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2020 Virtual Global Trade Conference

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Welcome to our first Virtual Global Trade Conference, a virtual offering for all our clients and friends worldwide. Baker McKenzie's international trade compliance lawyers...

Hong Kong: Doing Business in Hong Kong 2020

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Read publicationThis Doing Business Guide to Hong Kong summarizes the requirements for the establishment and maintenance of a Hong Kong company and a branch...

A Global Guide to Take-Private Transactions

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Recent falls in equity markets mean that many listed companies may appear attractively priced, for a period at least. With significant levels of dry...

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

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As a result of the extraordinary situation resulting from the spread of COVID-19 in Switzerland, the Executive Board of the Federal Procurement Conference (FPC) has issued recommendations for the public procurement of goods and services and contractual matters during the current COVID-19 crisis. The main goal is to mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on the Swiss economy from a public procurement perspective.The recommendations are valid during the exceptional situation as defined in the COVID-19-Ordinance 2 on measures to combat the coronavirus (SR 818.101.24) and for six months after the end of the exceptional situation.However, owing to federalism, procurement law is not uniform. The recommendations of the FPC are not legally binding and, thus, the cantons may deviate from them.

France: COVID-19 – Plan to relax the lockdown – How should companies organise themselves?

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On 28 April 2020, the Prime Minister gave an outline of the plan to gradually relax the lockdown from 11 May onwards. On 3 May 2020, the Ministry of Labour published a National Deconfinement Plan for companies to ensure the health and safety of employees, link here. Companies which have not already done so must take steps to adapt working conditions to these new recommendations.

Morocco: Africa labor and employment overview – COVID-19 Q&A guide

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In collaboration with Casablanca Finance City, Baker McKenzie Casablanca team published a special edition of "Africa Insights" series as a practical guide for employers in Africa.

South Africa: Dismissing an employee during the COVID-19 lockdown

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In brief Johan Botes, Partner, Julia Olley and Kirsty Gibson, from the  Employment and Compensation Practice Group in Johannesburg, discuss the importance of effectively managing...

Myanmar: The COVID-19 Economic Relief Plan

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In brief In an effort to meet the current exigencies faced by Myanmar as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Myanmar Government had, on...

Germany: COVID-19 Corporate Legal Guideline

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We will provide you with regular updates on all relevant legal developments regarding the Coronavirus disease in Germany. Please find on the link below...

Indonesia: FAQs: Large Scale Social Restriction Measures-Guidelines for Supply Chain

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In brief Under Reg 9, PSBB is defined as restriction of certain activities of citizens in an area that is suspected of being infected with...
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