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The coronavirus, or COVID-19, presents us with completely new challenges. There is significant uncertainty in people, and a need for detailed information about the situation. With the following legal updates we aim to provide specifics about certain legal aspects surrounding the coronavirus, particularly for companies needing quick guidance in this regard.

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coronavirus: updates per legal area

Browse through the topic-specific overview on coronavirus related legal updates which is continuously expanded. To see more specific news, click on the topic titles.

cee overviews

cee legislation trackers

newsletter

27 May 2021

hungary

A.Bognár

cee legislation tracker: hungary

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cee legislation tracker: czech republic

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cee legislation tracker: austria

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banking, finance & capital markets

newsletter

18 December 2020

M.Ebner H.Bellando

European Commission publishes its non-performing loans strategy in response to the COVID-19 crisis

On 16 December 2020 the European Commission (ECOM) presented its strategy to prevent a future build-up of non-performing loans (NPLs).

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newsletter

28 September 2020

austria

M.Ebner U.Rath H.Bellando

Austria: Covid-19: Welche Unterstützungsleistungen der öffentlichen Hand kann ich beantragen?

Die durch die COVID-19 Pandemie verursachten wirtschaftlichen Auswirkungen betreffen eine Vielzahl von Unternehmen. Die Politik hat bereits mehrere Maßnahmen zur Erhaltung der Zahlungsfähigkeit und Überbrückung von Liquiditätsengpässen für die heimische Wirtschaft verlautbart.

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competition law

newsletter

26 November 2020

slovenia

E.Škufca L.Avsenik

Slovenia: Competition Protection Agency investigates potential collusion among four LPG providers

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newsletter

28 September 2020

austria

M.Ebner U.Rath H.Bellando

Austria: Covid-19: Welche Unterstützungsleistungen der öffentlichen Hand kann ich beantragen?

Die durch die COVID-19 Pandemie verursachten wirtschaftlichen Auswirkungen betreffen eine Vielzahl von Unternehmen. Die Politik hat bereits mehrere Maßnahmen zur Erhaltung der Zahlungsfähigkeit und Überbrückung von Liquiditätsengpässen für die heimische Wirtschaft verlautbart.

more
media coverage

25 September 2020

romania

M.Banu D.Trusculete

How SMEs affected by the pandemic can access the state aid scheme

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corporate/m&a

publication

18 November 2020

austria

T.Kulnigg D.Hofmarcher

LEXOLOGY Getting the Deal Through: Technology M&A 2021

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media coverage

16 November 2020

slovenia

V.Kobe

M&A in Slovenia in 2020: Review and Preview

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newsletter

20 August 2020

austria

A.Amann

Transaction price mechanisms in times of COVID-19

After a record-breaking decade of M&A activity, the COVID-19 pandemic has caused the market to face unprecedented circumstances.

more

data protection

newsletter

30 April 2020

czech republic

C.Bock

Czech Republic: Competition authority seeks to obtain data from mobile phone operators

more
media coverage

29 April 2020

bulgaria

K.Chakarova

Bulgaria: Lawyer Kristina Chakarova for the monitoring of mobile devices and the European experience

Under the state of emergency, a number of measures restricting personal freedoms were introduced. Among the controversial proposals was mobile device monitoring during the COVID pandemic. 

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newsletter

15 April 2020

bulgaria

K.Chakarova

Bulgaria: Tracking mobile devices and data protection - Where do we draw the line?

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dispute resolution & deadlines

newsletter

05 June 2020

serbia

N.Lalatović-Đorđević

COVID-19 disputes: Try to avoid, but be ready

COVID-19 has shaken the world as we know it from the ground up. Many industries have already been hit hard, but its full (negative) impact on the economy is yet to be seen.

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newsletter

COVID-19 and investment protection

As the world grapples with COVID-19, we are seeing some of the most unprecedented State measures of our time. 

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media coverage

15 April 2020

austria

L.Kopecký V.Pernt

Investitionsschutz hilft gegen überzogene Covid-19-Maßnahmen

Ausländische Investoren, die durch staatliche Maßnahmen gegen die Pandemie Schäden erleiden, können eine Entschädigung verlangen, wenn der betreffende Staat sich nicht an den Grundsatz der Verhältnismäßigkeit gehalten hat.

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employment law

newsletter

22 March 2021

czech republic

M.Gremillot

Česká republika: Aktuality v oblasti pracovního práva v otázkách a odpově-dích

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newsletter

25 January 2021

austria

T.Waidmann

Austria Newsflash: Corona-Tests und Maskentragen am Arbeitsplatz

Die wichtigsten Fragen und Antworten zum neuen Generalkollektivvertrag

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publication

29 December 2020

bulgaria

K.Chakarova I.Stoyanov

Brief Review of the Bulgarian State Aid Measure for Preserving Jobs During the COVID-19 Outbreak

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e-commerce

newsletter

Czech Republic: Top ten most common mistakes in terms & conditions for e-shops (not only) in the time of coronavirus

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newsletter

21 April 2020

austria

Austria: E-Commerce als Rettungsanker in der Krise

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general contract law

media coverage

25 September 2020

bulgaria

I.Stoyanov

Prosecution is intervening how to amend commercial contracts

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newsletter

21 April 2020

slovenia

P.Gorše

Slovenia: COVID-19 and breach of contract - debtors beware of foreseeability element

The COVID-19 pandemic is causing disruption throughout the commercial sector. Stakeholders are forced to shift their focus to mitigating the impact on the supply chain, customer relations, workforce, leases and more broadly business in general.

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newsletter

Poland: COVID-19 as force majeure

Since the outbreak of COVID-19, which the World Health Organization declared a pandemic on 11 March 2020, businesses all over the world have rushed to examine the force majeure clauses in their contracts.

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government measures, compensation

newsletter

28 September 2020

austria

M.Ebner U.Rath H.Bellando

Austria: Covid-19: Welche Unterstützungsleistungen der öffentlichen Hand kann ich beantragen?

Die durch die COVID-19 Pandemie verursachten wirtschaftlichen Auswirkungen betreffen eine Vielzahl von Unternehmen. Die Politik hat bereits mehrere Maßnahmen zur Erhaltung der Zahlungsfähigkeit und Überbrückung von Liquiditätsengpässen für die heimische Wirtschaft verlautbart.

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newsletter

21 July 2020

hungary

A.Bognár

Hungary: Travel restrictions are coming back from 15 July

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newsletter

17 July 2020

austria

G.Leissler

European Court of Justice invalidates "Privacy Shield" but affirms Standard Contractual Clauses

Decision of the CJEU dated 16 July 2020, Rs C 311/18

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tax law

newsletter

Sanierungsinstrumente in der Krise

Gerade in aktuellen Krisenzeiten stellt sich für viele Unternehmer die Frage, wie sie ihr Unternehmen bestmöglich sanieren können, um so das Fortbestehen des Unternehmens zu sichern.

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newsletter

23 April 2020

romania

M.Roibu

Romania: Are Romanian companies ready for post-pandemic tax audits?

As part of the preventive measures taken to mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Romanian tax authorities have limited the number of tax audits at taxpayers' premises for the duration of the state of emergency.

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newsletter

COVID-19 Update – Croatia – Tax / Banking & Finance

On 19 March 2020 the Croatian Parliament adopted a series of laws aiming to reduce the adverse effects of the coronavirus on the Croatian economy.

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real estate law

media coverage

15 September 2020

poland

M.Bijak-Haiduk

The Buzz in Poland: Interview with Marta Bijak-Haiduk of Schoenherr

“Poland’s Covid policy did not satisfy everyone – especially those in the retail sector,” says Marta Bijak-Haiduk, Local Partner at Schoenherr in Warsaw. “However, the market is getting back on track, and it is slowly learning how to move forward amid the crisis.”

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newsletter

04 August 2020

hungary

D.Gera L.Krüpl

Hungary: Impacts of COVID-19 on the labour and real estate markets | Podcast

The COVID pandemic and the subsequent state of emergency in Hungary have disrupted conventional methods of working, with most companies having successfully transitioned into home office – a modus operandi rarely used before.

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newsletter

Real estate measures in combatting the consequences of COVID-19 in CEE

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pharma & healthcare

newsletter

30 March 2020

bulgaria

E.Todorova

Bulgaria: healthcare & life sciences in a global pandemic

Healthcare and life sciences have a special status as a type of legal practice. The debate about what this specialisation entails, and to what extent it even qualifies as legal work, is endless. However, as a crisis is also an opportunity, the coronavirus pandemic has defined the areas where law, healthcare and the life sciences overlap.

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newsletter

27 March 2020

bulgaria

E.Todorova

Bulgaria: Even in a state of emergency human rights must be respected!

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newsletter

New rules in CEE countries regarding exports of medical equipment and medicinal products

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restructuring & insolvency

newsletter

28 September 2020

austria

M.Ebner U.Rath H.Bellando

Austria: Covid-19: Welche Unterstützungsleistungen der öffentlichen Hand kann ich beantragen?

Die durch die COVID-19 Pandemie verursachten wirtschaftlichen Auswirkungen betreffen eine Vielzahl von Unternehmen. Die Politik hat bereits mehrere Maßnahmen zur Erhaltung der Zahlungsfähigkeit und Überbrückung von Liquiditätsengpässen für die heimische Wirtschaft verlautbart.

more
newsletter

Hungary: The time needed for liquidation and forced deletion procedures has been extended due to coronavirus

On 28 May 2020, the Hungarian Government adopted amendments to the laws on company liquidation and forced deletion procedures to cushion the impact of the global coronavirus pandemic on the economy.

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The coronavirus, or COVID-19, presents us with completely new challenges. There is significant uncertainty in people, and a need for detailed information about the situation. With the following legal updates we aim to provide specifics about certain legal aspects surrounding the coronavirus, particularly for companies needing quick guidance in this regard.

subscribe to our newsletter

 

coronavirus: updates per country

Browse through the country-specific overview on coronavirus related legal updates in the respective jurisdiction. To see more news, click on the country.

austria

media coverage

29 March 2021

austria

M.Simsa K.Pusch

Wie Kurzarbeit die Insolvenzgefahr erhöht

Die geförderte Kurzarbeit trägt wesentlich zum Erhalt von Arbeitsplätzen bei. Sie erschwert aber betriebsbedingte Kündigungen und kann Unternehmen vor dem Hintergrund der anhaltenden Krise in Schwierigkeiten bringen.

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bulgaria

croatia

czech republic

newsletter

cee legislation tracker: czech republic

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newsletter

22 March 2021

czech republic

M.Gremillot

Česká republika: Aktuality v oblasti pracovního práva v otázkách a odpově-dích

more
newsletter

22 March 2021

czech republic

M.Gremillot

Czech Republic: Employment Law News Q&A

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hungary

poland

montenegro

romania

media coverage

17 November 2020

romania

M.Moga-Paler

How the pandemic changed the reasons given by employers and employees for termination of employment contracts

In this article, managing attorney at law Mara Moga-Paler analyses the Romanian labour market over the first seven months of the Covid-19 pandemic, and focuses on how the new realities have changed the legal grounds for employment termination.

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serbia

slovakia

slovenia

moldova

turkey

The coronavirus, or COVID-19, presents us with completely new challenges. There is significant uncertainty in people, and a need for detailed information about the situation. With the following legal updates we aim to provide specifics about certain legal aspects surrounding the coronavirus, particularly for companies needing quick guidance in this regard.

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coronavirus: all our legal updates

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newsletter

27 May 2021

hungary

A.Bognár

cee legislation tracker: hungary

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newsletter

cee legislation tracker: czech republic

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media coverage

29 March 2021

austria

M.Simsa K.Pusch

Wie Kurzarbeit die Insolvenzgefahr erhöht

Die geförderte Kurzarbeit trägt wesentlich zum Erhalt von Arbeitsplätzen bei. Sie erschwert aber betriebsbedingte Kündigungen und kann Unternehmen vor dem Hintergrund der anhaltenden Krise in Schwierigkeiten bringen.

