WilmerHale and Wolters Kluwer are delighted to launch Contractual Performance and COVID-19, a new and in-depth comparative law analysis on the impact of the pandemic on contractual performance.
The global outbreak of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 has had, and continues to have, a devastating impact on human health and life around the globe. It has had an equally far-reaching impact on contractual relations worldwide. The outbreak of COVID-19 has forced governments and companies alike to take unprecedented measures to slow down the spread of the pandemic and to protect health and safety.
All of this may impact the ability of parties to reasonably exercise their contractual rights or perform their contractual obligations.
- provides an in-depth comparative legal analysis of key civil and common law jurisdictions;
- examines whether and under what circumstances COVID-19-related impediments may excuse contractual performance or lead to modification or termination;
- addresses a wide variety of legal concepts, such as impossibility, impracticability, frustration of purpose, force majeure, hardship or imprévision, and clausula rebus sic stantibus;
- will be continuously updated with additional developments and key civil and common law jurisdictions.