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Corporate & Commercial

01 June 2020
Zeina Obeid COVID-19: impact on contractual obligations

Lebanon - Obeid Law Firm

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of using force majeure to repudiate the performance of burdensome contractual obligations that were undertaken before the pandemic. This article discusses Lebanon's approach with regard to the COVID-19 outbreak and its potential characterisation as a force majeure event by discussing recent developments and the general framework for force majeure under Lebanese law.

Authors: Zeina Obeid, Hassan Khalife
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