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Force Majeure - drafting clauses

Force Majeure - drafting clauses
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The COVID-19 pandemic has required many lawyers to revisit force majeure clauses and consider how they work and how they might be improved. This webinar will explore the key issues to consider when drafting these clauses, particularly in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, such as foreseeability issues, mitigation obligations and remedies. It will have a practical focus on the steps that you can take to ensure that the clause works well with the rest of the agreement’s provisions and is appropriately tailored to the context of the agreement.

Learning objectives

By attending this webinar you will:

  • Gain a better understanding of the issues which should be considered when drafting Force Majeure clauses.
  • Learn some tips on how to address these issues.

Who should attend

Lawyers who are involved in reviewing and drafting commercial contracts.

Book / Technical Specs

A background book written by the presenter is available in hard copy, PDF, or both. Please indicate your choice upon registration. 

  • Hard Copy - Your book will be posted to you - no extra charge 
  • PDF - You will be emailed a PDF copy of the book 3 working days before the event - no extra charge 
  • Both Hard Copy & PDF - You will be emailed a PDF copy of the book 3 working days before the event, and posted the hard copy book  - additional $30 charge

For information on what is required to participate in the webinar, click here.

Fee (Incl GST)


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  • Webinar 11.00am - 12.00pm, Tuesday 31 August 2021
  • Registration closes  - 3.00pm, Monday 30 August 2021

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Webinar 31 August
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RYBURN Amy 2021 Amy Ryburn
Buddle Findlay, Wellington

Amy specialises in commercial contracting and procurement, particularly in relation to large-scale technology projects. She drafts and negotiates commercial contracts for technology projects and a wide range of other commercial agreements, such as strategic alliances, IP commercialisation agreements, publishing agreements, services agreements and consumer terms and conditions. Amy has a particular interest in how commercial contracts can better allocate risk to reflect how parties expect risk to be managed in practice.


Attendance at the live webinar
  • If you attended the live webinar, you will receive an electronic certificate of attendance as verification for your CPD records.
  • You can view and hear the presentation again, as many times as you wish in your own time for no additional cost.
Registration but non-attendance on the day
  • Under the CPD Scheme only those who attend a live webinar are eligible to claim CPD hours.
  • If you registered but were unable to attend on the day, you can view and hear the archived recording of the presentation.

Cancellation and refund policy

You may cancel your registration eight working days in advance of an event, and you will receive a refund less a 25% administration fee. If you cancel less than eight working days in advance of the event, no refund is payable. If you are unable to attend, you may transfer your registration to another person. If you wish to do so you must advise CLE in writing of the change. NZLS CLE Ltd reserves the right to close registrations, and, cancel or reschedule an event as necessary. Where an event is cancelled by CLE, a full refund is payable.

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