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The impact of COVID-19 outbreak on international arbitration

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Iñigo Rodríguez-Sastre and Elena Sevila analyse the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on international arbitration

The impact of novel COVID-19 outbreak on international trade relations seems beyond doubt. In this context, the force majeure excuse has recently gained importance and visibility. Therefore, it is worth analysing this legal structure and, more concretely what are the prerequisites generally required to apply the force majeure excuse and which are its effects.

Additionally, the force majeure excuse will be analysed under the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods and UNIDROIT principles perspective. At the same time, a brief research has been conducted in order to summarize international arbitration trends with regards to the application by arbitral tribunals of the force majeure excuse.

Furthermore, a brief study has been conducted containing the principal measures adopted by leading international and national arbitration dispute resolution institutions in order to mitigate the adverse effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

You can see the full article at Diario La Ley

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