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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Legal and commercial implications

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The coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) is having a significant impact on every aspect of our lives in Bosnia and Herzegovina and across the world. Officially declared as a pandemic by the World Health Organisation in March 2020, 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.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Bosnia and Herzegovina

The following insights bring together perspectives on the legal and commercial issues affecting businesses across the globe – with a particular focus on Bosnia and Herzegovina. As the situation and content continues to evolve, please visit Law-Now to sign up here for the latest real-time updates from our Law-Now service.

COVID-19 Desk

We have set up a COVID-19 Desk for our business partners and clients.
The year 2020 has hit us where we are most vulnerable: it threatens our health and safety and the health and safety of the ones we care for. Our joint business community has also been hit very hard.

Bosnia and Herzegovina and other countries across SEE are tightening their restrictions. We at CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz have reacted to these developments by setting up a COVID-19 Desk. It is being run by lawyers and business developers alike – our so-called Coordinators. These Coordinators can help you face the current situation and prepare for the weeks to come.

You can reach out to the Coordinators of the CMS COVID-19 Desk by sending an e-mail to [email protected]. Should you need any immediate advice or a professional opinion regarding the unfolding situation, feel free to reach out to them or to your CMS key contact. 

We regularly update our information about the regulations and legal implications of COVID-19.

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Our specialised CMS teams have published a number of publications on burning issues.
[Publications in German are available here.]

Publications


A global overview of coronavirus (COVID-19) related moratorium on corporate and retail loans

Effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the functioning of court systems in different jurisdictions

Impact of COVID-19 on Public Procurement
In many countries the legal situation is changing rapidly, and time is valuable! That’s why we’ve prepared a brief but comprehensive overview of the main developments in 23 countries. There are also links to articles or official guidance for further information on each country.

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CMS Ex­pert Guide to COV­ID-19's Im­pact on IP Leg­al Tim­ings
19 May 20
COV­ID-19: European Com­mis­sion’s over­view of State rules and pub­lic...
On 14 May 2020, the European Com­mis­sion pub­lished a work­ing pa­per on the in­ter­pret­a­tion of State aid and pub­lic ser­vice ob­lig­a­tions in the avi­ation sec­tor in the con­text of the COV­ID-19 crisis This...
CMS Ex­pert Guide to Coronavir­us Re­lated Loan Morator­i­ums
18 May 20
Im­pact of COV­ID-19 on CBD food busi­nesses
The coronavir­us (“COV­ID-19”) pan­dem­ic has driv­en on­line con­sumer shop­ping in the well­being sec­tor in a bid to find products that will pro­tect against, and help man­age the symp­toms of, COV­ID-19. Food...
CMS Ex­pert Guide to COV­ID-19 Im­pact on Lease Agree­ments