  • Chiann Bao, BIICL Hong Kong
  • John Howell MP
  • Joanne Cross, BP Group
  • John Fellas, Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP, New York

Event convened by Professor Eva Lein, Senior Research Fellow in Private International Law and Director, Centre for Comparative Law at BIICL

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This event offers the equivalent of 1.5 CPD hours.


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