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Professor Julien Chaisse Quoted in International Financial Law Review Discussing the Application of the Force Majeure Clause in the Context of the Coronavirus Outbreak


Professor Julien Chaisse, Associate Member of the Centre for Chinese and Comparative Law, discussed the fact that from manufacturing delays to store closures, the impact of the coronavirus has rattled China and all supply chains connected to the country. Many businesses are affected, faced with delays or the failure to fulfil contractual obligations. To date, Chinese buyers of copper and liquefied natural gas have declared force majeure which is further discussed in this article. For the full text of the article, see: Karry Lai, “Force majeure clauses provide coronavirus relief for business”, International Financial Law Review (IFLR), 13 February 2020 <>.