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HELPING YOU HANDLE COVID-19/CORONAVIRUS

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The Covid-19/Coronavirus pandemic crisis has acquired an unprecedented magnitude, affecting every aspect of our lives and activities. Any legal questions raised must be resolved quickly and the solutions adopted must provide individuals and businesses the security they need.

Our firm is dedicating the full array of its professionals' expertise to providing the best solutions to all these questions.

The current situation raises countless questions. What are the conditions of the partial activity regime and what measures should be taken with regard to employees? How can an entrepreneur pay his suppliers or the rent on his business premises if his customers can no longer come to receive their purchases? Can a company gather its partners online without the risk of being disputed? How can a business use or preserve its liquid assets when the company's activities have been suspended? Under what conditions can a company benefit from a deferral of taxes and charges? How will proceedings and litigation initiated before or during the crisis evolve?

Our entire legal, social and tax system is strained. Known mechanisms ranging from force majeure to the application of pre-existing contractual clauses are the first to be evoked. Various emergency provisions will then be urgently adopted, the meaning and scope of which one must understand in order to benefit from their protective measures. Everyone must adapt to a constantly changing legal environment on a daily basis.

This page gives you full access to the various contents (articles, videos and other information) created by the firm's lawyers to respond to the crisis and the legal questions it raises. We have classified this content so as to respond to your questions and your needs as quickly as possible. We are and will of course remain fully available to respond to your requests.

Discover all our analyses regarding the coronavirus epidemic for each area of law below.

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Exceptional measures
An overview of the legal measures adopted
Employment Law
Coronavirus (covid-19) consequences in Employment Law
Real estate and leases
Our perspectives
Contracts
Your questions/our answers
Corporate Law
Coronavirus (covid-19) consequences on Corporate Law
Tax
YOUR QUESTIONS/OUR REPLIES REGARDING THE IMPACT OF COVID-19
Financing and restructuring
Coronavirus (covid-19) consequences on Financing and restructuring
Dispute resolution
Coronavirus (covid-19) consequences on Dispute resolution
Public action and regulation
The significance, your questions, our replies to the impact of Covid-19
International aspects
Taking into account the epidemic outside France

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31/05/2022
Phas­ing-out of the Tem­por­ary Frame­work on State aid linked to the COV­ID-19...
On 19 March 2020, the European Com­mis­sion ad­op­ted the Tem­por­ary Frame­work on State aid meas­ures to sup­port the eco­nomy in the cur­rent con­text of the COV­ID-19 out­break ("Tem­por­ary Frame­work"). The Tem­por­ary...
24/11/2021
The European Com­mis­sion pro­longs the State aid Tem­por­ary Frame­work un­til...
The European Com­mis­sion has de­cided to pro­long the State aid Tem­por­ary Frame­work un­til 30 June 2022. The amend­ment, aside from the tem­por­al ex­ten­sion, aims to in­crease the thresholds of cer­tain cat­egor­ies...
10/11/2021
COV­ID and ViCo: The End?
En­larged Board of Ap­peal de­cision G1/21 Back­ground Fol­low­ing an EPO press re­lease on 16 Ju­ly 2021, the En­larged Board of Ap­peal’s (EBA) de­cision on video­con­fer­en­cing (ViCo) was re­leased last week. We...
12/10/2021
Leg­al guide for com­pany dir­ect­ors and CEOs in France
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...
04/10/2021
COV­ID-19: European Com­mis­sion opens con­sulta­tion on ex­tend­ing State aid...
In­tro­duc­tion to an amended Tem­por­ary Frame­work The European Com­mis­sion launched a con­sulta­tion pro­cess on 30 Septem­ber 2021, send­ing a pro­pos­al to Mem­ber States on a sixth draft amend­ment to the Tem­por­ary...
22/09/2021
Re­cap­it­al­isa­tion of Air France: Vuel­ing in first place for the al­loc­a­tion...
On 20 Septem­ber 2021, the European Com­mis­sion ap­proved the al­loc­a­tion to Vuel­ing of 18 daily slots at Par­is-Orly air­port fol­low­ing a se­lec­tion pro­ced­ure over the sum­mer. This meas­ure is part of the re­cap­it­al­isa­tion...
03/09/2021
COV­ID-19: Com­mis­sion ap­proves Span­ish aid to com­pensate Air Nos­trum's dam­age
On 23 Ju­ly 2021, the European Com­mis­sion ap­proved Span­ish aid of EUR 9 mil­lion to com­pensate Air Nos­trum for the dam­age suffered as a res­ult of the COV­ID-19 pan­dem­ic on the basis of Art­icle 107(2)(b)...
15/07/2021
COV­ID-19: The European Com­mis­sion ap­proves a fifth aid to Al­it­alia
On 2 Ju­ly 2021, the European Com­mis­sion au­thor­ised Itali­an aid of EUR 39.7 mil­lion for Al­it­alia. This aid meas­ure is in­ten­ded to com­pensate Al­it­alia for the dam­age suffered on cer­tain routes caused by...
02/07/2021
European Com­mis­sion au­thor­ises re­cap­it­al­isa­tion meas­ure in fa­vour of Air...
The European Com­mis­sion has ap­proved a re­cap­it­al­isa­tion meas­ure of EUR 4.8 mil­lion in fa­vour of Air Bel­gi­um as com­pens­a­tion for the dam­age suffered by the air­line dur­ing the peri­od from 14 March to 30...
30/06/2021
The European Com­mis­sion in­vests EUR 14.7 bil­lion to ac­cel­er­ate eco­lo­gic­al...
The European Com­mis­sion has ad­op­ted its main work pro­gram for the “Ho­ri­zon Europe” pro­gram, with a budget of EUR 100 bil­lion for the peri­od 2021-2027. It provides for in­vest­ments for re­search and...
01/06/2021
COV­ID-19: EU Gen­er­al Court up­holds Ry­anair’s ap­peals against aid to KLM...
On 19 May 2021, in its judg­ments T-643/20 and T-465/20, the Gen­er­al Court of the European Uni­on an­nulled two de­cisions of the European Com­mis­sion au­thor­ising State aid in fa­vour of the air­lines KLM and...
01/06/2021
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...