The force majeure clause is intended to excuse non-performance of obligations under the agreement if the non-performance is a result of causes beyond the control of the party. These causes were historically based on war and natural disasters. Today, ‘force majeure’ could also cover power outages, internet failures, server downtime, malware etc. In the shareholders’ agreement, time periods for giving notice, exercising rights, and making payments would be the provisions most sensitive to force majeure events.