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United States: North America: COVID-19 and courts – Are we ready for the new...

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The US legal system is not virtual. As the Supreme Court has stated, the right to in-person confrontation has "a lineage that traces back to the beginnings of Western legal culture." Reminders of the importance of physical presence in the courtroom are everywhere: the Constitution guarantees the right to trial by jury, the Supreme Court has held that there is a qualified First Amendment right to attend court proceedings, and out-of-court statements are generally inadmissible. These are only a few examples. But what happens when these important rights collide with equally important public health considerations? Are virtual solutions legally permissible/technically possible/strategically desirable? Will today's temporary work-arounds become tomorrow's best practices? Is remote litigation the wave of the future? What risks and opportunities does it present?

Italy: Extraordinary measures to minimize the impact of COVID-19 on tax litigation activities

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The first package of tax measures for supporting the Italian economy in the context of the COVID-19 outbreak has finally been approved. Indeed, Law Decree No. 18 17 March 2020 ("Cura Italia Decree") was converted into Law No. 27 on 29 April 2020, with some amendments with respect to the prior version, which are highlighted in 'bold.'

Sweden and EU: Competition law, public procurement, and state aid in the wake of...

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On Tuesday 5 May, the EU & Competition team of the Stockholm office sent out a newsletter regarding some of the most important Swedish changes and initiatives taken within the areas of competition law, public procurement and state aid in the wake of Covid-19.

COVID-19: United Kingdom: Preparing for the return to work: what UK employers should be...

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In brief While the UK remains in lockdown until at least 7 May 2020, now is the time for employers to consider what happens next:...

United Kingdom: COVID-19 and consumer law issues – refunds and cancellations

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In brief The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has published guidance focusing on compliance with consumer protection legislation when responding to consumer requests for refunds...

Australia: Legal guide to public contracting in light of COVID-19 pandemic

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In brief Government procurement legislation exists for the Australian Commonwealth government, state and territory governments, and local governments. Procurement at each level of government will...

Vietnam: Legal guide to public contracting in light of COVID-19 pandemic

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Due to the spread of COVID-19, the prime minister in Directive No. 11/CT-TTg dated 4 March 2020 identified public investment as a fulcrum for economic growth and, in addition, an increase in public spending with a focus on the greater disbursement of public investment is a key measure to help Vietnam's economy recover in the post-pandemic period.

Global: The Reopening Playbook: Guidance for Multinational Employers

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Across the globe, governments are taking steps to gradually reduce lockdown measures and re-open their economies, while keeping a close eye on the spread...

Global: COVID-19 Checklist for IMT Companies

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As the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread across the world, the challenges for companies operating in the industrials, manufacturing & transportation (IMT)...

US: The Reopening Playbook – What US Employers Should be Thinking About Right Now...

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This webinar recording covers government orders, creating a timeline, workplace safety and prevention strategies, testing and health screening, labor agreements, workforce communication, managing employee...
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