MACLEODS shall not assign, delegate or transfer its rights and obligations under this Agreement in whole or in part without prior written authorization from CYTODYN; any purported assignment, delegation or transfer in violation of the foregoing is void. CYTODYN may assign, delegate or transfer its rights and obligations under this Agreement in whole or in part.
13. FORCE MAJEURE
Each of the Parties hereto shall be excused from the performance of its obligations hereunder, other than the payment of money, in the event that such performance is prevented by force majeure, provided that each of the Parties shall use its best efforts to complete such performance by other means. For the purpose of this Agreement force majeure is defined as causes beyond the control of MACLEODS or CYTODYN, including but not limited to, acts of God, acts, regulations or laws of any government, war, civil commotion, destruction of production facilities or materials by fire, earthquake or storm, labor disturbances, epidemic and failure of public utilities or common carriers.
Should any part or provision of this Agreement be held unenforceable or in conflict with the applicable laws or regulations of any applicable jurisdiction, the invalid or unenforceable part or provision shall, provided that it does not affect the essence of this Agreement, be replaced with a revision which accomplishes, to the extent possible, the original commercial purpose of such part or provision in a valid and enforceable manner, and the balance of this Agreement shall remain in full force and effect and binding upon the Parties hereto.
This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the Parties with respect to its subject matter and supersedes all prior agreements, arrangements, dealings or writings between the Parties. This Agreement may not be varied except in writing signed by the Parties' authorized representatives.
No waiver of any right, breach or default hereunder shall be considered valid unless in writing and signed by the Party giving such waiver, and no such waiver shall be deemed a waiver of any subsequent right, breach or default of the same or similar nature.
17. GOVERNING LAW
This Agreement shall be governed, interpreted and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New Jersey, without to the principles of conflicts of law. Any dispute, controversy or claim initiated by either Party arising out of, resulting from or relating to this Agreement (other than good-faith third party actions or proceedings filed or instituted in an action or proceeding by a third party against a Party) shall be finally resolved by binding arbitration conducted in the English language, in Singapore, under the Arbitration Rules of Singapore International Arbitration Centre ("SIAC Rules") , by a panel of one arbitrator appointed in accordance with the SIAC Rules. Notwithstanding the foregoing, either Party may, without waiving any right or remedy available to such Party, seek and obtain from any court of competent jurisdiction any interim or provisional relief that is necessary or desirable to protect the rights or property of such Party, pending the selection of the arbitrator hereunder or pending the arbitrator’s determination of any dispute, controversy or claim hereunder. The Parties undertake to use all reasonable best efforts in order to solve in an