• Relationships Matter Early Contract and Charterparty Review (Part 1 of Economic Crisis Series)

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    Relationships matter in a crisis   Part 1 of our series on how to deal with an economic crisis – a guide for international businesses.   Karl Greissinger joins us with over two decades of in-house experience in the energy sectors. In this video, Karl offers his invaluable insight into the key issues that businesses should keep close in mind as they deal with the day-to-day difficulties posed by the economic climate.    While a lot of our guidance relates to specific legal steps that businesses can take, Karl is uniquely positioned to offer a commercial perspective. Relationships matter, and the way that a company conducts its business now could have an effect much more far reaching than the consequences of the ongoing global downturn. Contact your usual ZFZ contact, for more.
  • Introduction – How to deal with an economic crisis as an international business

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    Introduction to 17-part ZFZ Series:  How can international businesses deal with an economic crisis?     In this video, Luke Zadkovich introduces our series on tools and strategies that international companies can use to protect and mitigate their positions. We are currently advising clients on these strategies almost daily.    Economic crises, by their nature, rarely come announced. But once they do, early movers are better placed. Liquidity dries up. Payments are delayed or unpaid. Relationships are tested. Market prices drop significantly. Price volatility increases exponentially. Counterparty insolvency is a genuine prospect.    This is not the first, nor will it be the last. While the causes will be different, previously successful strategies can and should be employed. Experience matters, and 2008 taught us a lot. Our strategies are nuanced, layered and staggered. Economic crisis management is bespoke and multi-faceted. It varies between different scenarios and relationships.   Today is our intro. There is plenty more to come. We would love your feedback, comments, likes and shares. It all helps to get our message out there and assist more businesses during this concerning time. Your ongoing support is very much appreciated. Further details, please contact Luke Zadkovich or your usual ZFZ contact.