International arbitration report
Welcome to issue 15 of Norton Rose Fulbright’s International Arbitration Report. In this issue we continue our industry series to focus on the mining and metals sector.
Preliminary trends in arbitration in the shipping sector in light of COVID-19
The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in court access in many jurisdictions being severely curtailed. Certain jurisdictions are permitting urgent matters to proceed, often by way of telephone or videoconference.
US private M&A drafting considerations in light of COVID-19
Parties to M&A agreements are grappling with increased risk and uncertainty in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The spread of force majeure in the COVID-19 crisis
New research conducted by Norton Rose Fulbright shows that force majeure clauses are already being invoked in certain industries and regions but that this is not yet leading to a domino effect to drag in other industries and regions.
Disputes funding in the COVID-19 pandemic environment
The COVID-19 global pandemic is forcing businesses of all shapes and sizes to pursue alternate sources of funding to ensure the advancement of pending claims, to bring new claims arising out of the pandemic and to enhance cash flow where possible to survive. Understanding the range of dispute funding options available is critical to assess whether and, if so, how such funding can be leveraged to help a business weather the current COVID-19 environment – and what is yet to come.
The energy market in a global pandemic
Long-term participants in the energy sector have weathered significant fluctuations in oil and gas prices in the past, most recently during the 2014/2015 oil price crash. However, the current circumstances are unprecedented.
Doing business (but not business as usual) in a global pandemic
The COVID-19 pandemic presents unique challenges to businesses globally. Amidst the uncertainty and disruptions to all aspects of life and commerce, many companies are facing disputes with their counterparties.
Investor-state claims in the era of the COVID-19 pandemic
States have taken urgent and extraordinary steps to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus and to address the public health and economic crisis that the virus has caused. Some such measures are aimed directly at the need to treat those affected by the virus.