COVID-19 could shape the law in ways that remain to be seen. The world may be at the beginning of financial change, but force majeure is already an issue in contracts. Force majeure means major or superior force in French. It refers to unpredictable circumstances such as natural disasters or events that are out of one's control. These events or their effects prevent contracts from being fulfilled. Attorney Tiffany N. Comprés will speak on how force majeure applies in international law. She will focus on how the application of the U.N. Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG), regardless of whether or not a formal contract exists.
Tiffany N. Comprés is a law partner in the Miami office of Shutts & Bowen LLP, where she is a member of the International Arbitration and Litigation practice group.Tiffany is a litigator who represents clients in disputes across multinational borders. She primarily defends and prosecutes claims for national and international businesses in international arbitration and litigation matters, and counsels multinational companies in foreign and domestic claims. Tiffany has developed a significant practice in the area of international fresh produce sales and consignment, supply and distribution, and in the oil and gas industry. She handles international claims under the U.N. Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods, Outside of her practice, Tiffany volunteers with the Refugee Assistance Alliance teaching English to newly arrived families.
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