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newsletter

22 March 2021

czech republic

M.Gremillot

Česká republika: Aktuality v oblasti pracovního práva v otázkách a odpově-dích

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newsletter

22 March 2021

czech republic

M.Gremillot

Czech Republic: Employment Law News Q&A

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newsletter

cee legislation tracker: austria

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newsletter

25 January 2021

hungary

G.Szalóki V.Palguta

Coronavirus measures in Hungary: Extension of payment moratorium

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newsletter

25 January 2021

austria

T.Waidmann

Austria Newsflash: Corona-Tests und Maskentragen am Arbeitsplatz

Die wichtigsten Fragen und Antworten zum neuen Generalkollektivvertrag

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publication

29 December 2020

bulgaria

K.Chakarova I.Stoyanov

Brief Review of the Bulgarian State Aid Measure for Preserving Jobs During the COVID-19 Outbreak

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newsletter

28 December 2020

czech republic

N.Rosová

The second Covid-related package changes insolvency law. What will it bring to corporate debtors and their creditors?

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newsletter

18 December 2020

M.Ebner H.Bellando

European Commission publishes its non-performing loans strategy in response to the COVID-19 crisis

On 16 December 2020 the European Commission (ECOM) presented its strategy to prevent a future build-up of non-performing loans (NPLs).

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newsletter

03 December 2020

bulgaria

D.Kairakov

cee legislation tracker: bulgaria

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newsletter

26 November 2020

slovenia

E.Škufca L.Avsenik

Slovenia: Competition Protection Agency investigates potential collusion among four LPG providers

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publication

18 November 2020

austria

T.Kulnigg D.Hofmarcher

LEXOLOGY Getting the Deal Through: Technology M&A 2021

more
media coverage

17 November 2020

romania

M.Moga-Paler

How the pandemic changed the reasons given by employers and employees for termination of employment contracts

In this article, managing attorney at law Mara Moga-Paler analyses the Romanian labour market over the first seven months of the Covid-19 pandemic, and focuses on how the new realities have changed the legal grounds for employment termination.

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media coverage

16 November 2020

slovenia

V.Kobe

M&A in Slovenia in 2020: Review and Preview

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newsletter

13 November 2020

czech republic

H.Hangler

Czech Republic: Short-time work: Kurzarbeit – vision and current situation

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newsletter

30 October 2020

croatia

A.Marjančić*

cee legislation tracker: croatia

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newsletter

cee legislation tracker: slovakia

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newsletter

15 October 2020

hungary

D.Gera A.Bognár

Hungary: COVID-19 travel restrictions are back

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newsletter

28 September 2020

austria

M.Ebner U.Rath H.Bellando

Austria: Covid-19: Welche Unterstützungsleistungen der öffentlichen Hand kann ich beantragen?

Die durch die COVID-19 Pandemie verursachten wirtschaftlichen Auswirkungen betreffen eine Vielzahl von Unternehmen. Die Politik hat bereits mehrere Maßnahmen zur Erhaltung der Zahlungsfähigkeit und Überbrückung von Liquiditätsengpässen für die heimische Wirtschaft verlautbart.

more
media coverage

25 September 2020

romania

M.Banu D.Trusculete

How SMEs affected by the pandemic can access the state aid scheme

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media coverage

25 September 2020

bulgaria

I.Stoyanov

Prosecution is intervening how to amend commercial contracts

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newsletter

21 September 2020

romania

M.Banu D.Trusculete

How can Romanian SMEs affected by the pandemic access the announced state aid scheme?

Following the European Commission's approval of Romania's state aid scheme to support small and medium-sized enterprises ("SMEs") and certain large enterprises affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ministry of European Funds adopted the state aid scheme through a ministerial order, in the context of the economic crisis generated by the pandemic.

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media coverage

15 September 2020

poland

M.Bijak-Haiduk

The Buzz in Poland: Interview with Marta Bijak-Haiduk of Schoenherr

“Poland’s Covid policy did not satisfy everyone – especially those in the retail sector,” says Marta Bijak-Haiduk, Local Partner at Schoenherr in Warsaw. “However, the market is getting back on track, and it is slowly learning how to move forward amid the crisis.”

more
newsletter

20 August 2020

austria

A.Amann

Transaction price mechanisms in times of COVID-19

After a record-breaking decade of M&A activity, the COVID-19 pandemic has caused the market to face unprecedented circumstances.

more
newsletter

04 August 2020

hungary

D.Gera L.Krüpl

Hungary: Impacts of COVID-19 on the labour and real estate markets | Podcast

The COVID pandemic and the subsequent state of emergency in Hungary have disrupted conventional methods of working, with most companies having successfully transitioned into home office – a modus operandi rarely used before.

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newsletter

Czech Republic: Redundancies as an aftermath of the COVID-19 crisis and the financial context

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newsletter

21 July 2020

hungary

A.Bognár

Hungary: Travel restrictions are coming back from 15 July

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newsletter

17 July 2020

austria

G.Leissler

European Court of Justice invalidates "Privacy Shield" but affirms Standard Contractual Clauses

Decision of the CJEU dated 16 July 2020, Rs C 311/18

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newsletter

EU Level Covid-19 support measures in banking and capital markets

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newsletter

03 July 2020

poland

A.Stawiarska

cee legislation tracker: poland

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media coverage

02 July 2020

austria

G.Leissler

Epidemiegesetz: Novelle soll Firmen Antragstellung erleichtern

Article was first published in DiePresse on 02 July 2020

Unternehmen bekommen nun drei Monate Zeit, um Anträge auf Vergütung für Verdienstentgang zu stellen.

