Coronavirus Resilience and Recovery – Contracts during COVID-19
The global pandemic and shutdown has been the gravest challenge to Australian business. Contracts and business relationships have been tested, in many cases beyond their limits.
Piper Alderman is guiding its clients through contractual issues including variations, force majeure, electronic execution of contracts and virtual meetings.
Join our webinar as our corporate & commercial partners provide practical insights and real world solutions in the areas of:
- Maria Capati – Contract variations and negotiations as a result of COVID-19 particularly risks in terms of force majeure.
Maria will discuss real life examples of contract variations and whether COVID-19 constitutes a force majeure event in a new contract;
- Alasdair McLean – Key considerations for drafting contract terms going forward.
Alasdair will discuss the issues that you should consider when renewing or entering into new contracts in light of issues that have arisen during COVID-19;
- Andrew Rankin – Making permanent the COVID-19 reforms in respect of electronic execution of contracts and virtual meetings.
Andrew will discuss the amendments proposed by the Corporations Amendment (Virtual Meetings and Electronic Communications) Bill 2020;
- Chris Lyons – FIRB’s temporary measures in response to COVID-19 and The Star’s litigation – is coronavirus a catastrophe?