DIFC Academy

As a result of the corona virus pandemic, it is highly likely, if not inevitable, that parties will experience difficulties in performing contractual obligations and in relying on others to do so. In this webinar, we will explore the different legal issues which are likely to arise as a consequence - from the application of force majeure clauses through to the possible use of economic duress by parties renegotiating contractual arrangements – in an effort to provide some helpful guidance at this time of great uncertainty for businesses and individuals.

COVID-19 and Contracts - 400.00 AED
From : 13 May 2020 12:00 PM || To : 13 May 2020 02:00 PM
Mode of delivery : Online Learning



Barrister | 4 Stone Buildings

Alastair has a commercial disputes focused practice encompassing High Court litigation (predominantly the Business and Property Court and Commercial Court) and international arbitration (ICSID, ICC, UNCITRAL, LCIA), with particular expertise in banking and finance, financial services, energy and natural resources, company disputes and insolvency. 

Alastair is experienced in giving advice and conducting litigation on corporate and personal insolvency matters, and has been involved in some of the most significant insolvency proceedings of recent times. A significant part of Alastair’s practice concerns heavyweight banking and finance litigation, including disputes concerning derivatives, syndicated loans, debt instruments, and private equity.

Much of Alastair’s practice has an international flavour, and he is therefore experienced in dealing with issues of foreign law and working with foreign clients, lawyers and experts. He is also called to the Bars of the Dubai International Financial Centre, and Rwanda.  


Barrister | 4 Stone Buildings

Zara has a busy practice across the full spectrum of work undertaken by Chambers, including banking and finance, commercial litigation and arbitration, company and insolvency. 

She regularly appears both led and unled in the High Court and County Court, and also has experience of international arbitration and arbitration-related court applications. 

Much of Zara’s practice concerns commercial disputes between businesses large and small in a range of different sectors in jurisdictions across the world. She also advises on and acts in a wide range of company law matters, and is regularly instructed on behalf of both creditors and debtors in personal and corporate insolvencies.

Zara is also a contributor to Loose and Griffiths on Liquidators (9th Ed.) (2019), and is happy to write and give talks on areas related to her practice. She was called to the Bar by Middle Temple, which awarded her a Diplock Scholarship for the GDL, and a Queen Mother Scholarship (the Inn’s most prestigious award) for the BPTC.


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COVID-19 and Contracts
May 13, 2020 12:00 PM -To- May 13, 2020 2:00 PM

COVID-19 and Contracts

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