Covid-19: Impact On Commercial Contracts – Japan.

Legal News & Analysis - Asia Pacific - Japan - Dispute Resolution

31 March, 2020


How is the applicable law determined by the courts in case of commercial contracts?
Are there any statutory provisions relating to force majeure?
How are force majeure clauses in commercial contracts applied and interpreted in practice?
In the absence of statutory provisions and / or contractual arrangements on force majeure, which instruments are available to avoid the performance of contractual obligations?
What else needs to be considered by clients that are party to a contract which is affected by Covid-19?



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