Introduction: Conceptual distinction between force majeure and rebus sic stantibus as a solution to external events that affect contracts. “Continental” and “common law” systems.
What are, in your respective jurisdictions, the legal requirements to apply the force majeure & rebus sic stantibus clauses, and how are they applied by the courts?
How are force majeure & rebus sic stantibus clauses being applied in your respective jurisdiction / sector of activity on the occasion of COVID? Is litigation taking place or do the agreed solutions predominate?
Have there been legal measures in your jurisdiction that have interfered in the application of the force majeure clauses & rebus sic stantibus?
Advice for the future: lessons derived from COVID-19 and how to deal with the negotiation and drafting of contracts.