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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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05 May 2021
COV­ID-19: The Gen­er­al Court of the EU dis­misses Ry­anair's ap­peals against...
On 14 April 2021, the Gen­er­al Court of the EU, seized by sev­er­al an­nul­ment ac­tions brought by Ry­anair, con­sidered that the guar­an­tees giv­en by Fin­land to Fin­nair (Case T-388/20) and the guar­an­tees giv­en...
22 April 2021
COV­ID-19: the European Com­mis­sion au­thor­izes the third Itali­an aid to Al­it­alia...
On 26 March 2021, the Com­mis­sion au­thor­ized a third Itali­an aid of 24.7 mil­lion EUR in fa­vour of Al­it­alia as com­pens­a­tion for the dam­age suffered as a res­ult of the pan­dem­ic due to the re­stric­tions im­posed...
14 April 2021
COV­ID-19: European Com­mis­sion ap­proves Finnish aid for Finavia
On 17 March 2021, the Com­mis­sion ap­proved a Finnish scheme to sup­port air­port op­er­at­or “Finavia” in the con­text of the coronavir­us crisis. Like many oth­er air­port op­er­at­ors, Finavia suffered a sig­ni­fic­ant...
16 March 2021
COV­ID-19: the European Com­mis­sion ap­proves aid for Riga, Florence and Pisa...
At the be­gin­ning of March, the European Com­mis­sion ap­proved two aid meas­ures to sup­port Riga, Florence and Pisa air­ports, severely af­fected by the COV­ID-19 pan­dem­ic. On 2 March, the Com­mis­sion ap­proved...
24 February 2021
COV­ID and ViCo: EPO re­fer­ral to the En­larged Board of Ap­peal
In the last year, the COV­ID-19 pan­dem­ic has res­ul­ted in a large pro­por­tion of the leg­al sec­tor trans­ition­ing to a ‘work from home’ ar­range­ment, with meet­ings tak­ing place re­motely. Non-es­sen­tial travel...
03 February 2021
Ex­ten­sion of the Tem­por­ary Frame­work on state aid and COV­ID-19
The Tem­por­ary Frame­work ad­op­ted by the European Com­mis­sion in March 2020 is based on Art­icle 107(3)(b) TFEU  to rem­edy a ser­i­ous dis­turb­ance across the EU eco­nomy. Only com­pan­ies that en­countered dif­fi­culties...
07 December 2020
End of European Com­mis­sion in-depth in­vest­ig­a­tion in­to Span­ish aid to Air...
On 17 Novem­ber 2020, the European Com­mis­sion de­cided to close its in-depth in­vest­ig­a­tion in­to a Span­ish aid in fa­vour of the re­gion­al air­line Air Nos­trum. The air­line has in fact de­cided to re­nounce this...
26 November 2020
COV­ID-19: European Com­mis­sion ap­proves EUR 22.2 mil­lion Cyp­ri­ot loan in...
By its de­cision of 18 Novem­ber 2020, the European Com­mis­sion ap­proved a Cyp­ri­ot aid scheme with a budget of EUR 22.2 mil­lion in fa­vour of Her­mes Air­ports Lim­ited, the op­er­at­or of Larnaka and Pa­fos in­ter­na­tion­al...
24 November 2020
Single European Sky Per­form­ance Re­port 2019
On 29 Oc­to­ber 2020, the Single European Sky's per­form­ance re­view body pub­lished its re­port for 2019. This re­port also of­fers an in-depth over­view of the per­form­ance of air ser­vice pro­viders in the European...
18 November 2020
COV­ID-19: European Com­mis­sion ex­tends cer­tain sup­port meas­ures for the...
In May 2020, the Com­mis­sion ad­op­ted a series of meas­ures amend­ing cer­tain con­di­tions of the Reg­u­la­tion No. 1008/2008 on com­mon rules for the op­er­a­tion of air ser­vices in the Com­munity and of the Dir­ect­ive...
30/10/2020
New lock­down in France: how can HR deal with it?
Last Wed­nes­day, French Pres­id­ent Mac­ron an­nounced the lock­down of the en­tire coun­try as of Oc­to­ber 30th for a dur­a­tion of 4 weeks min­im­um. The pur­pose of this meas­ure is clear: we need to fight against...
04/01/2021
Cov­id-19 in Africa
The Cov­id-19 pan­dem­ic crisis is of un­pre­ced­en­ted mag­nitude and af­fects all as­pects of our life and activ­it­ies. Many reg­u­lat­ory, leg­al, tax and em­ploy­ment ques­tions are be­ing raised in Africa too.As you...