The contract disputes now emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic will lead to arbitrations involving a wide range of businesses in virtually all countries. These arbitrations will raise novel issues in different jurisdictions requiring a practical guide on how companies can best position themselves to achieve favorable outcomes. In this presentation, Mayer Brown lawyers from the United States, Europe, Asia and Brazil address the key issues that will arise in arbitrating COVID-19 contract disputes, including affirmative defenses, burdens of proof, causation, mitigation, expert testimony, the major elements of winning strategies and jurisdictional differences in relevant law.



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