The Society of Construction Law Hong Kong’s flagship Annual Conference under the Chairmanship of Calvin Cheuk has been moved online this year, and it consists of a series of four webinars. The theme this year is “Planning for the Unexpected”. Unexpected events regularly occur during the life of a construction project. Some of these events will have more severe consequences than others. The Annual Conference Series explores how these various unexpected events may impact a construction project and how to plan and mitigate such risks, particularly in a post Covid-19 world.
The session involved an insightful review and discussion of contractual provisions and principles governing events of force majeure, including the following important issues:
- What is force majeure and how are such events defined under contract;
- Potential consequences of force majeure events;
- How has Covid-19 affected the construction industry and what are the problems caused; and
- How have contracting parties dealt with these problems caused by Covid-19?
The next three sessions of the Annual Conference Series will be held on 19, 24 and 26 November 2020 (https://www.scl.hk/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=74)