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Real estate measures in combatting the consequences of COVID-19 in CEE

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newsletter

cee legislation tracker: slovenia

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newsletter

19 June 2020

austria

G.Leissler

Austrian parliament allows extension of the application period under the Austrian Epidemics Act

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newsletter

Weitere Unterstützungen für die österreichische Wirtschaft verfügbar

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media coverage

17 June 2020

bulgaria

S.Pavlova-Kaneva

Bulgaria: Covid-19 Crisis: Changes to W&I Insurance in M&A Deals

Article was first published in The Lawyer The New Partners Issue June 2020

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newsletter

17 June 2020

romania

I.Sava M.Mitan

Concerned about food security? Buy farmland in Romania while you still can

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newsletter

16 June 2020

romania

M.Florea G.Bădescu

Romania: More state incentives for large investments on the horizon

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newsletter

16 June 2020

slovakia

P.Devínsky

Another amendment to the Slovak Labour Code changing rules of fixed-term employment

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newsletter

15 June 2020

austria

M.Ebner

Nach der Krise ist vor der Krise

Haben Österreichs Banken hinreichend flexible Rahmenbedingungen, um die Realwirtschaft zu unterstützen?

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newsletter

Czech Republic: Extension of Antivirus Programme and Introduction of Scheme C

On 25 May 2020, the Government of the Czech Republic decided to extend the Antivirus Programme until the end of August 2020.

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newsletter

Hungary: The time needed for liquidation and forced deletion procedures has been extended due to coronavirus

On 28 May 2020, the Hungarian Government adopted amendments to the laws on company liquidation and forced deletion procedures to cushion the impact of the global coronavirus pandemic on the economy.

more
newsletter

05 June 2020

serbia

N.Lalatović-Đorđević

COVID-19 disputes: Try to avoid, but be ready

COVID-19 has shaken the world as we know it from the ground up. Many industries have already been hit hard, but its full (negative) impact on the economy is yet to be seen.

more
media coverage

04 June 2020

austria

S.Kühteubl

Corona, du hast die Boni geschrumpft

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newsletter

04 June 2020

romania

M.Cojocaru

Will the COVID-19 pandemic ramp up Romania's green ambitions?

The unprecedented economic crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic is severely impacting the electricity sector, with demand falling as much as 20 % in certain cases, according to data published by the International Energy Agency (IEA).

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media coverage

Wenn die Krankheit im Personalakt steht

This article was first published on DerStandard, 20.05.2020

Bei der Bekämpfung des Coronavirus wurden mitunter bisher undenkbare Wege beschritten. So etwa, dass der Arbeitgeber um die Gesundheit seiner Arbeitnehmer Bescheid wissen darf

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publication

Ausgewählte Problemfelder der COVID-19-bedingten Änderungen des Insolvenz- und Eigenkapitalersatzrechts

Am 3.4.2020 hat der Nationalrat ein viertes COVID-19-Gesetzespaket (4. COVID-19-Gesetz BGBl I 2020/24) beschlossen.

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newsletter

New foreign investments screening rules in Hungary

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newsletter

27 May 2020

bulgaria

S.Ribanchova

Bulgaria: New relieved procedure for the publication of annual financial statements

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newsletter

New foreign investments screening rules in Poland

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newsletter

Distressed M&A and selected Czech law specifics

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newsletter

18 May 2020

romania

M.Florea

cee legislation tracker: romania

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newsletter

18 May 2020

czech republic

C.Bock

Czech Republic: Constitutional Court upholds Act on Significant Market Power but declares 3% limit on marketing payments unconstitutional

In a recent decision, the Constitutional Court upheld the Act on Significant Market Power, despite demands for its repeal by a group of senators almost four years ago.

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newsletter

11 May 2020

austria

G.Leissler

Austria: Third COVID-19 Act: lawfulness of processing employee health data

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newsletter

Further COVID-related employment law measures in Hungary

The Government of Hungary adopted further government decrees – which were promulgated in the Official Gazette on 10 April 2020 - in respect of employers with regards to the coronavirus disease.

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newsletter

11 May 2020

turkey

cee legislation tracker: turkey

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newsletter

Sanierungsinstrumente in der Krise

Gerade in aktuellen Krisenzeiten stellt sich für viele Unternehmer die Frage, wie sie ihr Unternehmen bestmöglich sanieren können, um so das Fortbestehen des Unternehmens zu sichern.

more
publication

07 May 2020

austria

G.Leissler

EpidemieG und COVID-19- MaßnahmenG: Maßnahmen und Entschädigungen

Betretungsverbote, Quarantänemaßnahmen, Grenzschließungen – weltweit wird Maßnahme um Maßnahme gesetzt, um die Ausbreitung des Coronavirus einzudämmen. So auch in Österreich. Ein Überblick über die aktuellen Maßnahmen und über die Möglichkeiten zur Entschädigung.

Der vollständige Artikel ist hier zu finden.

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Czech Republic: Top ten most common mistakes in terms & conditions for e-shops (not only) in the time of coronavirus

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newsletter

05 May 2020

austria

A.Lopatka

Austria: Implications of COVID-19 for legal procedures under Austrian Environmental Law

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newsletter

05 May 2020

austria

P.Madl P.Ocko

New rules for your customer area

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newsletter

Labour & Employment-related measures in combatting the consequences of COVID-19 in CEE

Find an overview of labour & employment-related measures in combatting the consequences of COVID-19 in the CEE region – status as of 5 May.

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newsletter

30 April 2020

czech republic

C.Bock

Czech Republic: Competition authority seeks to obtain data from mobile phone operators

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newsletter

30 April 2020

poland

A.Stawiarska

COVID-19: state aid scheme sets maximum prices and margins for certain goods I Poland

On 8 April 2020 the European Commission approved a state aid scheme worth Zl3.5 billion (approximately €700 million) for loans and guarantees to support the Polish economy in the context of the COVID-19 outbreak.1

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newsletter

30 April 2020

slovenia

J.Primožič

Slovenia: Holding a remote General Meeting in a Slovenian limited liability company

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media coverage

29 April 2020

bulgaria

K.Chakarova

Bulgaria: Lawyer Kristina Chakarova for the monitoring of mobile devices and the European experience

Under the state of emergency, a number of measures restricting personal freedoms were introduced. Among the controversial proposals was mobile device monitoring during the COVID pandemic. 

more
newsletter

Czech Republic: LEX COVID – Changes to insolvency proceedings

The coronavirus pandemic has made life complicated for almost all businesses, especially from the financial point of view. Businesses thus face an increased risk of bankruptcy and subsequent insolvency proceedings.

