Force Majeure Clauses in Commodities Contracts: Are They Really Any Use?

Chair: Mr Justice Males

Simon Rainey QC, Chirag Karia QC, John Russell QC and Andrew Leung will considered the issues in recent ostensibly ‘classic’ force majeure situations such as the failure of the Samarco tailings dam and the Niger Delta problems. Do force majeure clauses as typically drafted really work, save in very simple cases? What is the role of frustration as a fall-back?

The Seminar took place on Thursday 12 October 2017 at 6pm, at Quadrant Chambers (Quadrant House, 10 Fleet Street, London EC4Y 1AU).