CMS Expert Guide to the law and regulation of force majeure

The laws on force majeure differ from country to country. Some countries do not recognise the term force majeure in law and therefore contractual parties are free to regulate its meaning between themselves. In other countries, the law contains a specific meaning for force majeure that is not open to interpretation by the parties themselves.

In this revised and updated guide you will find a useful overview of the meaning and interpretation of force majeure and recent new developments across 35 jurisdictions globally. If you require more detailed information, please turn to the CMS lawyers who are listed in the country chapters below.


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Dirk Loycke
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Aukje Haan