The current COVID-19 pandemic has, among other issues, highlighted the role of force majeure in commercial contracts. Whether contractual parties are able to rely on the concept of force majeure as grounds to suspend performance of their respective obligations where the performance of relevant obligations has been impeded by a force majeure event, i.e. an unexpected event outside the parties' control (like the COVID-19 outbreak and related governmental emergency measures), will depend on the applicable law and relevant contract provision.
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