May 30,2020 | 1 min read

Invoking Force Majeure in times of Covid-19 Pandemic

Author - Sunny Shah

In view of the Coronavirus/ Covid-19 pandemic, performance of many contracts have become impossible. If not impossible, it has become impractical for the parties to continue their performance. In some cases parties would consent to treat the contract as cancelled. In that event, it is advisable that the parties express in writing their consent to treat the contract as having come to an end to avoid legal complications at a later stage.

In some cases, however, one of the party may insist on performance of the contract. In such situations, what are the legal remedies available to the party who seeks to avoid performance of the contract? « Continue reading »



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Sunny Shah

Sunny Shah is an Advocate practicing in Mumbai. He appears in the Bombay High Court, NCLT, RERA and other courts/ tribunals in Mumbai. Prior to starting his own practice, he has worked in Amarchand Mangaldas, a leading law firm in India. He has done his LL.B. from National Law University, Jodhpur and his LL.M. from Cornell Law School, USA. His expertise is commercial disputes, property disputes, arbitrations and insolvency law.