COVID-19 Force Majeure Overview

Overview of Force Majeure Rules in the SEE Region in Times of COVID-19 Outbreak

Karanović & Partners is pleased to present an overview of the rules in six countries of the SEE region.

The pandemic, and consequently the numerous restrictive measures imposed by the governments caused significant distortions to businesses and their ability to perform the contractual obligations.

Among a number of other implications, the situation has brought into focus the question of whether the pandemic can be seen as a force majeure and if and to what extent it affects contractual relations.

With the aim to assist in navigating this complex topic, we have prepared this publication tackling the legal concept of force majeure and its operation in practice in Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Montenegro, North Macedonia, and Slovenia.

The publication can be downloaded here.

We hope this will be useful and feel free to contact our team in case of any questions or a need for assistance.

This overview has been prepared for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice and is not a substitute for obtaining legal advice from a qualified attorney. You should not act upon any information presented in this document without first seeking qualified professional counsel on your specific matter of interest. The information in this document is subject to change.