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  1. Legal news
    03 April 2020
    Insights on the governmental measures taken in response to COVID-19 in Hungary
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/hungary/insights-on-the-governmental-measures-taken-in-response-to-covid-19-in-hungary

    1. An important piece of legislation designed to address and mitigate the potentially grave economic consequences of the coronavirus, Governmental Decree No. 47/2020 (III.18.) entered into force on 19 March 2020 (the ...

  2. Legal news
    30 April 2020
    Hungary: Changes in the operation of Hungarian companies due to the COVID-19 pandemic
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/hungary/hungary-changes-in-the-operation-of-hungarian-companies-due-to-the-covid-19-pandemic

    Government Decree 102/2020 (IV. 10.) (the “Decree”), which entered into force on 11 April 2020, amends the ordinary decision-making rules of companies in response to the state of emergency. In general, the purpose of ...

  3. Legal news
    16 April 2020
    COVID-19: The much-awaited new rules of Hungarian short-time working and the State subsidy scheme
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/hungary/covid-19-the-much-awaited-new-rules-of-hungarian-short-time-working-and-the-state-subsidy-scheme

    Following the introduction of state subsidies in Western Europe, in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic the Hungarian Government has also adopted a legal framework for reduced working time and the related State subsidy ...

  4. Legal news
    21 April 2020
    Update: Further Clarification to Hong Kong Employment Support Scheme on 20 April 2020
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/hong-kong/further-clarification-to-hong-kong-employment-support-scheme-on-20-april-2020

    The Legislative Council Finance Committee approved funding on 18 April 2020 to launch the HK$81 billion Employment Support Scheme (ESS) as soon as possible.

  5. Legal news
    06 March 2020
    Further guidance to Hong Kong listed companies in light of the outbreak of COVID-19
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/hong-kong/further-guidance-to-hong-kong-listed-companies-in-light-of-the-outbreak-of-covid-19

    Further to our last article in which we discussed that the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (“SEHK”) and the Securities and Futures Commission (“SFC”) issued the Joint Statement in Relation to Results Announcements ...

  6. Legal news
    19 May 2020
    Hong Kong Update: Hong Kong Employment Support Scheme: Further implementation details on 18 May 2020
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/hong-kong/hong-kong-update-hong-kong-employment-support-scheme

    On 18 May 2020, the Government introduced the detailed implementation plan for the Employment Support Scheme (ESS), the application of which will start at 7:00 am on Monday, 25 May 2020 via the ESS Online Portal.

  7. Legal news
    14 May 2020
    Hong Kong: Protection under the Employees' Compensation Ordinance for employees contracting COVID-19
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/hong-kong/protection-under-the-employees-compensation-ordinance-for-employees-contracting-covid-19

    According to a report dated 1 May 2020 issued by the Hong Kong Workers' Health Centre, as of 30 April 2020, there were 74 confirmed cases in which individuals had contracted COVID-19 potentially as a result of their ...

  8. Legal news
    13 May 2020
    Hong Kong Update: Employment Support Scheme - improvement measures and further clarifications on 12 May 2020
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/hong-kong/update-hong-kong-employment-support-scheme-improvement-measures-and-further-clarifications

    On 12 May 2020, the Government unveiled details concerning the latest arrangements for the Employment Support Scheme (ESS). Employers and self-employed persons will be able to apply online starting from 25 May 2020.