Disruption of Supply Chains due to COVID-19 – Can a Virus Give You an Excuse for the Delayed Performance of a Contract?

In this post, the author subjects to scrutiny the way in which the Indian legal system is dealing with the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic and using it as a focal point, explores the concepts of the impossibility to perform a contract as opposed to the non-performance of a contract based on contingent events. Further, an analysis into whether or not the pandemic should get classified as a Force Majeure under Indian law is also provided while also drawing parallels with China, the epicenter of the crisis. Continue reading Disruption of Supply Chains due to COVID-19 – Can a Virus Give You an Excuse for the Delayed Performance of a Contract?