Burford Insights: Will supply chain disruption lead to a surge of disputes?


2020 and 2021 have seen several large-scale disruptions to supply chains from the Covid-19 global pandemic to the blockage of the Suez Canal. These disruptions can have far-reaching impacts upon businesses and in some cases inevitably give rise to disputes.

Burford Vice President Reda Hicks, was formerly Senior Counsel for deugro (USA), Inc., a global freight forwarding and project logistics solutions organization. In this video, she explains how supply chain disruption could lead to a surge in contractual disputes: 

  • The main challenges faced as Senior Counsel for global freight forwarding and project logistics solutions organization

  • How the supply chain disruption caused by Covid-19 and the blockage of the Suez Canal impacted businesses 

  • The kinds of disputes that might arise from this disruption as companies try to recover their financial losses 

This video was recorded on 14 July 2021.

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