Master Alliance Provisions Guide (MAPGuide)

CEPI – Valneva, Chikungunya Vaccine Funding Agreement

  • Liability | Indemnification

19. Indemnification & Insurance

19.1 Awardee Indemnification for Third Party Claims. Awardee will indemnify and defend CEPI, its Affiliates, third party contractors and employees from and against any and all claims, damages, and liabilities asserted by third parties (including claims for negligence) which arise directly or indirectly from: (i) Awardee’s, or its Sub-Awardee’s activities under this Agreement, or (ii) the use of the Product, Project Results or Enabling Rights (including for the avoidance of doubt, the use of the Product in development activities and clinical studies), save to the extent such claim, damage or liability is caused by CEPI’s negligence or intentional misconduct or is required to be indemnified by CEPI pursuant to Clause 19.2.

19.2 CEPI Indemnification for Third Party Claims. Solely in the event that CEPI has exercised the Public Health Licence, CEPI will indemnify and defend Awardee, its Affiliates, Sub-Awardees, third party contractors and employees from and against any and all claims, damages, and liabilities asserted by third parties (including claims for negligence) which arise directly or indirectly from the use of the Product, Project Results or Enabling Rights by CEPI or a Trusted Collaborator designated by CEPI in the course of exercising the Public Health Licence, save to the extent such claim, damage or liability is caused by Awardee’s or its Sub-Awardee’s activities under this Agreement (including manufacture of drug substance or Product) or by Awardee’s negligence or intentional misconduct.

19.3 Conduct of Responses to Third Party Claims. Each Party shall use its reasonable endeavours to inform the other Party promptly of any circumstances that are likely to give rise to a third party claim which may be covered by Clause 19.1 together with copies of all relevant papers and official documents. The indemnifying Party shall not take any material action in respect of any third party claim without the consent of the indemnified Party, including settlement of any such third party claim, provided such consent is not unreasonably conditioned, withheld or delayed. The indemnifying Party will keep the indemnified Party fully informed of the progress of all relevant third party claims which are covered by Clause 19.1 and shall fully consult the indemnified Party on the nature of any defence to be advanced in advance.

19.4 Exclusions. Neither Party shall be liable to the other Party for any loss of profits or economic loss; or indirect, incidental or consequential damages, whether in contract, warranty, negligence, tort, strict liability or otherwise, arising out of any breach of or failure to perform any of the provisions of this Agreement.