Are You Ready For This – Mondaq Have 121 Law Firm Updates From Around The World Concerning COVID-19 Issues

From all parts of the globe come covid updates from firms.

Coronavirus (Covid-19)
PwC Nigeria
Nigeria’s House of Representatives has proposed a Bill for an Act to provide for tax relief, suspension of import duty on selected medical goods and deferral of residential mortgage obligations.
South Africa’s President, Cyril Ramaphosa, announced on Monday 23 March 2020, that the country will be in lockdown for 21 days (as presently advised) as from midnight on Thursday 26 March 2020
Asia Pacific
S.S. Rana & Co. Advocates
Due to the Novel Coronavirus global pandemic, various government bodies are taking stringent step in order to ensure public safety amidst the outbreak.
Khaitan & Co
The World Health Organisation has declared COVID-19 to be a pandemic.
King, Stubb & Kasiva
The world is reeling under the impact of Covid-19, a global pandemic that has caused lockdowns in many countries.
Singhania & Partners LLP, Solicitors and Advocates
With the present situation of the Novel Coronavirus at hand and the lockdown situation in India, various courts,
A&P Partners
The Government has announced relief for Daily wage workers and construction workers for an amount of Rs.1000 per person for all States and Union Territories.
Singhania & Partners LLP, Solicitors and Advocates
In light of orders of a nation-wide lockdown, the Supreme Court of India vide circular dated 26.03.2020 stated that it shall continue to function and to hear matters involving extreme urgency, till further orders in this regard.
Singhania & Partners LLP, Solicitors and Advocates
Pursuant to the health emergency and the recommendation by the Government of India to maintain social distancing,
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Whatever your business-whether you are an investor looking at new investments, managing existing positions or planning exits, or a corporate concerned with protecting and enhancing your business…
It is imperative to have your T & C’s in order so you have maximum protection and rights if your customer fails to pay.
Clyde & Co
In response to the evolving impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, Queensland, Commonwealth Courts and Tribunals, and the High Court have implemented a range of changes to court operations.
Stacks Law Firm
NSW police can now fine people who disobey social distancing rules and other measures to stem the spread of COVID-19.
Norton Rose Fulbright Australia
These new measures could make the difference between businesses closing permanently or being able to survive COVID-19.
Colin Biggers & Paisley
The Council coordinates Australia’s main financial regulatory agencies – APRA, ASIC, RBA and the Australian Treasury.
Crowe MacKay LLP
Overall automotive shopper volume for the first 15 days of March was off 25% compared with the same period in 2019, according to Comscore, an analytics company and market-data provider.
Crowe MacKay LLP
The Canada Emergency Response Benefit (“CERB”) is a $24 billion economic measure announced by the Federal Government in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Clark Wilson LLP
On March 18, 2020, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced a number of measures aimed at responding to a number of economic pressures already arising or …
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
The Registrar may also use its discretion under section 47(1) to extend deadlines on its own initiative if it is in the interests of justice to do so.
Stikeman Elliott LLP
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, securities regulatory authorities in each of Canada’s provinces and territories have temporarily extended certain deadlines in respect of documents…
Stikeman Elliott LLP
Publié à l’origine le 20 mars 2020; dernière mise à jour le 2 avril 2020 pour refléter certains développements au Québec, dans les Cours fédérales et à la Cour du Banc de la Reine du Manitoba.
Gowling WLG
After lengthy deliberations, the Federal Government has passed an aid bill in response to the COVID-19 pandemic (COVID-19 Emergency Response Act).
In these extraordinary times we want to be able to provide our clients and friends with as much useful and reliable information as we can.
Gluckstein Personal Injury Lawyers
All of us here at Gluckstein Lawyers are hoping you are keeping safe and healthy amidst the evolving COVID-19 pandemic. Ultimately many challenges still lie ahead and continue to unfold.
Bennett Jones LLP
Courts across Canada are limiting hearings due to the rapidly evolving novel COVID-19 outbreak. Courts in each jurisdiction are responding differently and implementing measures…
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
Amid the widespread disruption caused by the COVID-19 outbreak, the Ontario government has issued an Order under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act suspending limitation periods…
McMillan LLP
With courts across Ontario suspending regular operations in the wake of COVID-19, the Ontario Government has now made an order suspending limitation periods and …
Stikeman Elliott LLP
This post was originally published March 20, 2020 and was last updated on April 2, 2020 to reflect developments in Québec, in the Federal Courts, and at the Manitoba Court of Queen’s Bench.
