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As a result of the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the Italian Legislator adopted several measures to contain the epidemic suspending the majority of activities (exception of those considered essential, which may continue in compliance with certain specific measures to contain the epidemic). Such provisions have an impact on the execution of pending agreements, leading to the termination of the agreements for supervening impossibility to perform them. In this scenario, the Italian Legislator recently adopted two specific provisions, in order to mitigate the impact of the Coronavirus measures on pending agreements.
Spanish legal remedies in case of force majeure or similar in Spain.
This note considers the effect of COVID-19 on contractual relationships with a focus on force majeure and the doctrine of frustration under English law.
This article outlines what we expect that the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, will include within the Wage Subsidy to be announced today. It looks at what other Governments have done and what the UK might implement.
Listen to our webinar where we will discuss the main challenges facing employers during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
In the recent case of TAQA Bratani Limited and others v Rockrose UKCS8 LLC  EWHC 58 (Comm), the English court provided clarity on whether the Braganza Duty and a duty of good faith (under a relational contract) could be implied into the terms of Joint Operation Agreements ("JOAs"). Specifically, the court considered whether a non-operator's unqualified right to terminate the operator's appointment should be fettered.
Jonathan Moss, Head of Marine and Trade at DWF comments on the repercussions of the pandemic on the Insurance industry.
DWF, the global legal business, has appointed Stewart Room as partner and global head of data protection and cyber security.
On 1 January 2020, the global cap on allowable sulphur oxides (SOx) content in bunker fuel reduced from 3.50% m/m (by mass) to 0.50% m/m pursuant to Regulation 14.1.3 of Annex VI of the International Maritime Organization's (IMO's) International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships ("IMO 2020").
LexisNexis Middle East’s Head of Publishing, Hussain Hadi, took time out at the Qatar Business Law Forum to chat with Kirk Durrant, Managing Partner at DWF’s Qatar office. They discussed DWF’s recent establishment and growth in Qatar, how the practice of law is changing and the role of AI.