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Managing Disputes During COVID-19

Apr 21, 2020 COVID-19 Resource Centre < 1 minute read

April 21, 2020
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm (ET)

To view the recording click here.

While disputes are an unavoidable risk of doing business, companies need to know how to protect their interests during this time of uncertainty. This webinar is designed to provide clarity on how to navigate common disputes and respective changes in the legal landscape.

Join McMillan’s Litigation and Dispute Resolution group for a webinar on Tuesday, April 21st as we discuss best practices in managing legal actions in the midst of COVID-19.

In this presentation we will cover:

1. Force Majeure and Frustration

  • Can you rely on COVID-19 as a force majeure event?
  • What if your contract does not contain a force majeure clause – is your contract frustrated?
  • Practical advice for dealing with force majeure and frustration

2. Beyond Force Majeure: Resolving Disputes Arising from Market Volatility 

  • Limits of force majeure in dealing with economic impacts on performance
  • Material Adverse Change / Material Adverse Event Clauses
  • Price Adjustment Clauses
  • Hardship Clauses 

3. Class Action Risk

  • Coronavirus Outbreak
  • Breach of Contract
  • Antitrust or COVID crisis collaboration

4. Getting Relief from the Court

  • What Courts are, and aren’t open
  • How best to obtain timely relief
  • Non-court related options

This program qualifies for up to 60 minutes Substantive CPD in Ontario and 60 min CPD in British Columbia. This program can be added to your continuing professional development plan in Alberta. Training for which eligibility has been confirmed by the Barreau du Québec for the purposes of obligatory continuing legal education, for the duration of 1 hour.

Brett Harrison
Partner
Toronto

Joan Young
Partner
Vancouver

Brad Hanna
Partner
Toronto

Robert Wisner
Partner
Toronto

Joséane Chrétien
Counsel
Montréal

For more information, contact: events@mcmillan.ca

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