McKercher LLP
COVID-19 has abruptly halted the administration of most legal disputes in Canada. With current court restrictions and shutdowns throughout the country, …
Stikeman Elliott LLP
Un assouplissement général qui porte sur l’application de certaines dispositions du Guide à l’intention des sociétés de la TSX et des politiques de la TSXV est accordé aux émetteurs …
Stikeman Elliott LLP
Securities regulatory authorities in each of Canada’s provinces and territories have,
Stikeman Elliott LLP
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, securities regulatory authorities in each of Canada’s provinces and territories have temporarily extended certain deadlines for specified
Aird & Berlis LLP
The federal government has announced a series of economic measures intended to help stabilize the economy and provide support to Canadian individuals and businesses in dealing with the COVID-19…
Gluckstein Personal Injury Lawyers
Gluckstein Lawyers is actively monitoring the evolving situation of novel coronavirus (COVID-19), staying up to date on any and all updates from our local, provincial and federal governments in an effort to keep our staff and clients safe.
Media coverage of COVID-19 appropriately continues to accelerate.
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
The purpose of these adjustments is to reduce operational stress on these institutions so that they can focus on their financial resilience and their contributions to financial stability.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
With court closures and social distancing measures in place across the country, issuing, serving and filing legal documents has become difficult, if not impossible.
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
On March 23, 2020, the Toronto Stock Exchange (the “TSX”) issued a staff notice in which it announced temporary blanket relief on the following provisions of the TSX Company Manual.
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
The COVID-19 outbreak brings into play a number of important regulatory requirements of which financial institutions need to be mindful.
Gowling WLG
As we reported on March 17, the Canadian Trademarks Office (CIPO) announced that trademark deadlines falling between March 16 and March 31 are automatically extended to April 1, 2020.
As the financial and social impact of COVID-19 is felt across the globe, decision makers are facing and will continue to face serious challenges.
Cayman Islands Government
Over 15 associations made representations on the economic impact of COVID-19 on their members’ businesses.
Areti Charidemou & Associates LLC
Areti Charidemou & Associates LLC wishes to inform its Clients that on 16/03/2020 the Members and the President of the Supreme Court of Cyprus
Camilleri Preziosi Advocates
In its circular published on the 20th March 2020, the Malta Financial Services Authority (“MFSA”) announced that reporting obligations in terms of the SFTR…
GANADO Advocates
There have been strong calls from various industry sectors for Malta to roll-out concrete financial aid to assist undertakings based in Malta to cope with the devastating economic effects of the …
Over the course of the last two weeks, the Luxembourg Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier (CSSF) and the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) have issued a …
GANADO Advocates
In light of the COVID-19 outbreak and its effects on the financial services sector, the MFSA has taken a decision to extend some of the regulatory reporting deadlines …
August Debouzy
On March 16th, 2020, the French President announced, during a public conference, that a “State guarantee of 300 billion euros” program to secure loans granted…
Heuking Kuehn Lueer Wojtek PartGmbB
Increasingly far-reaching restrictions with respect to the COVID-19 virus also bring to light the issue of timely drafting, auditing, adoption, and publication of annual and consolidated financial statements…
Carey Olsen
The disruption caused by worldwide measures to contain the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, including the transition to home working, is creating significant challenges for financial services
Ronan Daly Jermyn
Due to the ongoing global pandemic caused by the Covid-19 virus, the Personal Injuries Assessment Board (PIAB) has recently introduced new measures when submitting personal injury applications.
Arthur Cox
We thought it might be useful to provide some general information on how the COVID-19 pandemic may affect the operation of your Irish fund management company.
On 19 March 2020 ESMA issued a public statement relating to the application of the Securities Finance Transactions Regulation (“SFTR”) which it clarified on 26 March 2020.
LCA Studio Legale
Con i DPCM 8 e 9 marzo 2020, sono entrate in vigore alcune misure che hanno temporaneamente vietato un’ampia serie di comportamenti, di cui gli spostamenti sono solo l’esempio più significativo
LCA Studio Legale
Just over a week after the entry into force of the measures to contain the contagion issued by the Prime Minister Decree dated 8th and 9th March 2020,
The extraordinary circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic has presented new challenges for all of us. At Ogier, our robust business continuity planning and technological infrastructure have been…
Arendt & Medernach
Following the impact of Covid-19 on the financial markets, the CSSF updated its FAQ on the Swing Pricing Mechanism on 20 March 2020.
NautaDutilh Avocats Luxembourg
In a communication of 18 March 2020, the Luxembourg Business Registers (“LBR”) extended by 4 months the period for the filing of the 2019 annual accounts.
NautaDutilh Avocats Luxembourg
In a communiqué released on 22 March 2020, the CSSF urges all supervised entities to immediately review their current organisational setup in order to ensure working from home.
ELVINGER HOSS PRUSSEN, société anonyme
Based on article 32(4) of the Luxembourg Constitution, our Government has on 18 March 2020 declared a state of emergency for a period of three months.