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publication

29 April 2020

austria

T.Wenger G.Ebner

Austria: Virtuelle Versammlungen nach dem COVID-19-GesG

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newsletter

28 April 2020

czech republic

M.Gremillot

Czech Republic: Dismissals due to the coronavirus crisis

The economic hardship caused by the global outbreak of COVID-19 will inevitably lead many businesses to dismiss employees.

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newsletter

28 April 2020

moldova

cee legislation tracker: moldova

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newsletter

27 April 2020

bulgaria

G.Petkova

Bulgaria: CPC activity during COVID-19 crisis

On 13 March 2020 the government declared a national state of emergency as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. The state of emergency is currently in force until 13 May.

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newsletter

24 April 2020

croatia

V.Mandarić*

Croatia: Intervention measures regarding insolvency and enforcement proceedings

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newsletter

23 April 2020

romania

M.Roibu

Romania: Are Romanian companies ready for post-pandemic tax audits?

As part of the preventive measures taken to mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Romanian tax authorities have limited the number of tax audits at taxpayers' premises for the duration of the state of emergency.

more
newsletter

COVID-19 – Effects on regulatory approvals in financial sector M&A transactions

M&A and corporate transactions (including mere group-internal restructurings) in the financial sector often not only require profound corporate law documentation, but also financial regulatory approvals from the competent authorities/regulators.

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newsletter

21 April 2020

slovenia

P.Gorše

Slovenia: COVID-19 and breach of contract - debtors beware of foreseeability element

The COVID-19 pandemic is causing disruption throughout the commercial sector. Stakeholders are forced to shift their focus to mitigating the impact on the supply chain, customer relations, workforce, leases and more broadly business in general.

more
newsletter

21 April 2020

bulgaria

S.Ribanchova

Bulgaria: State aid in the age of COVID-19

During the COVID-19 outbreak businesses are facing the dilemma of whether to seek state aid or survive the crisis using their own resources.

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newsletter

Czech Republic: Draft Act on Prohibition of Commercial Lease Termination

The Czech Parliament is set to pass a new act prohibiting landlords from terminating commercial leases if tenants fail to pay rent (the "Act").

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newsletter

21 April 2020

austria

Austria: E-Commerce als Rettungsanker in der Krise

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newsletter

Czech Republic: LEX COVID and changes to corporate law

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newsletter

COVID-19 and investment protection

As the world grapples with COVID-19, we are seeing some of the most unprecedented State measures of our time. 

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newsletter

Poland: COVID-19 vs. lease agreements not covered by the governmental aid programme

The coronavirus pandemic is having a significant impact on all sectors of the economy. Many businesses are facing unexpected challenges and it is no different with commercial real estate leases.

more
newsletter

17 April 2020

austria

C.Haid

National competition authorities' advisory and enforcement in the context of COVID-19

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Bulgaria: Working remotely during the COVID-19 crisis - Is the risk for your trade secrets remote?

As the COVID-19 pandemic has rapidly spread across Europe, more and more companies have been forced to implement remote working arrangements for their employees.

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17 April 2020

austria

P.Madl P.Ocko

Austria: Das ist bei der Wiedereröffnung Ihres Geschäfts zu beachten

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17 April 2020

austria

C.Haid

National agencies will not actively intervene in "necessary" company cooperation during the COVID-19 crisis

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17 April 2020

austria

P.Madl P.Ocko

Austria: This should be considered when reopening your business

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Hungary: Employment contracts and COVID-19

COVID-19 has created completely new challenges in the employment sector. As there is significant uncertainty and a need for detailed information about the situation, this article provides a timeline of employment-related measures that have been introduced to combat COVID-19 in Hungary.

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15 April 2020

hungary

G.Szalóki

Hungary: Further COVID-19-related developments in the Hungarian banking sector

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15 April 2020

bulgaria

K.Chakarova

Bulgaria: Tracking mobile devices and data protection - Where do we draw the line?

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15 April 2020

austria

L.Kopecký V.Pernt

Investitionsschutz hilft gegen überzogene Covid-19-Maßnahmen

Ausländische Investoren, die durch staatliche Maßnahmen gegen die Pandemie Schäden erleiden, können eine Entschädigung verlangen, wenn der betreffende Staat sich nicht an den Grundsatz der Verhältnismäßigkeit gehalten hat.

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14 April 2020

austria

P.Madl

Auswirkungen der Schließungen von Betriebsstätten auf Mietverträge

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14 April 2020

hungary

M.Kovács A.Turi

Hungary: What to consider in competition law with Covid-19

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14 April 2020

austria

P.Madl

Auswirkungen der COVID-19-Krise auf verfahrensrechtliche Fristen in gerichtlichen Verfahren

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10 April 2020

austria

P.Madl

Austria: Änderungen der Öffnungsbeschränkungen im Handels- und Dienstleistungsbereich ab 14.04.2020

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10 April 2020

croatia

D.Vlahov Buhin*

Croatia: COVID-19 information on financial support for employers

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Corona Crisis: Amendment of the obligation to file for insolvency in CEE

With the fourth law on COVID-19, the Austrian legislator has suspended the obligation of an overindebted debtor to file for insolvency until 30 June 2020, irrespective of the cause of the over-indebtedness.

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09 April 2020

serbia

Z.Šoljaga S.Petronijević

Serbia: Antitrust in the time of COVID-19 – Is close cooperation between competitors permitted?

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08 April 2020

croatia

D.Vlahov Buhin*

Croatia: The impact of COVID-19 on employment from the employer's perspective

Given the situation caused by the coronavirus pandemic in Croatia, the National Civil Protection Committee (Stožer civilne zaštite) has put in place numerous restrictive measures to protect the lives of all citizens.

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08 April 2020

romania

G.Bădescu M.Banu

State aid scheme to support Romanian SMEs in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic in light of the new amendments via GEO no. 42/2020

The Romanian government has finalised and adopted a state aid scheme to support SMEs in the context of the economic downfall generated by the global COVID-19 pandemic.

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08 April 2020

austria

R.Perner

Aktuelle gesellschaftsrechtliche Maßnahmen nach COVID-19-GesG und COVID-19-GesV

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Slovenia: Secure your receivables while enforcement is suspended

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07 April 2020

austria

G.Leissler

3. COVID-19-Gesetz: Datenschutzkonforme Verarbeitung von Gesundheitsdaten der Dienstnehmer

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07 April 2020

austria

A.Lopatka B.Schlatter

Austria: Fragen, Antworten und Praxisbeispiele zu den COVID-19 Sonderverfahrensvorschriften für Verwaltungsbehörden, VwG, VwGH und VfGH

Austria: Fragen, Antworten und Praxisbeispiele zu den COVID-19 Sonderverfahrensvorschriften für Verwaltungsbehörden, VwG, VwGH und VfGH (einschließlich Update zum 4. COVID-19-Gesetz)

Aus Anlass der aktuellen COVID-19 Epidemie hat der österreichische Gesetzgeber knapp eine Woche nach dem 1. COVID-19-Gesetz (BGBl I 2020/12) ein weiteres Sammelgesetz (2. COVID-19-Gesetz, BGBl I 2020/16, in Kraft getreten am 22.03.2020) beschlossen.

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The impact of COVID-19 on M&A

The COVID-19 pandemic is expected to impact the process, timeline and documentation of M&A transactions in the turbulent times ahead of us.

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The impact of COVID-19 on submissions, deadlines and meetings with competition authorities in CEE

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06 April 2020

austria

C.Cudlik

Änderungen für Abfalllager und Abfallbehandlungsanlagen durch das 4. COVID-19-Begleitgesetz

Kapazitätsausweitungen der Abfalllager von Abfallbehandlungsanlagen bedürfen regelmäßig einer Genehmigung nach dem AWG. Durch das verstärkte Abfallaufkommen im Zuge der COVID-19-Krise sind nunmehr für einen beschränkten Zeitraum Verfahrensvereinfachungen für diese Kapazitätsausweitungen vorgesehen.

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06 April 2020

austria

C.Stegner P.Wetter

Austria: COVID-19 - Update Insolvenzrecht

Die COVID-19-Pandemie und deren wirtschaftliche Auswirkungen führten bisher zu insgesamt fünf umfassenden COVID-19 Gesetzespaketen.

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Poland: COVID-19 vs. lease agreements

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06 April 2020

slovakia

P.Devínsky

"Corona" Amendment to the Slovak Labour Code and governmental measures aimed at helping employers

In response to the coronavirus crisis, which is seriously impacting the Slovak economy and employment, the Government of Slovakia has proposed an amendment to the Slovak Labour Code which was quickly passed in Parliament.

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06 April 2020

bulgaria

T.Krumov

Bulgarian Coronavirus Payment Moratorium and its effect on cross-border financial transactions

The Moratorium was not self-proclaimed by the Bulgarian Parliament as an overriding mandatory piece of law so the courts discretion in cross-border scenarios has been retained

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06 April 2020

slovakia

C.Holzer

Update zu den COVID-19 Sonderverfahrensvorschriften für Verwaltungsbehörden, VwG, VwGH und VfGH

Der Nationalrat hat am 20.03.2020 auf Grundlage eines Initiativantrags der beiden Regierungsparteien einstimmig das 2. COVID-19-Gesetz beschlossen (BGBl I 2020/16).

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06 April 2020

austria

P.Madl

Außerordentliche Kündigungsmöglichkeit des Mieters nach § 1117 ABGB

Nach § 1117 ABGB ist der Bestandnehmer berechtigt, auch vor Verlauf der bedungenen Zeit von dem Vertrag ohne Kündigung abzustehen, wenn das Bestandstück in einem Zustand übergeben oder ohne seine Schuld in einen Zustand geraten ist, der es zu dem bedungenen Gebrauch untauglich macht, oder wenn ein beträchtlicher Teil durch Zufall auf eine längere Zeit entzogen oder unbrauchbar wird.

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03 April 2020

hungary

V.Palguta G.Szalóki

Hungary: Overview of the COVID-19 support measures currently available by the Hungarian public sector

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media coverage

02 April 2020

austria

C.Herbst

Die Corona-Krise wird den M&A-Markt massiv verändern

Wien. Corona hat auch den Mergers & Acquisitions-Markt infiziert.

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Bulgaria: Are employers immune to the state of emergency? Which employers are entitled to receive financial aid and other key labour law and data protection matters

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02 April 2020

bulgaria

D.Vlaevsky

Bulgaria's State of Emergency Act suspends all payment obligations

Bulgarian Parliament declares COVID-19 pandemic a force majeure event by special law

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Czech Republic: Changes in the "Antivirus" Programme

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01 April 2020

bulgaria

D.Vlaevsky

Bulgaria: An overview of the effect of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) on the Bulgarian Real Estate Sector

The rapid spread of the COVID-19 pandemic is causing a severe impact on everyone's daily life, and is putting considerable strain on the economy as a result of the new challenges stemming from the pandemic. The real estate sector is no exception from this.

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Poland: COVID-19 as force majeure

Since the outbreak of COVID-19, which the World Health Organization declared a pandemic on 11 March 2020, businesses all over the world have rushed to examine the force majeure clauses in their contracts.

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31 March 2020

bulgaria

D.Vlaevsky

Bulgaria: Insolvency during the state of emergency and creditor protection

Bulgaria has been in a state of emergency since 13 March due to the COVID-19 outbreak. On 23 March the Parliament voted on a special State of Emergency Act (COVID-19 Act) which suspended all court, arbitration and enforcement terms and proceedings during the state of emergency, currently in force until 13 April.

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Czech Republic: State supports actions to mitigate the impact of the pandemic

Czech businesses and citizens have recently been affected by the adverse effects of the state of emergency declared due to COVID-19 and related emergency measures taken by the government or the Ministry of Health.

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31 March 2020

hungary

A.Menczelesz L.Krüpl

Hungary: Overview of the effects of coronavirus on the Hungarian real estate sector

The coronavirus has seriously impacted daily life worldwide and given rise to considerable economic challenges. The real estate sector is no exception.

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31 March 2020

bulgaria

D.Vlaevsky

Bulgaria: Expert perspective on the newly adopted State of Emergency Act by the Bulgarian Parliament due to the COVID-19 pandemic

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30 March 2020

bulgaria

E.Todorova

Bulgaria: healthcare & life sciences in a global pandemic

Healthcare and life sciences have a special status as a type of legal practice. The debate about what this specialisation entails, and to what extent it even qualifies as legal work, is endless. However, as a crisis is also an opportunity, the coronavirus pandemic has defined the areas where law, healthcare and the life sciences overlap.

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Czech Republic: Overview of the COVID-19 support measures currently available by the Czech public sector

The Czech public sector provides a number of support measures to companies and natural persons affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Business in Bulgaria under the new State of Emergency Law of 13 March: Suspended and postponed, but no actual economic support

Over the last few weeks, world leaders have likened the fight against COVID-19 to a war. Urgent measures are required to protect health and lives, justifying a wide range of economic measures, irrespective of their consequences.

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27 March 2020

bulgaria

E.Todorova

Bulgaria: Even in a state of emergency human rights must be respected!

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Croatia: Temporary measures to mitigate the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic and Zagreb earthquake in civil, insolvency and criminal procedure law

On 14 March 2020, the Croatian Ministry of Justice issued recommendations to prevent the transmission of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and control the pandemic ("Measures").

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27 March 2020

czech republic

M.Gremillot

Czech Republic: Government Economic Recovery Measures

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26 March 2020

austria

M.Lindtner

Cyberattacks in the coronavirus crisis: A guide to decreasing risk

It's hard to believe, but some cybercriminals are trying to take advantage of the coronavirus crisis.

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New rules in CEE countries regarding exports of medical equipment and medicinal products

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25 March 2020

romania

M.Moga-Paler

Romania: Coronavirus: Impacts on employment in Romania

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Slovenia: Government anti-coronavirus support schemes for businesses

On 25 March 2020, the Government of Slovenia announced a EUR 2bln rescue package intended to mitigate the adverse and diverse effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The package primarily seeks to maintain jobs by providing pay check support and tax relief to employers and introducing additional mechanisms to reduce the liquidity shock on businesses.

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25 March 2020

serbia

J.Rubežić

cee legislation tracker: serbia

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24 March 2020

austria

S.Kühteubl

Austria: Coronavirus: Impacts on employment in Austria

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24 March 2020

poland

B.Jóźwik

Poland: Coronavirus: Impacts on employment in Poland

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24 March 2020

austria

C.Stegner W.Höller

Coronavirus – Auswirkungen auf die Insolvenzantragspflicht?

Das Coronavirus stellt Unternehmen vor große Herausforderungen unterschiedlicher Art. Der eingeschränkte Betrieb, Stornierungen und das Ausbleiben von Kunden können auch bei sonst gesunden Unternehmen zu Liquiditätsproblemen führen und im Extremfall die Pflicht auslösen, einen Insolvenzantrag zu stellen. Zwar hat der Staat Hilfsmaßnahmen angekündigt, die Frage ist aber, wie rasch diese Maßnahmen kommen, wie schnell sie greifen und ob sie ausreichend sind.

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24 March 2020

austria

B.Vareskic

Austria: Coronavirus – How does it affect civil proceedings in Austria?

The coronavirus does not stop at court. That is why it creates uncertainty among litigants and even the public on whether and how to exercise subjective rights and enforce legal claims.

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Czech Republic: Obstacles to work on the part of the employer in connection with the coronavirus

Many employers currently find themselves in a precarious position, faced with deciding how to deal with the obstacles to work arising from the coronavirus crisis, irrespective of whether these obstacles are the result of government measures (total or partial restrictions on operations) or due to real operational reasons (difficulties in the supply of materials for production, drop in sales).

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23 March 2020

romania

G.Bădescu M.Banu

Romania: State aid available to Romanian companies in the COVID-19 pandemic

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News Alert Austria: Implications of legislative measures taken for merger control clearances in Austria

The Austrian Parliament has passed a series of further legislative measures to meet the Covid-19 crisis last week. These measures include a general stay of deadlines in administrative and court proceedings. The law is in force as of 23 March 2020.

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Slovakia: Coronavirus from the employer's perspective

Given the coronavirus crisis impacting the Slovak economy and employment, we have prepared an overview of information on (i) the recent measures introduced by the Slovak public authorities to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the Slovak Republic, (ii) recommended prevention, (iii) possible measures to be taken by employers, and (iv) planed measures announced by the government of the Slovak Republic aiming to help business overcome the negative impact of the current crisis.

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Financing in times of crisis - Austrian Chapter

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23 March 2020

austria

C.Holzer

COVID-19 Sonderverfahrensvorschriften für Verwaltungsbehörden, VwG, VwGH und VfGH

Der Nationalrat hat am 20.03.2020 auf Grundlage eines Initiativantrags der beiden Regierungsparteien einstimmig das 2. COVID-19-Gesetz beschlossen (BGBl I 2020/16). Neben zahlreichen wirtschafts-, sozial- und gesundheitspolitischen Maßnahmen wurde im Rahmen dieses Sammelgesetzes auch ein eigenes Bundesgesetz über Sonderverfahrensvorschriften für Verwaltungsbehörden, VwG, VwGH und VfGH beschlossen, um die (mittelbaren) Auswirkungen der Coronavirus-Krise auch in diesem Bereich einzudämmen (im Folgenden COVID-19-VerfG).

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23 March 2020

serbia

Z.Šoljaga J.Obradović

The Serbian Commission for State Aid publishes a notice on the application of state aid rules during the coronavirus pandemic

In response to the ongoing coronavirus crisis, and following a similar announcement by the European Commission, on 17 March the Serbian Commission for State Aid Control ("Commission") published the Notice on the Application of the Rules for Granting State Aid in the Emerging COVID-19 Situation ("Notice").

