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13 Apr 2020

COVID-19 Legal FAQ Series – Real Estate

‘Force Majeure’ is a French term which literally means “superior force” and the term is defined in the Collins English Dictionary as an “irresistible force or compulsion such as will excuse a party from performing his or her part of a contract”. It commonly refers to a provision in commercial contracts to mitigate accountability for unforeseen natural and uncontrollable calamities that disrupt the usual flow of events and impede the parties from fulfilling contractual obligations.

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