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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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COVID-19 is having a significant impact on every aspect of our lives. 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.

Our CMS offices have specialist Insight pages about COVID-19. The following insights below brings together perspectives on the legal and commercial issues affecting businesses across the globe. Please contact us for more information about COVID19 and how CMS can help.


Some leaks can­'t be fixed
“Con­fid­en­tial in­form­a­tion is like an ice cube... give it to the party who has no re­fri­ger­at­or or will not agree to keep it in one, and by the time of the tri­al you have just a pool of wa­ter.” This...
COV­ID-19 vac­cin­a­tion and test­ing in Chile - em­ploy­ment law per­spect­ive
Vac­cin­a­tion 1. What op­tions does the em­ploy­er have to en­cour­age em­ploy­ees to be vac­cin­ated? Can the em­ploy­er provide a fin­an­cial in­cent­ive to em­ploy­ees?  Em­ploy­ers can raise aware­ness and in­form their...
Law and reg­u­la­tion of force ma­jeure in Chile
1. Is there le­gis­la­tion on force ma­jeure in your law sys­tem? Force ma­jeure is reg­u­lated un­der Art­icle 45 of the Chilean Civil Code. 2. If so, what is the text of the force ma­jeure clause in your civil...
Law and reg­u­la­tion of Cov­id-19 loan morator­i­ums in Chile
1. De­scrip­tion of the le­gis­la­tion 1.1 Is there a morator­i­um on loans le­gis­la­tion im­ple­men­ted in your jur­is­dic­tion? No. 1.2 If no: Are there any on­go­ing dis­cus­sions re­gard­ing a po­ten­tial in­tro­duc­tion...
Man­aging the chal­lenges of the post COV­ID work­place
Few can deny the im­pact that the COV­ID-19 pan­dem­ic has had and is hav­ing on the way people work since the glob­al es­cal­a­tion of the COV­ID-19 pan­dem­ic in March 2020. "We have seen massive changes take place...
Sta­bil­isa­tion and re­struc­tur­ing law in Chile
COV­ID-19 epi­dem­ic ar­rived in Chile in the last days of Feb­ru­ary. As of this date, re­ports in­formed that ap­prox­im­ately 30,000 people are in­fec­ted and 320 people have died due to this vir­us. Since March...
Treaty claims for can­celled or mod­i­fied in­fra­struc­ture pro­jects in the...
A re­cent IC­SID tribunal has denied an in­vestor’s claim con­cern­ing the de­vel­op­ment of an air­port pro­ject in Latvia. The in­vestor was un­able to pro­ceed with the con­struc­tion of its pro­ject due to nu­mer­ous...
An­ti­trust law and le­gis­la­tion in Chile dur­ing Cov­id-19
1. In­tro­duc­tion Since the first case of Cov­id-19 was de­tec­ted in Chile in March 2020, the Chilean gov­ern­ment has de­creed a series of san­it­ary and eco­nom­ic meas­ures aimed at fight­ing the ef­fects of the...
Build­ing law and reg­u­la­tion in Chile dur­ing Cov­id-19
1. Is there con­struc­tion-rel­ev­ant COV­ID-19 reg­u­la­tion? Chilean le­gis­la­tion does not reg­u­late or sys­tem­at­ize con­struc­tion con­tracts. There­fore, there is no new reg­u­la­tion in this re­gard. 2. Sub­sidies...
Leg­al guide for com­pany dir­ect­ors and CEOs in Chile
BREAK­ING: Coronavir­us (COV­ID-19) con­sid­er­a­tions for dir­ect­ors 1. What are the key is­sues for dir­ect­ors dur­ing the COV­ID-19 crisis? Pur­su­ant to the Chilean Law on Cor­por­a­tions No. 18,046 (the “Law...
Cov­id-19 pro­ced­ur­al dead­lines for in­tel­lec­tu­al prop­erty law in Chile
Court Hear­ings, ju­di­cial ac­tions and dead­lines may be sus­pen­ded as of March 27, 2020 un­til after the end of the state of cata­strophe (June 19, 2020). No auto­mat­ic ex­ten­sion of dead­lines.Tasks that can...
5. Are there any spe­cif­ic meas­ures man­dated for com­pan­ies con­tinu­ing to op­er­ate or re­sum­ing op­er­a­tions dur­ing the pan­dem­ic, con­cern­ing ex­pos­ure to staff, busi­ness part­ners and/or the gen­er­al pub­lic?...