COVID-19 is rapidly evolving and has disrupted and will continue disrupting business operations in many important ways. But does it activate force majeure clauses in your contracts? The answer is, of course, it all depends. Watch this space for further guidance, as we are starting a series on contract disputes related to the COVID-19

The recent coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan, China (COVID-19 as described by the World Health Organization) is increasingly putting a strain on businesses. A number of manufacturing facilities and distributors in China have been shut down, and many companies based in the U.S. have also suspended or limited their operations in China.

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