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Clifford Chance


Coronavirus: a force majeure event?

28 March 2020

Following the outbreak of the novel coronavirus and the consequential surveillance and controls introduced by a number of  governments including the Luxembourg government, it may become essential to determine whether these events may be considered as force majeure events under Luxembourg law.

Following the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, one question arising with regard to contracts is whether this outbreak and its consequences, especially also taking into account the measures taken by different governments, including amongst others confinement measures, closure of the borders, possible closure of companies, etc. - may be considered as a force majeure event. This may be envisaged from two perspectives.

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