The lawyers at Jones Day have published a three-part white paper series analyzing potential impacts of the global pandemic on not just the construction industry itself, but also on the disputes that so often result from it.
Here is an overview:
Part I sets out an overview of some of the recurring issues facing construction industry participants. In particular, it seeks to con- vey a global perspective on these issues, as major companies, particularly those with global operations, must have an under- standing of the legal challenges presented by the virus to pro- actively address the challenges it presents across jurisdictions.
Part II, which will be issued shortly after Part I, will provide an overview of the impact COVID-19 has had, and likely will con- tinue to have, on specific industry sectors, as they relate to construction projects. Part II will also set out salient insurance issues project participants need to consider.
Part III, which will be issued shortly after Part II, looks beyond the lockdown to examine what effect the pandemic may have for new or suspended projects as well as issues that may require formal dispute resolution. Part III will also discuss some prudent strategies that companies may wish to follow in navi- gating the long-term fallout from the pandemic.
Links to all three parts: