Drafting Contracts To Weather Middle East Turmoil

Law360, New York (April 27, 2011, 1:31 PM EDT) -- Every once in a while an event makes prudent attorneys take a very close look at their contracts. The “Middle East Spring,” as some have called it, is just such an event.

We are not seeing events that have not been encountered before. While it is amusing in hindsight, I recall negotiating in a Middle Eastern war zone a number of years ago and being asked by my client’s customer to replace “war” with “present situation” in the force majeure clause.

The answer was a definitive...
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