The global outbreak of 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 continued global spread 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.
This chapter, by WilmerHale Counsel Michael Howe and Associate Joe Rich, in Contractual Performance and COVID-19 (Wolters Kluwer, 2020) considers how English law is likely to address impediments to contractual performance arising from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Download the chapter from Kluwer's website.