National Code of Conduct for Leases

Introduction National Cabinet has published a code of conduct for leasing to apply during the period of the COVID-19 pandemic (defined by the period during which the Jobkeeper programme is operational) and a reasonable recovery period after the pandemic ends (referred to in this note as the 'moratorium period'). There is [...]

2020-04-17T14:11:17+10:00April 17th, 2020|

Contracts and COVID-19: does your force majeure clause cover it?

Many commercial contracts these days will contain a force majeure clause.  A force majeure clause operates to suspend an affected party's obligations under a contract if certain unforeseen and uncontrollable events occur (such as an act of god, war, civil commotion etc) that make it difficult or impossible for a party [...]

2020-03-16T09:40:03+10:00March 16th, 2020|
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