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Global: Falling Angels: The Effects of the COVID-19 Crisis on Corporate Ratings

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In the wake of the COVID-19 crisis, organizations of all types are enacting measures to preserve liquidity, reduce costs and plan for the potentially...

South Africa: COVID-19 – South African regulations, legal developments and relief schemes

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In brief Countries around the globe are facing unprecedented and rapid change due COVID-19. South Africa is no exception, with the government introducing various relief...

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

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To face the extraordinary emergency situation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the head of the Civil Protection Department issued Ordinances No. 630 of 3 February 2020 and No. 639 of 25 February 2020, introducing a discipline that overall derogates from the ordinary procurement discipline pursuant to the Italian Public Procurement Code (Leg. Decree No. 50/2016).Subsequently, Law Decree No. 18/2020 of 23 March 2020 ("Cura Italia Decree"), converted into Law No. 27/2020 of 24 April 2020, setting out measures to strengthen the National Health Service and provide economic support for households, workers and firms in connection with the COVID-19 emergency, has introduced further extraordinary measures in the area of public procurement.

South Africa: Guidelines to monitor and manage employees with symptoms of COVID-19 and related...

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In brief Employers in South Africa resuming business operations under Level four of the government mandated lock-down should take heed of the Department of Health Guidelines...

Mexico: COVID-19 – Foreign trained healthcare professionals

Publication of an Executive Order establishing the specifications for hiring professional healthcare personnel and foreign-trained healthcare professionals.

Global: May 2020 International Trade Compliance Update

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Read publicationWelcome to the May 2020 edition of Baker McKenzie's International Trade Compliance Update.This issue's highlights:WTO: Covid-19 trade related matters, 19 Members come...

EU: Employee Benefits within the Financial Services Industry: Balancing COVID-19 Relief with EU Remuneration...

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During the current pandemic crisis many companies within the Financial Services Industry (FSI) are struggling to balance the various countries’ COVID-19 relief measures with...

Global: Force Majeure Tracker

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This guide has been prepared to address the substantial business and operational disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Given the unexpected nature of the...

Global: COVID-19 Checklist for Financial Institutions

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In addition to the human tragedy, COVID-19 challenges the financial sector's operating and business models and engages a wide range of law and regulation....

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

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Due to the unusual and uncertain times we are currently living in, several public procurement authorities have published guidance during the COVID-19 crisis. The guidance addresses specific requirements for accelerating the standard procedures, direct awards and other options available to contracting authorities
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