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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Legal and commercial implications

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The impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19) is having a significant impact on every aspect of our lives. Officially declared as a pandemic by the World Health Organisation in March 2020, everyone’s primary concern is to minimise the spread of the virus, to mitigate its effects and to protect those most vulnerable in society.

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. 

The following insights bring together perspectives on the legal and commercial issues affecting businesses across the globe.


CMS Ex­pert Guide to COV­ID-19 Im­pact on Lease Agree­ments
01 Apr 20
Guid­ance on Tem­por­ary Meas­ures for AGMs – an up­date for UK pub­lic...
Fur­ther to the UK Gov­ern­ment’s en­act­ment of le­gis­la­tion on 23 March 2020 re­quir­ing all non-key per­son­nel to “stay at home” (the “Stay At Home Meas­ures”), The Chartered Gov­ernance In­sti­tute,...
31 March 2020
COV­ID-19's im­pact on dead­lines and pro­ced­ur­al timetables...
01 Apr 20
D&O in­sur­ance: changes to UK In­solv­ency Law in re­sponse to COV­ID-19
On Sat­urday (28 March 2020) the UK Gov­ern­ment an­nounced cer­tain changes to in­solv­ency laws in re­sponse to COV­ID-19, in­ten­ded to help com­pan­ies and dir­ect­ors. There are two as­pects to the changes:...
CMS Ex­pert Guide to Com­pet­i­tion Law Dur­ing Coronavir­us...