COVID-19 has made it difficult for many companies to perform some of their contractual obligations, giving rise to a high number of corporate disputes, particularly relating to the application of force majeure and change in law provisions.
Mining arbitration in Africa
A competing perspective: COVID-19-related layoffs are not constructive dismissals
Ontario employers struggling to manage their workforces during the COVID-19 pandemic received welcome news from a favourable Superior Court of Justice decision. In Taylor v Hanley Hospitality Inc., the court held that a temporary layoff caused by reasons related to COVID-19 did not constitute a constructive dismissal at common law.
Global overview of disputes trends in the mining and metals sector (Part 1)
Disruptive technology in the mining industry
While new technologies offer many new opportunities within the mining industry, the corresponding risks and potential disputes are not far off. In this article, we focus on these opportunities and risks as well as disputes that might arise from changes in the mining industry and emerging avenues for avoiding and resolving such disputes.