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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
Your questions/our answers
Corporate Law
Coronavirus (covid-19) consequences on Corporate Law
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


Phasing-out of the Temporary Framework on State aid linked to the COVID-19...
On 12 May 2022, the Commission announced the phasing-out of the Temporary Framework for State aid measures to support the economy in the current context of the COVID-19 outbreak
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...
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...
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...
COVID-19: European Commission opens consultation on extending State aid...
On 30 September 2021, the European Commission launched a consultation process on a sixth draft amendment to the State aid Temporary Framework. Its main purpose is to extend the Temporary Framework to...
Recapitalisation of Air France: Vueling in first place for the allocation...
The European Commission has approved the allocation to Vueling of 18 daily slots at Paris-Orly airport as part of the French State's recapitalisation of Air France under the Temporary Framework for State...
COVID-19: Commission approves Spanish aid to compensate Air Nostrum's damage
The European Commission approves Spanish aid of EUR 9 million to compensate Air Nostrum for damage suffered due to the COVID-19 pandemic on the basis of Article 107(2)(b) TFEU
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...
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...
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...
COVID-19: EU General Court upholds Ryanair’s appeals against aid to KLM...
On 19 May 2021, the General Court, following Ryanair's appeals, annulled the decisions of the European Commission approving aid in favour of KLM and TAP airlines for lack of reasoning. The Commission...
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...