March 2022 – On 24 February 2022, the Ukrainian Parliament imposed martial law within Ukraine's constitutional boundaries in view of the unprovoked Russian military aggression against the country.

Under the constraints of the on-going war and/or temporary Russian occupation of some territories in Ukraine, a contracting party may become unable to perform its contractual obligations (whether domestic or international).

We have prepared a brief overview of some key considerations and potential legal defenses to breach of contractual obligations.


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