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November 13 2017
Matthias Scherer Regulatory changes and force majeure – impact on lump-sum and build-operate contracts

Switzerland - LALIVE

Swiss courts and arbitrators have addressed the interface between force majeure clauses and regulatory changes, and how they impact on the contractor's entitlements. Clauses addressing unforeseen circumstances will be construed in line with the parties' actual intentions. If they cannot be established from the text and surrounding circumstances and evidence, the tribunal will construe the clause objectively, regarding how it can be understood in good faith.

Author: Matthias Scherer
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Switzerland - LALIVE

Authors: Matthias Scherer, Samuel Moss
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USA - Seyfarth Shaw LLP

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