3-Hour Program

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From 2019 continuing through 2020, manufacturing supply and distribution chains have been disrupted at unprecedented levels due to COVID-19 and ongoing tariff wars among the world’s suppliers of essential goods such as the U.S., China, South Africa, Mexico, and several European Union countries. Naturally, attorneys and economic advisors have been called upon for guidance on managing their clients’ obligations under Supply Chain Agreements—the backbone of local and global manufacturing.  

Accordingly, PLI is proud to bring together several of the nation’s foremost authorities on addressing the significance of supply chain disruption in the legal world.  Participants will receive practical guidance and gain valuable perspective on the most pressing and difficult issues facing corporate clients that are either parties to supply chain agreements or else stakeholders in enterprises being impacted by breaches and terminations of these agreements.   

What You Will Learn

  • Lessons gained by manufacturing companies as a result of Covid-19, trade wars and tariffs and their impact on supply chain contracts
  • How to strengthen supply chain contract terms and related negotiation strategies—both from the buy- and sell-side
  • Track litigation and arbitration trends following supply chain disputes arising out of Covid-19, supply interruptions, reopening manufacturing facilities and ramp-up issues
  • The pros and cons of international arbitration to resolve disputes between companies with multiple locations and manufacturing facilities

Program Level: Intermediate

Prerequisites: Basic knowledge of supply-distribution contracts and concepts would be helpful

Intended Audience: In-house attorneys and outside counsel advising clients on manufacturing contracts including supply and distribution terms, litigation and international arbitration lawyers, market analysts and consultants

Advanced Preparation: None 

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