Home / Insight / Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Go to International

The coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) is having a significant impact on every aspect of our lives in Ukraine and in other countries. 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.

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.

COVID-19 update for the week: employment, tax and data protection matters in Ukraine

This webinar from CMS (Ukraine) provides a useful update on employment, tax and data protection matters in Ukraine in relation to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Coronavirus (COVID-19) webinar – key aspects of employment, commercial and banking matters

This webinar from CMS (Ukraine) looks at the impact of the coronavirus outbreak on business relationships and employers’ duties to staff, including practical steps that businesses can take to reduce disruptions. 

The CMS team including partners Olga Belyakova and Ihor Olekhov, senior associate Natalia Nakonechna and associate Mykola Heletiy provide updates on the most frequent questions with regard to the situation including:

  • how employers can deal with the virus inside their company (including mandatory medical examinations, bans on trips abroad, monitoring the geography of the employee’s business and private trips, ‘quarantine in schools’ matters for employees with kids)
  • what businesses could do to address the risks of the coronavirus outbreak (contract matters, non-performance of contracts, liability for damages, early termination due to force majeure circumstances, insurance matters etc.)
  • banking matters that may arise and useful methods to mitigate potential risks and losses

Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Ukraine

As the situation and content continues to evolve within and outside Ukraine, please visit Law-Now to sign up for the latest real-time updates from our Law-Now service.

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

Corporate, Tax, Banking & Finance

Ukraine passes a range of measures in response to the coronavirus crisis


Ukraine amends requirements for general shareholder meetings and disclosures due to COVID-19

Dispute Resolution, Legislation, Corporate

Ukrainian judiciary continues flexible operations during quarantine

Explore more

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Webinars


In­vest­ing and Do­ing Busi­ness in Ukraine 2022
Com­piled with the be­ne­fit of the ex­per­i­ence of part­ners at CMS Camer­on McK­enna Nabarro Olswang Ukraine, this ex­tens­ive guide cov­ers over 25 sec­tors and in­dus­tries and key im­pacts of the war on busi­ness in Ukraine.
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...
In­vest­ing and Do­ing Busi­ness in Ukraine 2021 Guide
A guide cov­er­ing over 25 sec­tors and in­dus­tries
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...
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...
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...
Vac­cine com­pens­a­tion re­gimes in Ukraine
1. Are COV­ID-19 vac­cin­a­tions ob­lig­at­ory in your jur­is­dic­tion? Are you ex­pect­ing any le­gis­lat­ive changes to en­able man­dat­ory vac­cines for all or cer­tain people (e.g. health­care pro­fes­sion­als, pub­lic ser­vants...
Ukraine: The Pan­dem­ic’s Im­pact on Per­son­al Data Pro­tec­tion – What Reg­u­la­tions...
Pub­lished on ceeleg­al­mat­ters.comThe COV­ID-19 pan­dem­ic has triggered sub­stan­tial so­cial changes and a seem­ingly nev­er-end­ing roller­coast­er of le­gis­lat­ive amend­ments and re-ad­op­tions. Both so­cial and le­gis­lat­ive changes oc­curred in the Em­ploy­ment Sec­tor, in­ev­it­ably in­clud­ing the sphere of Per­son­al Data Pro­tec­tion (PDP).
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...
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...