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Jun 03, 2020

Africa Insight Series: Part 1 | Contractual and Legal Provisions Relevant to COVID-19

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AFRICA INSIGHT SERIES: PART 1 | CONTRACTUAL AND LEGAL PROVISIONS RELEVANT TO COVID-19 

Webcast

Shearman & Sterling hosted  a series of live webinars, focusing on Africa, where our multidisciplinary team of lawyers explored the future challenges, opportunities and risks facing those doing business across the African continent.

 Part 1 of the series focused on:

  • How force majeure works under an English law governed contract and the civil law equivalent
  • Other contractual provisions and legal concepts under English law and civil law that should be considered in light of COVID-19
  • What steps you should be taking if performance under a contract is prevented by COVID-19 
  • Whether COVID-19 is an insurable event 
  • The consequences we are likely to see arising under contracts due to COVID-19

Moderator: Iain Elder

Speakers: Lachlan Clancy, Samuel Ogunlaja, Paul Eardley-Taylor (Standard Bank), Elitsa Georgieva (CITAC)

Authors and Contributors

Iain Elder

Partner

Project Development & Finance

+44 20 7655 5125

+44 20 7655 5125

+971 2 410 8100

+971 2 410 8100

London

Lachlan Poustie

Partner

Project Development & Finance

+33 1 53 89 70 80

+33 1 53 89 70 80

Paris

Tsegaye Laurendeau

Counsel

International Arbitration

+44 20 7655 5713

+44 20 7655 5713

London

Samuel Ogunlaja

Senior Associate

Project Development & Finance

+971 2 410 8162

+971 2 410 8162

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