Force Majeure and COVID-19: Key Considerations for In-House Counsel

  • April 09, 2020
  • Wole Akinremi, legal counsel - contracting, KPMG LLP

Due to the current global COVID-19 pandemic, in-house counsel are being inundated with requests regarding the impact of the pandemic on their organization’s activities. Your employer is expecting quick, pragmatic and reliable advice. For example, it may be impossible for your organization to perform its obligations under certain contracts. Senior management may also look to you for guidance regarding cancelling or postponing conferences or other office events. The needs of your organization have evolved, so this is a time for in-house counsel to shine by bringing a methodical and rigorous approach in solving the needs of your organization.

The purpose of this article is to provide in-house counsel with strategies and tips to assist you as you navigate the legal and contractual issues your organization will face during these unprecedented times.