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31 March 2020

COVID-19 PEOPLE: Latest developments in employment law (Madrid)

On 28 March, Spain’s Official State Journal (Boletín Oficial del Estado) published Royal Decree-law 9/2020, of 27 March, which adopts a series of supplementary measures in employment matters to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 (“ RDL 9/2020 ”). Royal Decree-law 10/2020, which regulates recoverable...
31 March 2020

Female board representation - impact on market reaction to public M&A deals

Data backs the push for diversity on the boards of companies preparing for IPOs and advisers and investors are paying attention.
31 March 2020

COVID-19: Initial responses of certain African countries (Africa)

The COVID-19 pandemic has begun to creep across Africa over the past month and is now rapidly gaining speed in some countries. There has been concern that numerous African jurisdictions with their semi-porous borders will, much like European countries, not be capable of slowing the velocity with...
31 March 2020

COVID-19 People: Update for employers (Europe)

This briefing note provides our clients with a practical guide to some of the immediate key issues facing employers across Europe in the context of the current health crisis and details of the financial and support measures available. Our teams are monitoring the legal developments and will be...
31 March 2020

COVID-19 PRESSURE POINTS: IS A TEMPORARY SUSPENSION OF BUSINESS DUE TO COVID-19 AN EVENT OF DEFAULT? (GLOBAL)

In secured lending transactions, it is common to include a trigger whereby an event of default will occur if a borrower “suspends or ceases to carry on (or threatens to suspend or cease to carry on) all or a material part of its business”. This is consistent with the Loan Market Association (LMA)...
31 March 2020

COVID-19 Pressure Points: Dealing with disruption in the consumer sector – views from China (Global)

China is ahead of other countries in reacting to COVID-19’s impact on the consumer sector. By sharing what we are seeing and experiencing in China, we hope our observations and insights may help industry players around the world deal with the disruption caused by the current challenging situation.
31 March 2020

COVID-19 Global: Webinar series

The COVID-19 pandemic is creating significant health, social and economic challenges world-wide, forcing governments and businesses to critically assess the impact to their people, operations and governance. We understand that navigating the pace of change, whilst also dealing with immediate issues...
31 March 2020

COVID-19 People: Data Privacy issues (Global)

In these unprecedented times, COVID-19 has forced organisations to quickly put in to place measures with the aim of ensuring both business continuity and the protection of employees. In many instances, this has involved increased processing of health data, in ways that were not envisaged a short...
31 March 2020

COVID-19 GOVERNANCE: REGULATORY CHANGES FOR MARKETS, LISTINGS AND LISTED COMPANIES (INDONESIA)

The Indonesian Stock Exchange ( IDX ) has implemented new policies to support the markets and capital raisings during the COVID-19 outbreak.
30 March 2020

UPC latest news

What’s next for the UPC project? Our analysis following the German Federal Constitutional Court decision
30 March 2020

COVID-19 Pressure Points: Reviewing your contractual obligations (Australia)

We have developed a short guide to help you review your existing agreements in light of COVID-19.
30 March 2020

COVID-19 Pressure Points: NSW Emergency Measures – Commercial Landlord Briefing (Australia)

On 29 March the National Cabinet agreed the principles that will underpin relief for commercial tenancies in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic. This comes after the passing by the NSW legislative Council and Legislative Assembly of the COVID-19 Legislative Amendment (Emergency Measures) Act 2020 (...
30 March 2020

COVID-19 Governance: Update for funds managers (Australia)

In this update we cover key Australian developments for funds managers in light of the COVID-19 pandemic – in particular, updates from the Council of Financial Regulators, new ministerial powers regarding the Corporations Act, and ASIC’s measures in response to COVID-19.
30 March 2020

General Counsel update, March 2020

This is the latest in our series of general counsel updates which aim to summarise major developments in key areas.
30 March 2020

COVID-19 Pressure Points: Modification of the rules governing certain foreign investments in Spain (Madrid)

The Spanish Government has recently approved a set of provisions to tackle the crisis caused by the COVID-19 outbreak, which adopt a number of different measures with varying impact on different business sectors. Of those measures, the modification and partial suspension of the framework of...