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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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The Coronavirus (COVID-19) is having a significant impact on every aspect of our lives. In Belgium public institutions and schools are temporarily closed and businesses are required to adapt the way in which they operate. Everyone’s primary concern is to minimise the spread of the virus, to mitigate its effects and to protect those most vulnerable in society.

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.

Please have a look at the content feed below for some insight on the legal and commercial issues affecting businesses across the globe, that we have put together to provide practical advice on how to respond in a time of crisis.

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CMS Ex­pert Guide to COV­ID-19 Im­pact on Lease Agree­ments
31 Mar 20
Im­pact of Coronavir­us on Bel­gian com­pan­ies’ an­nu­al gen­er­al meet­ings
Bel­gian au­thor­it­ies, like some of their European coun­ter­parts, have taken ex­treme meas­ures to fight the spread of Cov­id-19, in­clud­ing re­stric­tions on so­cial gath­er­ings. If these strong meas­ures con­tin­ue...
CMS Ex­pert Guide to Com­pet­i­tion Law Dur­ing Coronavir­us...
30 Mar 20
ESMA and FCA cla­ri­fy su­per­vis­ory ap­proach on SFTR back­load­ing re­quire­ments...
This in­form­a­tion is cor­rect as of 11.30am on 30 March 2020 and will not be main­tained. The European Se­cur­it­ies Mar­kets Au­thor­ity (“ESMA”) has cla­ri­fied its po­s­i­tion on the re­quire­ments for ‘back­load­ing’...
CMS Ex­pert Guide to Force Ma­jeure