Podem constituir força maior, designadamente

16:16 Jun 27, 2019
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Portuguese to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Tourism & Travel
Portuguese term or phrase: Podem constituir força maior, designadamente
This is a Contract between two companies for the provision of travel support services

- Força Maior

Podem constituir força maior, designadamente, tremores de terra, insurreições, inundações, incêndios, epidemias, embargos, actos de guerra, catástrofes naturais, ausência ilícita e organizada de funcionários que conduza à paralisação dos trabalhos.
United Kingdom

Summary of answers provided
3 +2The following may constitute force majeure, namely
Oliveira Simões
4Force Majeure includes:
Douglas Bissell

Discussion entries: 6



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The following may constitute force majeure, namely

Force majeure (/ˌfɔːrs mɑːˈʒɜːr, -məˈʒɜːr/ FORSS mah-ZHUR, -⁠mə-ZHUR; French: [fɔʁs maʒœʁ]) – or vis major (Latin) – meaning "superior force", also known as cas fortuit (French) or casus fortuitus (Latin) "chance occurrence, unavoidable accident",[1] is a common clause in contracts that essentially frees both parties from liability or obligation when an extraordinary event or circumstance beyond the control of the parties, such as a war, strike, riot, crime, or an event described by the legal term act of God (hurricane, flood, earthquake, volcanic eruption, etc.),changing laws, prevents one or both parties from fulfilling their obligations under the contract. In practice, most force majeure clauses do not excuse a party's non-performance entirely, but only suspend it for the duration of the force majeure. -- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Force_majeure

Note added at 14 mins (2019-06-27 16:30:53 GMT)

"Thus, a fire is a foreseeable phenomenon. A fire constitutes force majeure only when its cause is so specific or its scale is so unusually large for its geographic location that a reasonable person could not have foreseen such a fire in the circumstances." - https://www.internationallawoffice.com/Newsletters/Litigatio...

"If the event which constitutes force majeure is permanent or continues after the expiration of that period, each party is entitled to terminate the contract." - https://www.cisg.law.pace.edu/cisg/biblio/rimke.html

Oliveira Simões
United States
Local time: 15:45
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Native speaker of: Portuguese
PRO pts in category: 4

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
disagree  MARK ROBERTSON: see discussion entry
52 mins
  -> I have to disagree with your disagreement: https://legaldictionary.lawin.org/namely/

agree  Adrian MM.: to wit: a good way around 'including (MR: exhaustively) but not limited (MR: restrictively) to'
5 hrs
  -> Thank you, Adrian.

agree  Clauwolf
5 hrs
  -> Thank you, Clauwolf.

agree  Gilmar Fernandes: https://www.infopedia.pt/dicionarios/portugues-ingles/design...
5 hrs
  -> Thank you, Gilmar. Good reference!
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28 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
Force Majeure includes:

Keep it simple

Douglas Bissell
Local time: 23:45
Specializes in field
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 32

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  MARK ROBERTSON: see discussion entry
33 mins

disagree  Oliveira Simões: That's not what the source-text says. See my discussion entry.
3 hrs
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