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Arbitration in the Time of COVID-19. The Romanian Perspective
Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen, March 2020

Amid the spread of COVID-19, the Romanian President decreed a state of national emergency in Romania, with express measures to be taken in the justice system. Although the Decree does not refer to arbitration, the state of national emergency and the need of social distancing inevitably impact it as well...

How will the COVID-19 Outbreak Affect my Ongoing Arbitration
Haynes and Boone, LLP, March 2020

Thousands of disputes are dealt with by way of international arbitration every year and it is inevitable that when most countries started introducing social distancing measures, a number of arbitrations were either part heard or just about to start and will have been derailed, at least to some extent...

COVID-19 and Force Majeure: How to Handle Existing Contractual Liabilities and Enter into New Contracts
Ellex Klavins, March 2020

Force Majeure clauses are used in many contracts in the most diverse business areas. These contractual provisions are rarely invoked in practice in Latvia, as the parties usually do not face any circumstances that could qualify as Force Majeure...

Aircraft Finance & Leasing in Indonesia
Makarim & Taira S., March 2020

The Indonesian aviation sector has grown rapidly over the past few years. Due to this, airlines and lessors have been capitalising on the general availability of diverse sources of funding. In particular, aircraft sale-leaseback or lease trans-actions are used more frequently due to competitive pricing and Indonesia has been trying to develop a legal framework to accommodate the financing and leasing of aircraft...

“Flattening the Curve” of Post-Pandemic Disputes
Wardynski & Partners, March 2020

Justice systems around the world will soon be exposed to the same pressure as is currently crushing healthcare systems in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. What can judges and advocates doto “flatten the curve” and increase the resilience of the justice system as it awaits the post-pandemic wave of disputes? Healthcare systems around the globe are wobbling, and in some states collapsing under atsunami of Covid-19 cases...

Oh, and One More Thing, Cybersecurity: A COVID-19 Checklist
Haynes and Boone, LLP, March 2020

As if businesses did not have enough to worry about during this COVID-19 pandemic, it’s times like these when cybersecurity risk is at its peak. Distracted employees may be psychologically vulnerable to attack, and shifting quickly and unexpectedly to a remote workforce can create technology and control risks. It’s a perfect storm for cyber risk...

Relevant Aspects of the Enforcement of Commercial Contracts in Chile in Cases of Non-Compliance Resulting from COVID-19 Outbreak
Carey, March 2020

We foresee that, as a result of the current situation of the Covid-19 outbreak in Chile, there may be a significant increase in breaches to the obligations set forth in commercial contracts, under the argument of force majeure...

Safe-Passage Permits and Authorizations
Carey, March 2020

This news alert includes information on the way in which the authorization for safe passage permits shall be granted on account of the nighttime curfew that stands in Chile as of the evening of this Sunday 22 March 2020, as an additional measure to face the Covid-19 pandemic: Individual safe-passage permit Collective safe-passage permit Permanent authorization for emergency personnel Authorization for companies and people who carry out transport of goods Airport Staff Passengers

Chilean Government Announces New Measures and how Chilean Courts of Law will be Operating Due to COVID-19
Carey, March 2020

Chilean goverment announces new measures in the face of COVID-19 pandemic By Ignacio Gillmore and José Ignacio Mercado   Regarding the State of Catastrophe and sanitary alert decreed in Chile in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, on Sunday 22 March 2020, the Chilean Government announced the following 12 measures: Strict quarantine for the extreme-South city of Puerto Williams (except for essential cargo freighting)...

The Transport Sector is Exempted from Norwegian Equivalent to Article 101 TFEU – "Crisis Cartels" in the Wake of the COVID-19 Pandemic
Simonsen Vogt Wiig AS, March 2020

The Norwegian Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries has adopted a new regulation exempting the transport sector from the prohibition in Section 10 of the Norwegian Competition Act; cf. FOR-2020-03-18-340. Section 10 is the national equivalent to Article 101 TFEU and 53 EEA. The new rules are set to apply for three months but may be prolonged or shortened, depending on how the ongoing covid-19 pandemic evolves...

Enforcement of Security Interests and Repossession of Aircraft in Scandinavia – A Brief Practical Note
Simonsen Vogt Wiig AS, March 2020

The aviation industry came to a standstill this month due to the outbreak of the Covid-19 virus, and this has hit the airlines worldwide. With the majority of the fleet on the tarmac, we could potentially see a number of airlines defaulting on their lease agreements and loan facilities. The question of how to enforce security or repossess an aircraft could sadly turn out to be something the lessors and the lenders would have to look into more closely in the time to come...

COVID-19 and the Aviation Industry
MinterEllisonRuddWatts, March 2020

The impact of COVID-19 has thwarted many sectors, but none more than international aviation. Our own national carrier, Air New Zealand, has been severely affected and the recent announcement of the closure of New Zealand’s borders to all non-residents will only exacerbate the impact on this sector...

