COVID-19 Impact on Contractual Relations in France: Force Majeure and Hardship

    View Author April 2020

    Since 28 February, the state has considered the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) as a “force majeure” for public procurement, so companies with public procurement contracts will not be penalised in the event of late performance. What is the impact of this announcement on B2B or B2C agreements? Moreover, could the regulation on hardship also be relevant?