Covid-19 and PPPs

Each of these resources addresses issues which may be arising as PPP contracts come under stress due to the impact of Covid-19. We hope you find them useful, and don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any feedback or questions.


PPP contracts are uniquely long-term arrangements between the public and private sectors which inevitably get tested when faced with unforeseen crises such as the one we are facing today.

How a PPP may weather this current Covid-19 storm depends on many things, including the stage of the PPP, the location, the sponsors and the government or contracting authority. However, it also depends on the letter of the contract, and how it was designed to withstand such shocks.

Compiled below are some resources, both old and new, which may help in navigating the impacts of Covid-19 on PPPs:

What is Force Majeure?—Checklist and Sample Wording

Change in Law—Checklist and Sample Wording

Insurance—Checklist and Explanatory Note

Dispute Resolution—Checklist

•New!Government Guarantees for Mobilizing Private Investment in Infrastructure

Guidance on PPP Contractual Provisions

Financing and Risk Mitigation

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Updated: March 22, 2021