Posted by on 31. October 2018 in Events

Reed Smith LLP and Zug Commodity Association will be running a workshop on long term commodity supply contracts.

We will cover the following topics.

  • The supply contract’s relationship with other contracts
  • “Good faith” obligations (express and implied) and “negotiation” claus-es
  • Price reopener clauses
  • Changes in product specification
  • Exclusion of liability/liquidated damages
  • “Take or pay” provisions
  • Force majeure and “hardship” clauses
  • Termination provisions and “break” clauses
  • Dispute resolution and the effect of “BREXIT”
  • The English Court of Appeal’s decision in Amey Birmingham v. Birming-ham City and the Supreme Court’s decision in Rock Advertising v. MWB Business Exchange (both 2018)


  • Richard Swinburn, Partner, Reed Smith
  • Paul Skeet, Partner, Reed Smith
  • Alexander Sandiforth, Counsel, Reed Smith


12.30 – Sandwich Lunch
13.00 – Seminar
17.30 – Networking Drinks

Admission fee per person

  • Participants from ZCA member firms CHF 200.-, every further person CHF 100-.
  • Non-members CHF 300.-, every further person from the same company CHF 150-.