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Global Business and Policy Forum – Contract Law and the Challenge of COVID-19: A Global Perspective

November 2, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

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The rules governing the formation, interpretation, and enforcement of contracts are generally well-settled in the U.S. and in many other jurisdictions that depend upon international commerce. However, like almost everything else, Covid-19 disrupted the rules and posed new challenges for parties trying to allocate risks and realize benefits through contracts. Although legal doctrines of force majeure, frustration and impracticability are well-established in doctrine, their applications in a specific context, such as Covid-19, are often uncertain.

Join the UCLA Anderson Center for Global Management and UCLA School of Law's Lowell Milken Institute for Business Law and Policy in hosting UCLA Anderson Associate Dean and Professor Gonzalo Freixes and UCLA School of Law Professor Tim Malloy who will address the business and legal issues facing parties to contracts in which Covid-19 has possibly affected the parties' performance under the contract. They will examine how different jurisdictions globally approach the problem and provide guidance on how contracting parties can try to protect the benefits of a contract or excuse performance in the face of a global pandemic.

This event is for UCLA School of Law and UCLA Anderson students only. Please RSVP through MyLaw.


November 2, 2020
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm