Angela Swan on COVID-19 and Force Majeure
On this episode of Stereo Decisis, Oliver Pulleyblank, Hilary Young and Robert Danay are joined by Angela Swan, who was recently described as "nothing short of a venerated celebrity in both Canadian contract law and the Canadian legal community at large."
Angela brings her decades of experience and expertise to discuss COVID-19 and contractual clauses such as force majeure and material adverse event/change. In so doing, she mentions Akorn, Inc. v. Fresenius Kabi AG - No. 2018-0300-JTL, 2018 Del. Ch. LEXIS 325 (Ch. Oct. 1, 2018), which is one of the only cases in which a court actually found that a material adverse change clause was properly invoked by a party to a contract.