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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 Serbia 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 Serbia

The following insights bring together perspectives on the legal and commercial issues affecting businesses across the globe – with a particular focus on Serbia. As the situation and content continues to evolve, please visit Law-Now to sign up here for the latest real-time updates provided by 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 [email protected]. 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.

Contact us now!

Our specialised CMS teams have published a number of publications on burning issues.

Publications


Corporate/M&A

When an M&A deal is stuck by the pandemic - is MAC clause useful?

Employment

CMS Belgrade hosts a Webinar: Legal challenges in the supply chain from the perspective of contractual relations, Competition Law, Employment Law, Tax and State Aid measures

State aid

Serbia's State aid response to COVID-19

CMS Serbia opens a state aid help desk

Serbian government rolls out EUR 5.1 Billion package of economic measures in fight against COVID-19

CMS Belgrade hosts a Webinar: Legal challenges in the supply chain from the perspective of contractual relations, Competition Law, Employment Law, Tax and State Aid measures

Real Estate

Impact of Serbian state of emergency: lease agreements for office space likely to survive COVID-19

CMS expert guide to COVID-19 impact on lease agreements

Curve for the virus may be flattening in Serbia and Montenegro, but so is the hospitality and leisure market

Dispute resolution

Serbian court system adopts measures in response to COVID-19 pandemic

Effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the functioning of court systems in different jurisdictions

Energy

Are Serbian renewable energy projects in danger due to the state of emergency?

Competition

Working regimes of competition authorities in western balkan countries during COVID-19 outbreak

Multijurisdictional overview of competition law changes during the coronavirus crisis

CMS Expert Guide to State Aid During Coronavirus Crisis

CMS Belgrade hosts a Webinar: Legal challenges in the supply chain from the perspective of contractual relations, Competition Law, Employment Law, Tax and State Aid measures

Banking

Payment standstill introduced by the National Bank of Serbia during the coronavirus state of emergency - what we know so far?

A global overview of coronavirus (COVID-19) related moratorium on corporate and retail loans

Tax

CMS Expert Guide to COVID-19 Tax Relief Measures

CMS Belgrade hosts a Webinar: Legal challenges in the supply chain from the perspective of contractual relations, Competition Law, Employment Law, Tax and State Aid measures

Commercial

CMS Expert Guide to Force Majeure

CMS Belgrade hosts a Webinar: Legal challenges in the supply chain from the perspective of contractual relations, Competition Law, Employment Law, Tax and State Aid measures

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19 May 20
COV­ID-19: European Com­mis­sion’s over­view of State rules and pub­lic...
On 14 May 2020, the European Com­mis­sion pub­lished a work­ing pa­per on the in­ter­pret­a­tion of State aid and pub­lic ser­vice ob­lig­a­tions in the avi­ation sec­tor in the con­text of the COV­ID-19 crisis This...
CMS Ex­pert Guide for Dir­ect­ors of Com­pan­ies
18 May 20
Im­pact of COV­ID-19 on CBD food busi­nesses
The coronavir­us (“COV­ID-19”) pan­dem­ic has driv­en on­line con­sumer shop­ping in the well­being sec­tor in a bid to find products that will pro­tect against, and help man­age the symp­toms of, COV­ID-19. Food...
23/04/2020
CMS Bel­grade hosts a we­bin­ar: Leg­al chal­lenges in the...