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Event occurred on: 5-26-2021

Force to Contend With: Using Force Majeure and Other Clauses to Manage Contract Risk in the US

One year into COVID-19, our disputes team has been involved in numerous bet-the-company disputes arising out of the challenges posed by the pandemic. In this webinar, members of the Freshfields dispute team will discuss substantive issues and practical lessons from “litigating during COVID.”

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Please join us for a live webinar as our panellists examine a range of topics that include:

  • Force majeure, adequate assurance, frustration – how have US courts and US arbitral panels applied these doctrines;
  • Key lessons from an expedited arbitration and current litigation cases;
  • Discussion of COVID-19 related changes in economics, which has driven company behaviours; and
  • Introducing the appropriate COVID-19 related language into contracts and protecting the company from further risk


Timothy Harkness

Partner, Freshfields

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Linda H. Martin

Co-Head, US Commercial Litigation , Freshfields

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Paige von Mehren

Senior associate, Freshfields

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