COVID-19 & Your Global Mining Sector Supply Chain - 10 Step Guide

By Clive Hopewell, Adam Carling, Anthony Latimer, Sharon O'Donnell

03-2020

The global mining sector is feeling the impact as COVID-19 begins to cause huge global disruption to supply chains. The mining sector is heavily reliant on global supply chains for machinery, equipment and components inputs , as well as its outputs of raw materials to its customers around the world.

This note looks at how English contract law on force majeure and frustration applies to the COVID-19 pandemic, and highlights other contractual hints and tips that both customers and suppliers should be aware of.