Bird & Bird & Aviation & Defence: English contract law fundamentals: force majeure and frustration of contracts

28 July 2020

9:00 - 10:00 am BST

Our clients in the Aviation & Defence sectors have been particularly hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. As outlined in a recent article, the collapse in air travel will have a significant long-term impact on the aviation and aerospace industry, as airlines seek to renegotiate commitments and are forced to take drastic measures to reduce costs. Lessors, financiers, airports and aircraft services business are also badly affected, as are commercial aerospace manufacturers. Defence & Security businesses face different serious challenges.

As you navigate these difficult times and move towards a new normal, we’d like to offer you a chance to revisit contract law through our series of live webinars. These sessions, delivered by the engaging and highly regarded partner Andrew White with support and context from Aviation & Defence sector lawyers will include a mix of:

  • restatement of essentials and detailed updates

  • relevant case studies and examples

  • practical take-aways

Please join us on Tuesday, 28 July for the first in our series: Force majeure and frustration of contracts. Everyone has been reviewing these legal concepts recently but its useful to have an overview.

This series will go into legal detail rather than giving just a business summary overview. We do lots of sector business events - don’t attend this unless you want some real law!

Future sessions in the coming months will cover:

  • Representations and warranties

  • Good faith under binding B2B agreements

  • Variation of existing contracts

  • Refresher on 'implied terms'

  • Disputes about the interpretation of binding contracts

  • Restrictive covenants and non-compete clauses

We look forward to hosting you at what are sure to be lively and engaging sessions!

Please feel free to forward the invitation on to any other colleagues who may be interested in attending.

WebEx details will be provided in the confirmation email.

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