Regulatory

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

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.

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?

Global: Top 10 Op Risks 2020

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Baker McKenzie partnered with Risk.net in its annual ranking of the top operational risks for 2020. The report is based on a survey of...

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.

Saudi Arabia: Proposed Amendments to the CMA Securities Business Regulations and Authorized Persons Regulations...

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The Capital Market Authority (CMA) continues to drive the development of the Saudi capital markets in furtherance of the Saudi Vision 2030's Financial Sector...

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

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ContentsGovernment announcements Timing Workplace safety and prevention strategies Testing and health screening Managing employee concerns about returning to the workplace Workforce communication Litigation...
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