International Definitions of Force Majeure Amid Covid-19

April 22nd 2020

Against the backdrop of the corona pandemic, we have considered how force majeure is regarded around the world, and in particular - where our clients conduct business.

The brainchild of Tamar Krongrad, Head of Commercial Cross-Border, and Dr. Ira Ryk-Lakhman, and together with the input of our global contacts, we have gathered precise and up-to-date information on whether, in each of the following countries, there is a legal definition of force majeure, whether said definition includes epidemics and/or pandemics, and how force majeure could be proven.

While similarities exist, each country has its own "nuance to a theme," and we are glad to present you with our findings - findings which are constantly evolving during this time.

This overview includes the following countries:

    • Australia
    • Bolivia
    • Bosnia & Herzegovina
    • Brazil
    • Cambodia
    • China
    • Costa Rica
    • Croatia
    • Cyprus
    • Czech Republic
    • Denmark
    • Ecuador
    • Estonia
    • Finland
    • France
    • Germany
    • Hong Kong
    • Hungary
    • India
    • Ireland
    • Israel
    • Italy
    • Lithuania
    • Malta
    • Montenegro
    • Netherlands
    • North Macedonia
    • Norway
    • Poland
    • Russia
    • Serbia
    • Singapore
    • Slovenia
    • Sweden
    • Ukraine
    • Uruguay

Click here for the full roundup.

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