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02 April 2020

COVID-19: Governance: SFC extends deadline for data storage compliance (Hong Kong)

The Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission ( SFC ) has extended its deadline for licensed corporations to confirm compliance with its new data storage regulations, due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
02 April 2020

COVID-19: People: ADGM issues new COVID-19 circular regarding employees - 5 key points (Abu Dhabi)

The Abu Dhabi Global Market (“ ADGM ”) is an economic freezone located in Abu Dhabi, with its own set of civil laws based on the law of England & Wales. The ADGM’s Registration Authority (“ RA ”) issued Registration Authority Circular No. 14 of 2020 on 29 March 2020 (“ Circular ”), its most...
02 April 2020

COVID-19: PRESSURE POINTS: Right vs obligation to file for insolvency (Spain)

In Spain individuals and entities have an obligation to file for insolvency if they are unable to regularly meet their obligations within two months of the position of insolvency coming to light. Breach of that obligation could lead to civil (and even criminal) liability.
02 April 2020

COVID-19: Governance: OJK introduces credit stimulus to mitigate pandemic impact (Indonesia)

Indonesia’s Financial Services Authority ( OJK ) has issued credit stimulus policies for Indonesian banks, relaxing credit scoring requirements and providing special treatment for loan restructuring.
01 April 2020

COVID-19: Webinar series (Global)

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...
01 April 2020

COVID-19: Governance: Regulatory impact for insurers (UK)

The COVID-19 pandemic is creating significant health, social and economic challenges world-wide, forcing governments and businesses to assess the impact on their people, operations and governance.
01 April 2020

COVID-19 Pressure Points: The CNMC launches a whistleblowing/ enquiries tool for competition law matters related to the COVID-19 outbreak (Madrid)

The CNMC bolsters its online whistleblowing hotline to pursue anticompetitive conduct in any sector, although with a special interest in the medical equipment, funeral and cremation services sectors. An enquiries platform is also launched so that operators can make competition law enquiries to the...
01 April 2020

COVID-19: Pressure Points: State of health emergency: what are the impacts on credit agreements? (France)

A review of the questions raised by Ordinance No. 2020-306 of 25 March 2020, relating to the prorogation of elapsed period during the health emergency period and the adaptation of procedures during the same period, published in the Journal Officiel of 26 March 2020 (hereinafter the “Ordinance”)
01 April 2020

Navigating COVID-19 Podcast 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...
01 April 2020

COVID-19: People: Data comes to the fore as outbreak continues (UK)

The COVID-19 outbreak is proving an interesting time to be a data protection practitioner. There seems to be a new article each day about the next exciting app which promises to use data to help manage the crisis. This post focuses on two particular propositions that pose interesting data...
01 April 2020

COVID-19: PRESSURE POINTS: Additional modifications to the rules governing foreign investments in Spain as a result of the crisis caused by the COVID-19 outbreak (Spain)

In a previous newsletter (see here ) we analysed the new rules for screening foreign direct investments in Spain established by Royal Decree-law 8/2020, of 17 March, on extraordinary measures to tackle the economic and social impact of COVID-19 (“ RDL 8/2020 ”).
01 April 2020

COVID-19: Pressure Points: Real Estate landlord tenants update (Australia)

The shockwaves from the outbreak of COVID-19 are being felt right across the Australian economy – and commercial real estate is no different. Tenants and landlords are facing the prospect of a prolonged reduction in business activity, remote working and even total shutdown – none of which were...
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: 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...