We recently partnered with Lexology to host a webinar about the possibility of litigation arising from force majeure in the wake of Covid-19.

Covid-19 has impacted almost every area of our daily lives. The webinar highlighted the impact this is likely to have on contracts, and whether force majeure and frustration principles can be applied. Chinese importers have already declared force majeure regarding LNG imports – will the world follow suit?

Sean Upson, Mo Bhaskaran and Lucy Ward used their experience in this area, including relating to force majeure clauses following the California energy crisis, the Japan earthquake and tsunami in 2011 and in the wake of 9/11 terrorist attacks.

They covered:

  • What is force majeure and frustration?
  • Considerations when applying force majeure to the current UK situation
  • What events would a force majeure clause cover?
  • The requirements to consider when a force majeure clause is used
  • The burden of proof when invoking force majeure


The recording

To view a recording of the webinar, please click here.

The webinar is free to view but standard registration details are required.


Q & A Download

To download a PDF of the Q&A from this recording, please click here.



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