Pratt's Energy Law Report

This article discusses—clause by clause—a number of ways in which international commodities sale contracts are likely to be affected, directly or indirectly, by COVID-19.

Authors: Elizabeth Farrell Richard G. Swinburn

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The impact of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) on all our lives - professional and personal - is changing day-by-day, if not hour-by-hour. We are in uncharted territory. In trying to anticipate the kinds of issues that may arise from the COVID-19 outbreak and from the global responses to it - political, legal and economic - we have drawn to an extent on experiences with other epidemics, and from the global financial crisis of 2008/2009.

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