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COVID-19: The new normal?

Legal and commercial implications

COVID-19 is progressing at different intensities in different parts of the world. However, in a number of markets we are now starting to win the battle against the virus and businesses are planning their return to normal.

But what will the ‘new normal’ look like? No one knows. 

The emergence from the pandemic will take different routes in various countries and regions. Business sectors will be opening up in different ways and at differing speeds.

On this Insight page, you will find perspectives on the legal and commercial issues affecting businesses across the globe during the current COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic as well as the post-pandemic period, the 'new normal'.

Please contact any of the partners listed on these pages for more information about the support CMS can provide. Our local CMS offices have also created specialised Insight pages about COVID-19 in their respective jurisdictions

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Contacts

Joachim Kaetzler
Dr. Joachim Kaetzler
Frankfurt
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Aukje Haan
Commercial
Utrecht
Dirk Loycke
Dirk Loycke
Stuttgart
Michael Bauer
Dr. Michael Bauer
Competition & EU
Brussels - EU Law Office
Katie Nagy de Nagytbaczon
Katie Nagy De Nagybaczon
Consumer Products
London
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Mark Ziekman
Consumer Products
Amsterdam
Stefan Brunnschweiler
Stefan Brunnschweiler, LL.M.
Corporate / M&A
Zurich
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Dr. Zsolt Okányi
Dispute Resolution
Budapest
Froger-Michon Caroline
Caroline Froger-Michon
Employment & Pensions
Paris
Christopher Jordan
Dr. Christopher Jordan
Employment & Pensions
Cologne
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Munir Hassan
Energy & Climate Change
London
Amanda Howard
Amanda Howard
Funds
London
Thomas Page
Thomas Page
Hotels & Leisure
London
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Paul Smith
Infrastructure & Projects
London
Alex Denslow
Alex Denslow
Insurance
London
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Bas Baks
Insurance
Utrecht
Carsten Menebröcker
Dr. Carsten Menebröcker, LL.M. (NYU)
Cologne
Tom Scourfield
Tom Scourfield
Intellectual Property
London
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Nick Beckett
Life Sciences & Healthcare
Beijing
Dr. Jens Wagner
Hamburg
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Bernt Elsner
Public Procurement
Vienna
Andreas Otto
Dr. Andreas Otto
Berlin
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Arnout Scholten
Real Estate & Construction
Amsterdam
Marie Scott
Marie Scott
Real Estate & Construction
London
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Stéphane Gelin
Tax
Paris
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Chris Watson
TMC - Technology, Media & Communications
London
Sandra Rafferty
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