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Coronavir­us (COV­ID-19)

Leg­al and commercial im­plic­a­tions

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The coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) is having a significant impact on every aspect of our lives in North Macedonia and across the world. 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.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) in North Macedonia

The following insights bring together perspectives on the legal and commercial issues affecting businesses across the globe – with a particular focus on North Macedonia. As the situation and content continues to evolve, please visit Law-Now to sign up here for the latest real-time updates from our Law-Now service.

COVID-19 Desk

We have set up a COVID-19 Desk for our business partners and clients
The year 2020 has hit us where we are most vulnerable: it threatens our health and safety and the health and safety of the ones we care for. Our joint business community has also been hit very hard.

Serbia and other countries across SEE are tightening their restrictions. We at CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz have reacted to these developments by setting up a COVID-19 Desk. It is being run by lawyers and business developers alike – our so-called Coordinators. These Coordinators can help you face the current situation and prepare for the weeks to come.

You can reach out to the Coordinators of the CMS COVID-19 Desk by sending an e-mail to COVID-19_Desk@cms-rrh.com. Should you need any immediate advice or a professional opinion regarding the unfolding situation, feel free to reach out to them or to your CMS key contact. 

We regularly update our information about the regulations and legal implications of COVID-19.

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CMS Employment Snack
Have you heard about the latest developments in employment law? Modern working environments are leading to unprecedented challenges and the pandemic also conducts frequent and rapid changes to labour law.   In our webinar series CMS Employment Snack – the name says it all – you can find out how to best deal with the numerous employment law issues in appealingly presented and digestible portions. Our employment law experts provide frequent information here on everything you need to be aware of. We not only keep an eye on the legal situation in Austria but also on CEE jurisdictions.  The following episodes of our CMS Employment Snacks are currently available – we hope you enjoy listening: