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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 Slovenia 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 Slovenia

The following insights bring together perspectives on the legal and commercial issues affecting businesses across the globe – with a particular focus on Slovenia. 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.

Slovenia 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.  

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The Road to the (Autonom­ous) Fu­ture
It is no longer pos­sible to dis­cuss the fu­ture of trans­port without the ques­tion of autono­ma­tion be­ing raised. The ques­tion of ‘how long’ un­til Autonom­ous Vehicle (AV) de­ploy­ment be­comes a real­ity...
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?
En­larged Board of Ap­peal de­cision G1/21 Back­ground Fol­low­ing an EPO press re­lease on 16 Ju­ly 2021, the En­larged Board of Ap­peal’s (EBA) de­cision on video­con­fer­en­cing (ViCo) was re­leased last week. We...
Epis­ode #1: Med­ic­al Devices
In the first epis­ode, we ad­dress the is­sues ly­ing at the heart of Med­ic­al Devices in­dustry.Our guest speak­er is Matej Ven­gust, founder and CEO of a high-tech start-up Nervtech™, which is tap­ping in­to the fast-grow­ing med­ic­al devices mar­ket. He is joined by Robert Kordić, as­so­ci­ate at CMS Slov­e­nia, who has sub­stan­tial ex­per­i­ence and leg­al ex­pert­ise in the life sci­ences, in­tel­lec­tu­al prop­erty, and li­cens­ing. To­geth­er they of­fer the best pos­sible blend of ex­pert­ise from the med­ic­al devices sec­tor.In half an hour of mod­er­ated dis­cus­sion, the epis­ode of­fers valu­able in­sights on the com­plex is­sues cur­rently driv­ing the med­ic­al devices sec­tor. Be­low you can watch the video of the epis­ode, listen to the pod­cast or read the tran­script!
CMS series: At centre stage
Each of our video/pod­cast series “At centre stage” presents themed con­tent ded­ic­ated to pro­fes­sion­als, leg­al ad­visors op­er­at­ing in a se­lec­ted sec­tor, and all stake­hold­ers who need to un­der­stand the forces driv­ing that sec­tor – es­pe­cially emer­ging sec­tors. In the fast-chan­ging eco­nomy the best way to un­der­stand where com­pan­ies are headed is to talk with the com­pan­ies them­selves. We will re­veal the obstacles they face, how they en­vis­age the fu­ture of their in­dustry, and how they avoid any leg­al traps they might en­counter while pur­su­ing their busi­ness goals.So, from start-ups to big mar­ket play­ers, we put com­pan­ies “at centre stage” – and spice up the mix by hav­ing a CMS leg­al pro­fes­sion­al join them for a half-hour mod­er­ated dis­cus­sion. We will dig deep in­to the spe­cif­ics of all fu­ture-fa­cing sec­tors.
CMS Em­ploy­ment Snack: Cov­id-19 - Safety at the Work­place
Rising in­fec­tion fig­ures and flat­lining vac­cin­a­tion rates are once again present­ing com­pan­ies with the chal­lenge of mak­ing work­places safe. But what meas­ures can and must be taken now?Our CMS Em­ploy­ment...
Leg­al guide for com­pany dir­ect­ors and CEOs in Slov­e­nia
BREAK­ING: Coronavir­us (COV­ID-19) con­sid­er­a­tions for dir­ect­ors 1. What are the key is­sues for dir­ect­ors dur­ing the COV­ID-19 crisis? HR man­age­mentOne of the ini­tial pri­or­it­ies was pro­tec­tion of the com­pany’s...
COV­ID-19: European Com­mis­sion opens con­sulta­tion on ex­tend­ing State aid...
In­tro­duc­tion to an amended Tem­por­ary Frame­work The European Com­mis­sion launched a con­sulta­tion pro­cess on 30 Septem­ber 2021, send­ing a pro­pos­al to Mem­ber States on a sixth draft amend­ment to the Tem­por­ary...
Re­cap­it­al­isa­tion of Air France: Vuel­ing in first place for the al­loc­a­tion...
On 20 Septem­ber 2021, the European Com­mis­sion ap­proved the al­loc­a­tion to Vuel­ing of 18 daily slots at Par­is-Orly air­port fol­low­ing a se­lec­tion pro­ced­ure over the sum­mer. This meas­ure is part of the re­cap­it­al­isa­tion...
COV­ID-19: Com­mis­sion ap­proves Span­ish aid to com­pensate Air Nos­trum's dam­age
On 23 Ju­ly 2021, the European Com­mis­sion ap­proved Span­ish aid of EUR 9 mil­lion to com­pensate Air Nos­trum for the dam­age suffered as a res­ult of the COV­ID-19 pan­dem­ic on the basis of Art­icle 107(2)(b)...
Slov­e­nia: Com­mer­cial Leases in the Grip of the COV­ID-19 Epi­dem­ic
Pub­lished on ceeleg­al­mat­ters.comThe COV­ID-19 epi­dem­ic and con­sequent re­strict­ive meas­ures strongly af­fected Slov­e­nia’s eco­nomy, in­clud­ing the coun­try’s rent­al mar­ket. The COV­ID-19 epi­dem­ic im­pacted all com­mer­cial leases, with tour­ism, hos­pit­al­ity, and to an ex­tent re­tail among the sec­tors suf­fer­ing most. Com­mer­cial prop­er­ties with strong ten­ants such as IT & Life Sci­ence com­pan­ies and pub­lic sec­tor en­tit­ies proved to be much more re­si­li­ent than com­mer­cial prop­er­ties de­pend­ent on ten­ants from dis­tressed sec­tors.
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...