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Kent Stackhouse

Kent Stackhouse is a member of the Firm’s North America Tax Practice Group in Amsterdam, where he mainly practices in the area of US federal taxation of corporations. Prior to that, he was a member of the Firm’s Washington, DC office. Kent is a former teaching associate at Georgetown University Law Center for an international tax and business planning course. He also is a frequent speaker at tax conferences.

Because of the unprecedented business and economic disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, companies are considering defenses that might excuse non-performance of a contract, such as invoking force majeure clauses, or potentially less drastic options such as renegotiating contractual terms. In some cases, companies have already begun to file suit…

The impact of COVID-19 has been profound. Companies are facing disruptions to supply chains, customer demand, operations and output, and are being confronted with liquidity concerns. In many cases, governments across the world have announced tax provisions and other programs to dampen economic hardships and free much needed cash resources.…