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Special edition of the Inter-University Center for Terroism Studies' Ambassadors’ Forum webinar:  "Global COVID-19 and the Economy: Costs, Lessons, and Future Outlook".


The International Law Institute and the Indian National Association of Legal Professionals co-hosted a webinar on "Force Majeure and Contract Disputes in Response to COVID 19" on May 5, 2020.

The impact of COVID-19 on the world's economies and geopolitical alignments has been severe and immediate.  From government mandated shut downs; to supply chain stoppages, to key industries being shuttered, all have led to substantial failures and delays in commercial contracts; performance of both goods and services; monetary transfers; insurance claims, etc.  For legal and government sectors, understanding Contract Disputes and Force Majeure provisions as a function of COVID is Imperative.  Understanding how they are constructed, interpreted, and enforced cross-border, is Critical

Experts examine Force Majeure and Contract Disputes from the jurisdictional perspectives of: INDIA, E.U., SINGAPORE, CHINA, U.S., among others.

Speakers including R.V. Anuradha and Piyush Joshi from Clarus Law Associates [New Delhi Office]; Felicia Tan from TSMP Law Corporation [Singapore]; John Murino and Yao Mou from Crowell Morning, LLP [Washington, DC and Los Angeles Offices respectively]; and Charles Nairac and Zehaan Trivedi, White and Case, LLP [Paris Office].

Webinar hosted by Robert Sargin from the ILI and Manuj Bhardwaj representing the INALP.






The International Law Institute presents a webinar on "COVID-19 and Energy Sector". ILI Course Advisor Robert Lesnick held a presentation on the impact of COVID-19 to the energy sector, offered live to ILI alumni and the recorded webinar is released for all to view. The International Law Institute would like to thank Robert Lesnick for the outstanding presentation and ILI alumni who attended.

Robert Lesnick is an Executive Advisor to businesses and governments seeking to develop projects which expand development and use of natural gas. Mr. Lesnick recently retired from the World Bank as its Oil and Gas Program Coordinator after a successful 30-year career in the private sector. He has extensive experience in the petroleum sector, including commodity trading, project development, and natural gas field operations. Robert has over 25 years of international experience as a manager and lead negotiator for the development of energy infrastructure projects. He has conducted business in more than 60 countries on 6 continents.