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In brief

Baker McKenzie’s Bogotá Office is pleased to present its Country COVID-19 Client Newsletter. We offer you a brief guide for preventing, facing or solving the foremost complications that the current global pandemic may cause your business ̶  whether that is an outbreak at your offices, with your employees, your service providers or even counterparts.

Should you have any questions regarding the following subjects or any matter, please contact your usual Baker McKenzie contact or any of our practice group/industry group partners. We will be happy to work with you during this time of prevention.

We wish you, your family, and your extended organization continued good health!

Coronavirus Resource Center for clients

Our external website includes a Coronavirus Resource Center for clients. In it you will find materials that will help you understand, prepare and respond quickly to the significant challenges COVID-19 poses:

  • A complete list of COVID-19-related client alerts and webinars by both topic and by region, including Latinamerica.
  • Our Business Continuity Plans for COVID-19, in which we explain how we will be able to deliver uninterrupted service to our clients on the worldwide level.

Colombian State of Emergency

The president of Colombia decreed a State of Emergency on the national territory due to the recent COVID-19 outbreak. He has issued a series of measures to contain its effects on public health and the economy. This chapter will be updated on a daily basis, including the principal measures issued by the national government.

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Some relevant decrees analysis

Here you will find a further analysis of the most relevant decrees.

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Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Government of Colombia has issued several regulations that change important aspects of Colombian tax law. Here you will find a description of the main tax measures taken by the Colombian Government.

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How the President of the Republic has enabled corporate life to continue its dynamics in the middle of the State of Emergency.

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Measures taken during the Colombian State of Emergency within the healthcare Industry.

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Employment and compensation

Here we provide you with a quick guide for employers, addressing some of the most pressing labor issues that have arisen in light of the global COVID-19 outbreak.

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Dispute Resolution & International Arbitration – Supply Chain

Here we outline how the outcome of the pandemic has translated into events whereby attempts to cure a breach may lead to litigation or arbitration and a force majeure defense. We also describe the most recent measures issued by the justice administration entities.

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An analysis of how the Colombian insolvency regime allows to face the possible consequences of COVID-19.

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Banking and Finance

Learn about the financial measures ordered by the National Government in financial and public finance matters.

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Click here to access the Spanish version.

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