Contracts and COVID-19

Authors: Max Ganado, Adrian Camilleri, Antoine G. Cremona, Clement Mifsud-Bonnici
Published on April 3, 2020
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Practices: General Commercial & Contract Law
One of the main concerns affecting everyone now is what happens to contracts negotiated and entered into before the COVID-19 pandemic spread across the world in the way it has.

Many will be asking the obvious questions: What are my duties under existing contracts? Are my rights still enforceable? Do I have to perform my obligations? Will I be liable in damages if I cannot perform due to the situation in Malta and the rest of the world?

This memorandum outlines the main issues from a Maltese law perspective.