'We are meant to gather': organisers of global dance festival refuse to cancel - or give refunds

  • Lisa Spagnolo

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Description

A story featured in the Guardian on 17 October 2020, regarding a global dance festival in Argentina where ticket holders were angry that organisers insisted on going ahead with the event, despite COVID-19 and bans on international travel and mass flight cancellations. Lisa Spagnolo provided expert commentary on the likelihood of refunds being obtained. This commentary drew on her expertise in comparative contract law, private international law and choice of law in contracts.

Period17 Oct 2020

Media coverage

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Media coverage

  • Title'We are meant to gather': organisers of global dance festival refuse to cancel or give refunds
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletThe Guardian
    Media typePrint
    Duration/Length/Size1295 words
    CountryAustralia
    Date17/10/20
    DescriptionTicket holders to a global dance festival were affected by COVID-19 induced bans on travel and tourists, but organisers refused to cancel the event or provide refunds. Lisa Spagnolo provided expert commentary regarding the prospects of obtaining refunds.
    Producer/AuthorMatilda Boseley
    URLhttps://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/oct/18/we-are-meant-to-gather-organisers-of-global-dance-festival-refuse-to-cancel-or-give-refunds
    PersonsLisa Spagnolo

Keywords

  • Comparative law
  • Contract law
  • Private international law