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Rethinking the supply chain #2: renegotiating long-term contracts

The pandemic has left parties to long-term contracts in arrangements that are no longer commercially viable.

Some have been able to agree on revised terms with their counterparties relatively quickly and easily. For others, the process has been more formal and prolonged, and involved considering the contract-renegotiation law of the applicable jurisdiction.

In this second podcast in our ‘Rethinking the supply chain’ series, Kate Gough, Moritz Becker and Tim Harkness from our dispute resolution practice discuss the legal framework for renegotiating contracts under the laws of England and Wales, Germany and the US, and the common mis-steps that negotiators make.   

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Find out more about renegotiating long-term contracts, including a summary of contract-renegotiation law in nine key jurisdictions.

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