The COVID-19 outbreak has caused a state of uncertainty to all the businesses around the world. This new strain of the Coronavirus has caused a tsunami wave of infections across the globe sparing none. While all sectors of business are grappling to survive in this new COVID-19 pandemic era, few industries shut down entirely, namely the travel and hospitality sector. Few businesses reinvented themselves to stay relevant in the quarantine age such as the entertainment business where they have used the best of today’s technology to keep their home-locked viewers entertained and occupied. Many industries went above and beyond their usual business to serve and to stay relevant during the pandemic. The fashion houses took upon tailoring the Personal Protective Equipment, Masks and Disposable garbs that would help the front line workers, Logistics that safely deliver goods to the customers and the food and medicine industry that has been open to avoid any shortages. One common problem that all businesses faced during this period of improvisation is that they had to redraft their contracts after negotiations and make amendments to the original contract to accommodate the current situation.
The sudden disruption in the contract’s course due to the COVID-19 crisis brings us to the two concepts which are rarely or minimally discussed while drafting the contract.