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Legal Implications of the Coronavirus

17 March 2020

The viral disease, which has been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organisation, poses numerous legal questions: Do supply chain delays, manufacturing disruptions and lockdowns qualify as force majeure? Is suspension of works under construction contracts justified? Which measures must employers take to protect their employees? Which rules apply to business trips and compensation claims? What kind of redress is available if events are cancelled and quarantines imposed? Is the virus a material adverse change according to share purchase agreements? Is your business entitled to state aid?

Our specialists for construction, employment, administrative law, events and corporate & commercial are currently assisting clients on these matters. We design risk mitigation plans, advise on crisis management and emergency measures and support our clients in contract disputes and administrative and court proceedings.

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