Contract Killer Clauses Under COVID-19 and How to Neutralize Them

On-Demand Schedule Wed, August 12, 2020 - Wed, August 19, 2020
Duration 60 Mins
Level Basic & Intermediate & Advanced
Webinar ID IQW20H0812

  • Identify killer clauses in construction contracts that are especially important under COVID-19 risk
  • Learn contract negotiation strategies to proactively address and mange COVID risk
  • Understand how fore majeure for COVID-19 risk may not apply going to new contracts and what steps should be taken next

Overview of the webinar

Now that cornavirus is foreseeable and not necessarily a force majeure event, you need to update your risk allocation strategies for COVID-19 risks. Learn what to look for with real world examples of COVID-19 killer clause at the prime and subcontract level. Learn what contract negotiation strategies you should take to spot key contract clauses as well as contract administration processes you should have in place.Whether you are legally responsible will depend on steps you take now. Learn about what COVID riders are appearing from an owner’s, general contractors, and subcontractors perspective. In addition to force majeure, you will about other potential remedies including emergency and safety clauses, change of law, extended suspensions, and ramifications of potential terminations by the owner as well as the contractor. Gain an understanding on how you can use an acceleration /descalation index to manage material price and labor contingency costs as well as delaying setting costs through using allowances and unit costs. 

Who should attend?

  • Contractors
  • Subcontractors
  • Lawyers
  • Insurance and Surety Professionals as well as Engineers
  • Architects
  • Owners
  • Construction Managers
  • Design-Builders 

Why should you attend?

Now that cornavirus is foreseeable and not necessarily a force majeure event, you need to update your risk allocation strategies for COVID-19 risks. Learn what to look for with real world examples of COVID-19 killer clause at the prime and subcontract level.Learn what contract negotiation strategies you should take to spot key contract clauses as well as contract administration processes you should have in place. Whether you are legally responsible will depend on steps you take now. Learn about what COVID riders are appearing from an owner’s, general contractors, and subcontractors perspective.  

Faculty - Mr. Brian Perlberg

Brian Perlberg is Executive Director and Senior Counsel for ConsensusDocs, a coalition of 40+ construction organizations dedicated to drafting best practice construction contracts. Mr. Perlberg serves on the ABA Forum on the Construction Industry Steering Committee for the Contract Documents, National Construction Dispute Resolution Committee (NCDRC) of the Arbitration Association of America (AAA), the Advisory Board to Construction SuperConference, and WPL Publishing.

08-06-2020 -Contract Killer Clauses.pdf
For group or any booking support, contact: