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March 13, 2020

Recent updates on the coronavirus (COVID-19) from our members around the globe



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COVID-19 is massively impacting businesses across the globe - from employment issues to disruption in the supply chain to contractual obligations, World Law Group member firms share their insights below. As there are new developments daily, be sure to check our updated COVID-19 resources.


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arias, posted march 12, 2020

Costa Rica: Government Relies on Administrative and Personal Actions to Combat COVID-19

Costa Rica, like many other countries around the globe, has experienced the effects of the worldwide outbreak of COVID-19, a respiratory illness caused by a new coronavirus that first originated in Wuhan, China. Read more on actions the government is taking and recommending to combat the spread of the virus.

miller & martin, posted march 11, 2020

United States: Force Majeure and the Coronavirus

The repercussions of the growing concerns over the global coronavirus outbreak are having a material impact on American business.

santamarina y steta, posted march 10, 2020

Mexico: Recent Updates on Coronavirus

As of March 10, 2020, the Mexican Government has not established any formal legal non-tariff barriers, restrictions and/or regulations or any other technical barrier regarding the importation or re-exportation of goods coming from China into Mexico.

arnold & porter, posted march 10, 2020

United States: Addressing Performance Disruptions and Delays Related to COVID-19

Government Contractor's Guide - Addressing Performance Disruptions and Delays Related to COVID-19. Fears of a global pandemic and economic downturn are growing in lockstep with the increasing number of reported COVID-19 cases across the globe. Analyzing the short and long-term impacts of government and corporate responses to the virus, the Arnold & Porter team discusses mitigation strategies.

cms russia, posted march 9, 2020

Russia: High Alert in the Capital Due to Coronavirus

Special measures are introduced in Moscow as of 5 March 2020 due to the threat of spread of the new coronavirus infection.

faegre drinker, posted march 9, 2020

United States: Citing Coronavirus Threat

The staff of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) Division of Investment Management has expanded relief for registered investment company boards from the in-person voting requirements of certain provisions of the Investment Company Act of 1940 in light of the current and potential effects of COVID-19, otherwise known as the coronavirus.

al tamimi & company, posted march 9, 2020

United Arab Emirates: What Should MENA Based Employers Know?

As countries try to deal with the growing COVID-19 crisis, here are some issues that MENA based employers, particularly in the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bahrain and Egypt, should be aware of under their respective labour and employment legislative regimes in dealing with the impact of the outbreak.

Gianni, Origoni, Grippo, Cappelli & Partners, posted march 9, 2020

Italy: COVID-19: Protection of Employees’ Health and Other Impacts on Businesses

The sudden rise in the number Covid-19 (“Coronavirus”) cases in Lombardy and other Italian Regions has prompted the relevant governmental authorities to adopt urgent measures to prevent and limit the spread of the virus, and this is starting to have an impact on the economy.

Castrén & Snellman, posted march 8, 2020

Finland: Coronavirus – Secure Your Business-Critical Issues

As the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak continues to impact global markets, corporate management and shareholders are being forced to prepare for a prolonged epidemic.

Bruchou, Fernández Madero & Lombardi Abogados, posted march 8, 2020

Argentina: Actions Taken to Prevent COVID-19 Infection

In similar but more detailed terms, the Ministry of Education established that students and workers from educational institutions coming back from China, South Korea, Japan, Iran, Italy, Spain, France and Germany, should not attend educational premises and prevent social contact for the time period of 14 (fourteen) days.

bae kim & lee, posted march 8, 2020

South Korea: Managing Compliance Risks Relating to the COVID-19 Epidemic

A summary overview of key legal obligations and risk management steps that multinational companies in Korea need to know.

Alfaro abogados, POSTED MARCH 6, 2020

Argentina: Debt Issues and the Coronavirus

The Ministry of Economy of Argentina appointed the international firm Morrow Sodali as Information Agent of the process of restoration of the sustainability of public debt. Morrow Sodali, considered one of the main suppliers of strategic advice and services for shareholders for corporate clients, will be in charge of identifying public debt holders.

arnold & porter, POSTED MARCH 5, 2020

United States: SEC Issues Exemptive Order Relating to Coronavirus

Recognizing the potential impact of COVID-19 on reporting companies and others, the SEC issued an order that, subject to certain conditions, provides publicly traded companies with an additional 45 days to file certain disclosure reports that would have been due between March 1 and April 30.

taylor wessing, posted march 5, 2020

Germany: Coronavirus – Implications on Agreements

The outbreak of the coronavirus challenges not only the human beings and health care systems but also the economy. Not only companies with Chinese business activities are affected. All other companies can be confronted with problems in the supply chain as well.

chandler mhm, Posted march 5, 2020

Thailand: Thailand: SEC Guidelines on COVID-19 Preventative Measures for Shareholders' Meetings

In response to the growing concerns about the spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (“COVID19”), the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) has issued Guidelines on COVID-19 preventive measures related to annual general shareholders’ meetings.

lane powell, posted march 2, 2020

United States: Legal Considerations for Senior Care and Living Providers in Light of COVID-19

With news that a nursing facility in Kirkland, Washington has multiple confirmed cases of COVID-19, legal compliance is likely at the top of senior care and living providers’ minds. Having a plan to mitigate risk and ensuring compliance with rules and regulations is important during situations such as this.

setterwalls, posted march 2, 2020

Sweden: Is Your Business Suffering from the Consequences of the Coronavirus Outbreak?


Are you in a situation where you are unable to perform under an agreement due to reasons beyond your control? Or is your customer or supplier claiming that they are not able to perform their contractual obligations due to a force majeure event? Now you can take note of our advice in the general checklists we compiled on the links below.



    Members' Corner

         update on upcoming members-only events - post ponements


meet up:  post poned

Latin American Energy and Infrastructure Finance Forum 

March 17, 2020 | Miami Beach, Florida, U.S.A.

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Biennial IBA Latin American Regional Forum Conference

March 25, 2020 | Cartegena, Colombia


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12th Annual Real Estate Investments Conference

March 25, 2020 | Amsterdam, Netherlands

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5th Mergers and Acquisitions in the Technology Sector Conference

March 26, 2020 | Barcelona, Spain  

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