The Premier League, Covid-19, and Contractual Interpretation

24 February 2022
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Key takeaways:
  • Covid-19-related disruptions alone are not sufficient to absolve parties of their contractual obligations where the particular disruption caused does not directly effect those obligations.
  • A well-considered summary judgment application can achieve significant cost and time savings for parties. It took just over nine months from issuance of this application to judgment being delivered.
  • It is important for parties to draft force majeure clauses that appropriately reflect their risk and cover all events and circumstances in which they would want to invoke the clause.