The Toolbox: From Covid-19 to the conflict in Ukraine – Force majeure and other contractual relief

As sanctions are imposed due to the military action in Ukraine, there will be impacts on performance of construction contracts in Europe but also elsewhere as supply chains are disrupted. This threatens to compound existing upheaval on the supply of essential construction materials required for projects in Australia and elsewhere caused by Covid-19. Parties who may be affected by the escalating developments in Europe and are concerned about potential flashpoints elsewhere will likely have cause to freshly consider force majeure and other contractual provisions providing for potential relief under construction contracts. We provide a refresher on some key issues to consider below. Read more