Construction Insights

COVID-19 (coronavirus): delay and disruption in the construction industry

20.05.2020

To prevent the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, as of 13th March 2020, the Swiss Federal Council and the Cantons took various measures which have already had a direct and severe impact on the construction industry and will probably continue to have an impact, irrespective of the gradual easement in and outside of Switzerland, such as disruptions in supply chains, suspensions of production and manufacturing, quarantine measures, travel and import restrictions, temporary closure of construction sites, or compliance requirements with the recommendations issued by the Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH) relating to hygiene and social distancing.

Ultimately, these consequences and implications will have to be borne by one of the contracting parties. It is therefore critical that the party which could be held liable for delays and disruption as well as the associated damages take the necessary precautions to protect its interests.

 

Stay up to date!

*Required fields

Newsletters & Newsflashes

Monthly selected key topics from our practice areas, sectors and industries, plus newsflashes on recent developments.

Publications

Monthly email with the latest updates and summaries of the Swiss Federal Supreme Court's case law in arbitration matters.
A regular look from a unique M&A perspective at legal changes, economic developments and societal trends in Switzerland.
Regular insights into Swiss and international trends and legal developments in the construction industry.
Concise analysis of key trends in the fast-moving world of corporate governance for board members of Swiss companies.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.