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