Corona and Transport Law
Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek, March 2020

In connection with the coronavirus, prices for transport services have increased, in some cases very considerably, such as when a reduction in freight space necessitates rebooking and rescheduling. Not everyone, and not even all commercial customers, may be aware of these price increases. It is also questionable whether corona-related additional costs may always be deemed usual remuneration (Section 632 German Civil Code)...

COVID-19: Update on Law Decree No. 18 of 17 March 2020 Tax Support Measures
Gianni, Origoni, Grippo, Cappelli & Partners, March 2020

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Aspects of Immediate Interest Concerning the Adjudication of Civil Lawsuits During the State of Emergency
Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen, March 2020

We have already entered a state of emergency pursuant to the Decree issued by the President of Romania imposing a state of emergency on the territory of Romania, published in the Official Gazette Part I no. 212 on March 16th, 2020 (the “Decree”), and we can already see the changes and reactions triggered by this situation. The state of emergency proclaimed for a period of 30 days starting from March 16th, 2020 has a far-reaching impact in all domains...

Recent Measures Implemented by the UAE Authorities In Response to COVID-19
Afridi & Angell, March 2020

The UAE authorities have been dynamic in implementing measures to control the spread of COVID-19 within the UAE. Please find below a non-exhaustive list of noteworthy measures that have been implemented by various UAE authorities to date...

COVID-19: Movement Control Regulations in Malaysia
Shearn Delamore & Co., March 2020

Dear valued clients and business partners, We are pleased to bring you the latest update as of 18 March 2020 from our Dispute Resolution Practice Group...

What are the Effects of COVID-19 and the Measures Recently Taken by the Federal Government on Litigation Proceedings?
DORDA, March 2020

CIVIL LITIGATION What are the effects of COVID-19 and the measures recently taken by the federal government on litigation proceedings? Will the civil courts remain in operation? As of 16 March 2020, a regulation amending the rules of procedure for courts of first and second instance will come into force. This regulation provides for a restriction of court services limited to the strict minimum...

Civil Litigation: What are the Effects of COVID-19 and the Measures Recently Taken by the Federal Government on Litigation Proceedings?
DORDA, March 2020

Will the civil courts remain in operation? As of 16 March 2020, a regulation amending the rules of procedure for courts of first and second instance will come into force. This regulation provides for a restriction of court services limited to the strict minimum. In the implementation decree, the Federal Ministry of Justice clarified that the courts will remain in operation only to the extent necessary...

Shipping: The COVID-19 and Its Impact on Shipping #2
Simonsen Vogt Wiig AS, March 2020

  On 17 February 2020, we wrote our first notes on the effect of the virus on shipping. Since then, both the outbreak as well as the measures against it are spreading wider. Link to our first article about the Covid-19 and its impact on Shipping.  We have received numerous queries from our clients and have assisted in establishing management plans for situations ranging from chartering, to shipbuilding and sale and purchase through to notices to master and crew on board...

The Regime of Limitation Periods During the State of Emergency
Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen, March 2020

Pursuant to Decree no. 195/March 16th, 2020, published in the Official Gazette of Romania no. 212/March 16th, 2020, the President of Romania instated a state of emergency on the entire territory of Romania, for a period of 30 days, starting from March 16th, 2020...

COVID-19 ? Malaysia's Movement Control Order
Shearn Delamore & Co., March 2020

On 16 March 2020, following the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases (Declaration of Infected Local Areas) Order 2020, all the states in Malaysia have been declared as infected areas by the infectious disease, Covid-19. On the same day, the Malaysian Government issued a formal Movement Control Order ("Order”) under the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act 1988 and the Police Act 1967...

El Salvador: How Does the Pandemic Declared by the WHO Affect the Coverage of my Insurance Policies?
Consortium Legal - El Salvador, March 2020

It is normal that an insurance contract does not cover all the different events that are part of the entire risk, since this would imply that the contract was becoming more expensive every day, in the face of the appearance of catastrophic risks or risks that due to different factors do existed before. In this sense, the delimitation of the scope of the insurance contract becomes an important situation to analyze...

Special Update - Coronavirus
Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion & Co., March 2020

The ongoing global outbreak and spread of Novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19), commonly known as coronavirus, is a dramatic event of global proportions, with far-reaching implications in a wide range of areas. The spread of coronavirus directly affects capital markets, global supply chains, worldwide transportation, large-scale events and conferences, and many other aspects of commerce and business, domestic and international...

COVID-19 Consequences for Contracts – Now and in the Future
MinterEllisonRuddWatts, March 2020

With the disruption to business caused by COVID-19, it is timely to consider your contractual position both for contracts that are “on foot” as well as your future contracting position. “On foot” contracts For customers and suppliers alike, delays or non-performance of obligations are an inevitable result of COVID-19...

 

 

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