ELVINGER HOSS PRUSSEN, société anonyme
In an FAQ update published on 20 March 2020 , the CSSF stated that, in light of the current exceptional market conditions, they will allow for swing pricing/dilution…
NautaDutilh Avocats Luxembourg
In a FAQ of 20 March 2020, the CSSF provides clarifications on the use of swing pricing mechanism by UCIs (UCITS, UCI Part II & SIFs) as well as the conditions to be met to go beyond…
NautaDutilh Avocats Luxembourg
On 17 March 2020, the CSSF issued an FAQ clarifying the recommended minimum IT security requirements for remote access implemented to meet the demands of the exceptional situation…
NautaDutilh Avocats Luxembourg
Deadline for completing the AML/CFT survey is extended until 10 April. Homeworking requirements for support PSFs are clarified in a CSSF FAQ of 18 March 2020.
Finance Malta
Following the press conference by the Prime Minister of Malta, the Minister of Finance, and the Minister for Economy Investment and Small business on the 18th March 2020,
GANADO Advocates
Late last week, the MFSA published a circular to inform the market that in light of the COVID-19 situation, it will be extending (or is willing to extend) a number of reporting deadlines.
GANADO Advocates
The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has just issued a public statement to promote coordinated action by National Competent Authorities (NCAs), including the Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA)…
Mamo TCV Advocates
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA) has issued guidance to consumers in order to safeguard their interests. In view of the social distancing guidelines…
Mamo TCV Advocates
Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Maltese Government has issued three financial packages that businesses can avail themselves of. Each financial package builds upon the previous package.
Mamo TCV Advocates
Payment for applications, authorisations and ongoing licence fees are to be submitted to the MFSA by means of a bank transfer using the details provided in the circular.
Wenger Plattner
Bei verspäteter Zahlung der Direkten Bundessteuer, welche zwischen dem 1. März 2020 und dem 31. Dezember 2020 fällig wird, ist für diese Zeit kein Verzugszins geschuldet.
Ozbek Attorney Partnership
Bir çok kanunda de?i?iklik yapan ve COVID -19 ile mücadeleye dair düzenlemeler getiren 7226 Say?l? Torba Kanunu 25 Mart 2020’de TBMM’de kabul edildi
Gun + Partners
The Law on Amendment of Certain Laws No. 7226 entered into force upon publication in the Repeated Official Gazette dated 26 March 2020 and numbered 31080. With the Law No. 7226…
Ersoy Bilgehan
We have already shared with our readers the details of the precautions implemented to curb the spread of COVID-19 in Turkey. While COVID-19 continues to spread, on 25.03.2020 the Grand National Assembly enacted the Law No. 7226…
ELIG Gürkaynak Attorneys-at-Law
Ministry of Trade has sent a letter to Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges (“TOBB”) on 31.03.2020…
Latin America
Despite not being as high as other parts of the world, the reported numbers of COVID-19 cases in Mexico are increasing and has doubled the number this past weekend. Like we did back in 2009
Littler Mendelson
Debido a la pandemia COVID-19 el gobierno de los Estados Unidos y México suspenderá las operaciones y procesos normales salvo aquellos que no estén involucrados en “viajes esenciales.”
Middle East
Clyde & Co
Disruption to the supply chain caused by the spread of COVID-19 poses serious problems for all aspects of almost any business. For those sourcing, manufacturing and transporting goods, there can be a significant challenge…
BSA Ahmad Bin Hezeem & Associates LLP
In the evening of 25th March 2020, the Dubai DED directed all private sector companies and commercial establishments to implement remote working for a minimum of 80% of employees
North America
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
In the past two weeks, numerous states have ordered businesses deemed non-essential to eliminate their in-person workforce to slow the spread of the coronavirus.
Ropes & Gray LLP
As closed-end funds and their advisers respond to the significant challenges arising from the COVID-19 virus, Ropes & Gray attorneys have responded to a number …
Mayer Brown
The next test for mortgage finance companies licensed through the NMLS is the requirement of a number of states to provide financial statements through the NMLS within 90 days of the licensee’s fiscal year end.
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
In this summary briefing, our team looks at some of the key legal risk issues that businesses need to be aware of in order to position themselves optimally
Pryor Cashman LLP
It is clear that secured creditors — both in the consumer and commercial context — will face a variety of monetary and non-monetary defaults as a result of the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
Liquidity management has been a hot topic for hedge fund managers (managers) since the great financial crisis of 2008.
The outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has affected nearly all individuals and businesses in the United States. With over 350,000 cases
Holland & Knight
Globally, the coronavirus (COVID-19) has caused not only a major public health crisis but also major economic uncertainty, as supply chains are brought to a standstill, flights are grounded, borders…
USTR is taking this step “in an effort to keep current on developments in our national fight against the coronavirus pandemic.”
Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c.
Businesses across the country are already feeling the impact of the coronavirus, and with many communities already implementing quarantines and lockdowns…
Cooley LLP
The FCC has issued public notices announcing it has postponed two spectrum auctions and the deadlines for comments in multiple proceedings, for certain reports and for certain applications in response to COVID-19.
Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
On March 21, 2020, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo issued Executive Order No. 202.9, pursuant to his broad emergency powers to temporarily suspend or modify statutes,…
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Enforcers across the federal government are focused on fraud risks related to the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting market turmoil. Below is a summary of recent public statements and enforcement actions…
Shipman & Goodwin LLP
Throughout the United States, and most of the world, all “non-essential” businesses have been shut down for an undetermined period of time due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
While much of the discussion about the financial fall-out of the COVID-19 virus has focused on the massive wealth destruction in stock markets and pressure on corporates around the world…
Archer & Greiner P.C.
New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy has issued Executive Orders 107 (2020) and 108 (2020) to respond to the public health hazard posed by Coronavirus disease 2019 (“COVID-19”).
Mayer Brown
Significantly the Emergency Regulation applies only to residential (not commercial) mortgage loans.
Ward and Smith, P.A.
Businesses, nonprofits, and public entities are changing their operations more rapidly than many ever thought possible. And certainly battling an unseen and so far unpredictable virus has been …
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Does a manufacturing facility need money to rapidly convert its operations to produce critical parts for respirators, or protective gear for health care workers?
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
As the federal government prepares to spend more than two trillion dollars to stimulate the economy, and unemployment rates spike, the government and private whistleblowers are more likely to invoke the False Claims Act
Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer Baratz
On March 19th, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell Introduced the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (the CARES Act), …
Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c.
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) recently announced that it is offering low-interest Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDLs)
Foley & Lardner
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”), signed into law on Friday March 27, 2020.
Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
On March 20, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., disclosed to certain news outlets that she had sent a letter, dated March 19, to Steven T. Mnuchin, secretary of the treasury, in his capacity as chair…
Ostrow Reisin Berk & Abrams
Illinois has been declared a disaster state due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Illinois small and mid-sized businesses are now qualified to apply for SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans…
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
On Sunday, March 22, 2020, pursuant to Administrative Order AO/78/20 of Chief Administrative Judge Lawrence Marks, the New York Unified Court System…
Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP
Major cultural and world events, along with even goofy tweets, often give rise to a run on the trademark office by those hoping to strike it rich through being the first to monopolize a phrase.
Davis & Gilbert
In light of the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the federal government has taken steps to expand the availability of, and streamline…
Littler Mendelson
Given the outbreak and continued transmission and spread of COVID-19, the United States and Mexico will suspend normal border crossing operations and processes for those who are not engaged in essential travel.
Mayer Brown
The air travel restrictions include an exemption for flights arriving from The United States.
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
On the evening of March 19, 2020, the Governor of California issued an order which requires all individuals living in the State to stay home or in their place of residence, …
Dickinson Wright PLLC
Telehealth is particularly well suited for initial screening of patients and providing quicker and safer access to providers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Oblon, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P
On Monday, March 31, 2020, the USPTO announced extensions to the time allowed to file certain patent and trademark-related documents.
Ropes & Gray LLP
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) today announced extensions to the time allowed to file certain patent and trademark-related documents and to pay certain required fees.
Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c.
Wisconsin law requires persons signing deeds, easements, mortgages and any other real estate instrument that will be recorded to “appear[] before”
Shearman & Sterling LLP
At the same time, the French court system has enacted continuity-of-operations plans designed to reduce court activity and the risk of further spread of COVID-19.
Ropes & Gray LLP
In this Ropes & Gray podcast, finance partner Leonard Klingbaum leads a discussion on the impact COVID-19 is having on various practice areas across the globe.
Shearman & Sterling LLP
n the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, numerous European jurisdictions, including France, Italy, Spain, Greece and Belgium have enacted short sale bans in an attempt to stabilize financial markets and maintain investor confidence.
United Kingdom
Clyde & Co
The government has asked parents to keep their children at home from 23 March 2020 to limit the chance of the coronavirus spreading and said that schools will remain open only for certain children.
Clyde & Co
Inevitably in current circumstances, UK Courts and Tribunals are facing challenges in continuing to provide services to Court users. The legal issues that we are currently seeing arise will inevitably require Court involvement…
Shearman & Sterling LLP
The COVID-19 pandemic and the responses adopted by governments around the world to mitigate its human cost will have a considerable impact on economic activity.
Clyde & Co
The outbreak of Covid-19 is affecting litigation and arbitration in various ways, ranging from an increased use of remote hearings to general court closures…