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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Legal and commercial implications

Back to COVID-19: The new normal?

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) is having a significant impact on every aspect of our lives. The effects on the global business environment are serious and far-reaching and public institutions and businesses need adapt the way in which they operate. 

Businesses and organisations have a role to play and a responsibility to their own people. They also confront a wide range of practical, commercial and legal challenges associated with the spread of the virus.

To help you navigate through the legal and commercial issues affecting businesses across the globe, we aim to provide updates and analysis in some key areas, as well as practical advice on how to respond in a time of crisis. Find more information below.

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30/12/2020
Bel­gi­um: Q&A - Em­ploy­er COV­ID-19 Vac­cin­a­tion Policies
WLG (World Law Group) asked their mem­ber firms around the globe to provide some in­sight on em­ploy­er and em­ploy­ee rights when it comes to re­quir­ing the COV­ID-19 vac­cine to re­turn to work. Can an em­ploy­er...
12 May 2020
CMS Ex­pert Guide to the leg­al as­pect for com­pany dir­ect­ors & CEOs
Even be­fore the COV­ID-19 glob­al pan­dem­ic, dir­ect­ors of com­pan­ies were un­der great­er scru­tiny than ever, with in­creas­ing con­cerns be­ing ex­pressed over gov­ernance and even the fun­da­ment­al pur­pose of com­mer­cial...
07 December 2020
End of European Com­mis­sion in-depth in­vest­ig­a­tion in­to Span­ish aid to Air...
On 17 Novem­ber 2020, the European Com­mis­sion de­cided to close its in-depth in­vest­ig­a­tion in­to a Span­ish aid in fa­vour of the re­gion­al air­line Air Nos­trum. The air­line has in fact de­cided to re­nounce this...
02/11/2020
COV­ID-19: Cer­ti­fic­ate ne­ces­sary to jus­ti­fy pres­ence at the work­place
We would like to draw your at­ten­tion to the fact that a new min­is­teri­al de­cree was is­sued this Sunday set­ting out new meas­ures and ob­lig­a­tions for em­ploy­ers, in­clud­ing the fol­low­ing:1. Tele­work­ing at...
27 April 2020
CMS Ex­pert Guide to gov­ern­ment sup­port for em­ploy­ers and work­ers
Ger­many, Aus­tria and Switzer­land have an in­stru­ment called Kur­z­arbeit (“short-time work­ing”) ac­cord­ing to which em­ploy­ees’ work­ing time is re­duced (of­ten to “zero”) dur­ing a crisis and the em­ploy­er...
26 November 2020
COV­ID-19: European Com­mis­sion ap­proves EUR 22.2 mil­lion Cyp­ri­ot loan in...
By its de­cision of 18 Novem­ber 2020, the European Com­mis­sion ap­proved a Cyp­ri­ot aid scheme with a budget of EUR 22.2 mil­lion in fa­vour of Her­mes Air­ports Lim­ited, the op­er­at­or of Larnaka and Pa­fos in­ter­na­tion­al...
July 2020
CMS On your radar | Is­sue 13
In this edi­tion of On Your Radar we look at in­ter­na­tion­al re­sponses to lift­ing lock­down and re­turn­ing to the work­place. Pan­dem­ics press fast for­ward on change, and we wanted to un­der­stand the glob­al re­sponse...
22 April 2020
CMS Ex­pert Guide to the Cov­id-19 pro­ced­ur­al dead­lines for IP law
An over­view by our In­tel­lec­tu­al Prop­erty Ex­perts As in all as­pects of busi­ness, COV­ID-19 is im­pact­ing the world of IP and the po­s­i­tion is con­stantly chan­ging. To help you pri­or­it­ise and plan, the Glob­al...
24 November 2020
Single European Sky Per­form­ance Re­port 2019
On 29 Oc­to­ber 2020, the Single European Sky's per­form­ance re­view body pub­lished its re­port for 2019. This re­port also of­fers an in-depth over­view of the per­form­ance of air ser­vice pro­viders in the European...
24 June 2020
We­bin­ar re­cord­ings - Cov­id-19 (Coronavir­us) in Bel­gi­um
Watch the re­cord­ings of we­binars where our spe­cial­ists tackle some im­port­ant as­pects and prac­tic­al steps that busi­nesses should take in­to con­sid­er­a­tion in light of the COV­ID-19 (coronavir­us) out­break...
17 April 2020
CMS Ex­pert Guide to coronavir­us re­lated loan morator­i­ums
As the COV­ID-19 out­break con­tin­ues to spread across the globe, gov­ern­ments and banks in many jur­is­dic­tions have in­tro­duced ex­traordin­ary meas­ures to al­le­vi­ate the fin­an­cial and eco­nom­ic im­pact of the...
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18 November 2020
COV­ID-19: European Com­mis­sion ex­tends cer­tain sup­port meas­ures for the...
In May 2020, the Com­mis­sion ad­op­ted a series of meas­ures amend­ing cer­tain con­di­tions of the Reg­u­la­tion No. 1008/2008 on com­mon rules for the op­er­a­tion of air ser­vices in the Com­munity and of the Dir­ect­ive...