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The Coronavirus (COVID-19) is having a significant impact on every aspect of our lives.  On 17 March 2020, the Luxembourg government has declared a three-month duration of state of emergency for Luxembourg 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 legal and technical expertise of our lawyers allows us to offer you a global approach to your problems related to Coronavirus (Covid-19). The insights in the feed below brings together perspectives on the legal and commercial issues affecting businesses across the globe.

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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 Luxembourg
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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?
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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...
COVID-19: European Commission authorises fourth Italian aid to Alitalia
On 12 May 2021, the European Commission authorised a fourth Italian aid measure of EUR 12.835 million in favour of Alitalia as compensation for the damage suffered as a result of the pandemic due to the...