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Force Majeure 101: Breaking a Contract During Covid-19

July 15, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

We’ve partnered with the BLG DRIVEN BY WOMEN™ Initiative to offer a series of legal webinars this summer!

The spread of Covid-19 has disrupted markets and supply chains around the world, and many businesses are at risk of being unable to perform their contractual obligations.

In contract law, “force majeure” refers to unforeseeable circumstances that prevent someone from fulfilling a contract—and it may apply to your business amidst COVID-19.

This global pandemic has and will continue to bring many assertions of force majeure in response to quarantines, business closures and travel restrictions.

On July 15, we’re hosting Deirdre Huestis, an associate in BLG’s Corporate Commercial Group, to answer key questions about force majeure, such as:

  • What is a force majeure clause?
  • What is required to invoke a force majeure clause as a result of COVID-19?
  • What are the effects of invoking a force majeure clause?
  • What alternative routes can you use to end your contractual obligations if a force majeure clause doesn’t apply to your situation?

Join us to have your contract questions answered by an expert!

July 15 | 10am to 11am PT | Free Webinar

Facilitator: Kerrilee Auger, Skills Development Manager, Women’s Enterprise Centre

Panelist: Deirdre Huestis, Associate, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG) Corporate Commercial Group

Learn more and register

About the BLG DRIVEN BY WOMEN™ Initiative
DRIVEN BY WOMEN™ is a BLG Vancouver initiative tailored to meet the needs of female-led and female-founded companies. They help women to meet their growth goals through community building events, value-added seminars and flexible fee arrangements. Learn more about the initiative >>


July 15, 2020
10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Women’s Enterprise Centre
1.800.643.7014 ext 112