Australia
Clyde & Co
The Australian Federal Government announced temporary amendments, effective 24 March 2020, to insolvency and corporations law in response to the challenges that businesses are facing as a result of the COVID-19 crisis.
Canada
Watson Goepel LLP
Given the current climate of uncertainty, with many of us concerned with the health and well-being of our loved ones during the COVID-19 pandemic, thoughts naturally go to ...
Fasken
Businesses and public bodies in Quebec are attempting to put in place all necessary measures to prevent and slow the risks of spreading Covid-19.
Fasken
On March 17, 2020, Ontario declared a state of emergency and ordered the closing of restaurants, movie theaters and concert venues, among other restrictions.
Fasken
Fasken recently published two articles (on March 12 and March 13, 2020) relating to alternatives to in-person annual shareholders' meetings in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Gowling WLG
As the current situation with respect to COVID-19 continues to evolve and businesses work to address the impact this will have, the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) are exploring ...
MLT Aikins LLP
As the unfolding COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect the global economy in profound and unprecedented ways, public companies face the challenge of explaining the current and anticipated future impact of COVID-19...
MacDonald & Associates
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that the federal Temporary Wage Subsidy for qualifying small and medium-sized businesses will be increased up to 75% from a previously announced 10% subsidy last week.
MacDonald & Associates
Yesterday, the Ontario Provincial Government passed Bill 186, the Employment Standards Amendment Act, which amended the Employment Standards Act to provide for a special job-protected leave of absence as a result of the pandemic.
Strigberger Brown Armstrong LLP
The Ontario government announced last Friday that it was suspending limitation periods while the province was under a state of emergency because of COVID-19
MacDonald & Associates
We are doing all that we can at MacDonald & Associates to ensure assistance to all as, together, we navigate this unprecedented world health crisis. We will continue to monitor the Federal and Provincial government responses...
Moodys Gartner Tax Law LLP
Today, on March 25, 2020, Canada enacted Bill C-13 An Act respecting certain measures in response to COVID-19 (the "Bill").
Malta
Camilleri Preziosi Advocates
Further to the order of closure of the law courts in Malta on 16th March 2020, the Superintendent of Public Health has issued an order regulating the suspension of legal times.
Nigeria
PUNUKA Attorneys & Solicitors
Various reforms have been ongoing in the financial and commercial landscape for doing business in Nigeria, which impacts on insolvency and restructuring practice in Nigeria.
PUNUKA Attorneys & Solicitors
The Lagos State Government (LASG) and its Governor are blazing the trail towards containment of COVID-19 in Lagos, and the Entire Nigerian Federation.
UK
Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
Most modern constitutions will allow Board and Committee meetings to be held electronically, and provide for written resolutions of both Board and shareholders.
United States
Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz
Several members of Congress wrote to the Federal Trade Commission last week urging the agency to "take immediate action to protect consumers from price gouging during this declared public health emergency."
Foley & Lardner
On March 11, the Internal Revenue Service ("IRS") issued guidance indicating that until further notice, employer high deductible health plans ("HDHPs") can waive deductibles that would otherwise apply to health services for testing and treatment of COVID-19 without taking their health plan out of HDHP status.
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
On March 18, 2020, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released Notice 2020-17 (the "IRS Notice"), which provides relief from federal income tax payment deadlines to U.S. taxpayers in light...
Kane Russell Coleman Logan
As of press time, 11 statewide stay-at-home orders are in effect, with Louisiana being the first state with significant upstream, midstream, and downstream capabilities to be locked down.
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