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The Coronavirus (COVID-19) is having a significant impact on every aspect of our lives in China and other countries across the world. In order to limit the spreading of the virus, to ensure stable employment relationships and help companies to overcome difficulties, China State and local governments continuously issue a series of preferential policies and public notices.

CMS, China has been closely following up the situation in China and providing timely updates to our clients since the beginning of the Coronavirus outbreak. We have put together the following insights on the legal and commercial issues affecting businesses, providing practical advice on how to respond in a time of crisis.

Publications relating to COVID-19

CMS Expert Guide to Competition Law During Coronavirus Crisis March, 2020

CMS Expert Guide to Force Majeure, Content for China March, 2020

CMS Expert Guide to COVID-19 Tax Relief Measures, Content for China March, 2020

Coronavirus - Key Considerations for Employers in Asia Pacific March 20, 2020

New Preferential Policies from the Chinese Government on Foreign-Invested Enterprises to mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 Pneumonia February 13, 2020

Coronavirus Outbreak: Follow-up updated policies on companies’ HR management February 12, 2020

Coronavirus Outbreak: What can companies do in HR management during the epidemic period? February 7, 2020

Coronavirus Outbreak: Follow-up updated policies on the treatment of employees February 5, 2020

Does the Coronavirus Outbreak constitute Force Majeure? February 3, 2020

Coronavirus Outbreak: What should companies do when employees are back to work? January 31, 2020

Coronavirus Outbreak: What companies shall do with employees’ holidays? January 29, 2020

Insights shared on webinars relating to COVID-19

"Legal and Liability Issues Caused by the COVID-19 Outbreak – What to Know and What to Do", by German Chamber on 19 March 2020; Dr. Ulrike Glueck, Jeanette Yu and Michael Munzinger gave speeches on legal, contract issues, preference policies and HR issues; Please find the webinar information and the presentation here.

"Impact of Covid-19 on legal & contracts" by Rotary Club of Shanghai on 25 February 2020; Dr. Ulrike Glueck gave a speech on impact of Covid-19 on legal & contracts; Please find the webinar information and the presentation here.

"Coronavirus Outbreak - HR and Commercial Perspectives to Challenges for Business" by European Union Chamber of Commerce in China on 24 February 2020; Dr. Ulrike Glueck and Jeanette Yu gave speeches on HR and Commercial issues respectively; Please find the webinar information and the presentation here.

"Production, supply chain, logistics - experience sharing on coronavirus outbreak management in German companies" by German Chamber on 17 February 2020; Michael Munzinger gave a speech on impact on contract and operations; Please find the webinar information and the presentation here.

"Responses to the coronavirus - people, productivity and the realities of working from home" by the Economist on 11 February 2020; Dr. Ulrike Glueck and Jeanette Yu gave speeches on legal/compliance issues faced by companies in China as a result of the coronavirus; Please find the webinar information and the presentation here.

CMS team in China together with CMS global experts in over 40 countries will continue monitoring the regulations and policies and will share the updates with you timely.

Please do not hesitate to contact CMS, China via [email protected] should you have any questions.

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