Applicability of Force Majeure in the Light of Coronavirus Outbreak

China 101

A large number of electronics and chemical companies, pharmaceutical firms and those from the manufacturing sector are witnessing obstacles in the supply chain due to the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19). The situation has pushed the Chinese companies to withdraw from their contractual responsibilities, and more than 4,800 force majeure certificates have been issued as of…

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Coronavirus Outbreak I – Legal Obligations for Employers in China

Labor and Employment Law

Towards the end of 2019, local authorities in Wuhan, Hubei province, identified a cluster of cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19)-infected pneumonia. Instantaneously declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern by the World Health Organisation (WHO), the virus is spreading around the world like a whirlwind. As of 24 February 2020, novel coronavirus COVID-19 has…

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