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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.


Legal guide for company directors and CEOs in Chile
ESG obligation for Directors and CEOs 1. Do existing directors’ duties contain obligations that apply to matters that could be categorised as an ESG con­sid­er­a­tion, e.g. the environment, employee...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
In­ter­na­tion­al Law in times of crisis: COVID-19 and Foreign Investments
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to unravel without regard to national borders, countries around the world are faced with both public health and economic issues on a scale not previously seen. In this...