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Legal Alert - December 2016

A monthly checklist from Atom Content Marketing highlighting new and pending laws, regulations, codes of practice and rulings that could have an impact on your business.

Case law: Court clarifies when subsequent events end an agreement automatically by 'frustration'

Businesses negotiating agreements should try to foresee and make provision for all 'supervening events' – events which could realistically happen and would make performing the agreement impossible, or change the nature of the parties' rights and obligations under it. Otherwise, they risk the agreement ending automatically because it has been 'frustrated', a recent ruling makes clear.

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