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22 March 2020

austria

P.Madl

Auswirkungen der COVID-19-Krise auf Verjährungsfristen

Das 2. COVID-19 Gesetz, das nach der Kundmachung im Bundesgesetzblatt (BGBl 16/I/2020) mit Beginn des 22.03.2020 in Kraft getreten ist, enthält auch ein Bundesgesetz betreffend Begleitmaßnahmen zu COVID-19 in der Justiz.

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Hungary: Information notice on the conditions of employment with regards to the appearance and spread of the coronavirus

Information Notice on the conditions of employment with regards to the appearance and spread of the coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) in Hungary

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22 March 2020

austria

P.Madl C.Benes

Baustellen in Zeiten der Coronakrise

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20 March 2020

romania

G.Bădescu C.Manea

Trade associations must pay attention to competition rules! The risk of fines is real, even during the COVID-19 pandemic

Information conveyed recently via various communication channels in Romania suggests that joint measures and decisions are being adopted at the level of trade or employers' associations to respond to the challenges that the COVID-19 pandemic has raised.

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Czech Republic: What changes will impact your business in connection with COVID-19?

General overview of the coronavirus pandemic and current safeguards

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20 March 2020

hungary

V.Palguta G.Szalóki

Hungary: Extraordinary measures impact the Hungarian banking sector

On 18 March the Hungarian prime minister announced extraordinary measures to be taken as a result of the national emergency caused by COVID-19. Most of these measures have a strong impact on the Hungarian economy; in particular, the banking sector.

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20 March 2020

austria

C.Benes

Bauvertragsrecht - Behinderungen der Leistungserbringung durch COVID-19

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19 March 2020

austria

G.Leissler

Wenn Verträge wegen Corona unerfüllbar werden

This article was first published on DerStandard, 19.3.2020

Die Bekämpfung des Coronavirus bedingt massive Einschränkungen für uns alle. Auch in Vertragsbeziehungen können als Folge der Corona-Krise zahlreiche Probleme auftreten

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19 March 2020

romania

C.Ştirbu V.Stropșa

State of emergency declared in Romania: main points for legal impact on companies

The President of Romania has declared a state of emergency in Romania as of 16 March 2020, for a duration of 30 days, in the context of COVID-19.

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COVID-19 Update – Croatia – Tax / Banking & Finance

On 19 March 2020 the Croatian Parliament adopted a series of laws aiming to reduce the adverse effects of the coronavirus on the Croatian economy.

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18 March 2020

czech republic

M.Gremillot

Czech Republic: Coronavirus from the employer's perspective

With regard to the current situation related to coronavirus, below we provide information on (i) the latest measures adopted by the Czech authorities, (ii) recommended prevention, (iii) possible measures to be taken by employers, and (iv) where to find relevant information provided by public authorities.

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18 March 2020

austria

A.Farahmand B.Rajal

Informationen zu Ausfuhrbeschränkungen im Zusammenhang mit COVID-19

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16 March 2020

austria

I.Sirakova A.Natterer

Exportverbote für Arzneispezialitäten

Am 01.04.2020 tritt die Verordnung über die Sicherstellung der Arzneimittelversorgung ("AMVS-VO") in Kraft. COVID-19 war zwar nicht der Grund für die Erlassung der Verordnung, die Auswirkungen der Corona-Pandemie könnten jedoch schnell zum ersten größeren Anwendungsfall der AMVS-VO werden.

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16 March 2020

austria

A.Natterer I.Sirakova

Export bans for medicinal products

On 1 April 2020, the Ordinance on Ensuring the Supply of Medicinal Products (Verordnung über die Sicherstellung der Arzneimittelversorgung, "AMVS-VO" or the "Ordinance") will enter into force.

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16 March 2020

austria

I.Sirakova

Gold rush with disinfectants

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E-healthcare and telehealth become vital to tackling COVID-19 in CEE

Worried about COVID-19? During the outbreak, it is challenging for patients to seek in-person medical care.

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16 March 2020

austria

I.Sirakova

Goldrausch mit Desinfektionsmitteln

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Einführung von Kurzarbeit infolge des Coronavirus

Als Instrument zur Aufrechterhaltung des Beschäftigungsstandes hat sich die Kurzarbeit in wirtschaftlich schwierigen Zeiten, wie etwa während der Finanz- und Wirtschaftskrise 2008/2009, bewährt.

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12 March 2020

austria

G.Leissler

Grundlegende Information: Epidemiegesetz und Verordnungen

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12 March 2020

austria

G.Leissler

Die Meldepflicht unter dem EpidemieG: Datenschutzrechtliche Aspekte

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11 March 2020

austria

P.Ocko

Coronavirus – Auswirkungen auf Vertragsbeziehungen und kurzfristiger Handlungsbedarf (German)

Das Coronavirus stellt nicht nur die Gesellschaft allgemein, sondern auch die Wirtschaft vor große Herausforderungen.

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10 March 2020

austria

S.Kühteubl

Coronavirus: Arbeitsrechtliche Aspekte

In den letzten Tagen sind Arbeitgeber (AG) mit zahlreichen Medieninformationen und behördlichen Stellungnahmen zum Coronavirus konfrontiert worden.

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06 March 2020

austria

G.Leissler

Coronavirus – general legal information

The duty to report suspected coronavirus infections and the statutory basis for related compulsory measures is predominantly set forth in the Austrian Pandemic Act 1950 (Epidemiegesetz 1950) and its related ordinances and decrees, as issued by the Federal Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Consumer Protection.

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05 March 2020

austria

G.Leissler

Rechtliche Informationen zum Coronavirus (German)

Das Auftreten des Coronavirus in Österreich hat trotz aller behördlichen Bemühungen Unsicherheit und Informationsbedarf verursacht.

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04 March 2020

austria

R.Perner

Hauptversammlungen: Keine Absagen trotz Corona

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