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Event occurred on: 7-21-2021

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.

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In this webinar, members of the Freshfields dispute team will discuss substantive issues and practical lessons from “litigating during COVID.”

Please join us for a live webinar as our panelists 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 behaviors; and
  • Introducing the appropriate COVID-19 related language into contracts and protecting the company from further risk


Linda H. Martin

Co-Head, US Commercial Litigation , Freshfields

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David Livshiz

Partner, Freshfields

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Paige von Mehren

Senior associate, Freshfields

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