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Coronavirus Legal Implications

Governments and companies are entering uncharted waters with the raging spread of the COVID-19 virus. As we keep up to date with the latest news and advice, Fieldfisher is working with a number of companies to help plan for different scenarios and to ensure that we deal with relevant legal implications in the best way for each company.

Impact will be felt in commercial, corporate, employment and regulatory areas and our teams stand ready to work with you. It is a difficult time and we hope that you and your families stay well.

In corporate law, clients face the prospect of heavily disrupted transactions due to travel limitations, as well as commercial concerns. Our Corporate team has a proven track record of partnering with clients on a cross-border basis to achieve their goals, and would be happy to assist with any concerns you may have.

Fieldfisher's Dispute Resolution group is also on hand to advise clients on any concerns, particularly in relation to force majeure contractual disputes as a result of the outbreak but also strategic advice on the potential disruption of court proceedings.

We also have a pro-active Real Estate COVID-19 advisory team, who have been supporting clients with any queries they have in relation to the virus. The current situation has understandably unsettled a large number of landlords and tenants, but our team is on hand to advise on a variety of legal implications such as rent and lease agreements.

Our Financial Services experts have been closely monitoring the latest COVID-19 developments. The team is already advising on the Bank of England's COVID-19 Corporate Financing Facility (CCFF), helping corporate clients take full advantage of financial support to aid them through the current crisis. Our lawyers are also on hand to support small businesses access and understand the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) recently announced by the government. The team would be happy to discuss how best to help you through these turbulent times. 

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Please feel free to contact us in relation to any COVID-19 concerns, we will be happy to direct you to the best-placed expert for your needs.

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