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  1. Legal news
    13 May 2020
    COVID-19: Guidance for Employers in the Netherlands
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/netherlands/covid-19-guidance-for-employers-in-the-netherlands

    The outbreak of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) has now been confirmed as a worldwide pandemic and the World Health Organization has declared that this is a public health emergency of international concern. Understandably, ...

  2. Legal news
    24 June 2020
    Italy: COVID-19 & Your Global Renewables Supply Chain
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/italy/covid-19-and-your-global-renewables-supply-chain

    The renewables sector is feeling the impact as COVID-19 begins to cause huge global disruption to supply chains. The renewables sector is heavily reliant on global supply chains for raw materials and components, as well ...

  3. Legal news
    09 July 2020
    UK: Coronavirus and Business Interruption (BI) Insurance: do you have coverage?
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/uk/coronavirus-and-business-interruption-bi-insurance

    The COVID-19 pandemic has caused substantial and widespread disruption to businesses across the UK, preventing many from operating in their entirety. Consequently, business owners may look to recover some of their ...

  4. Legal news
    30 March 2020
    COVID-19: Information for F&B Franchisors in the UK
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/uk/covid-19-information-for-f-and-b-franchisors-in-the-uk

    This is a summary of the measures introduced by the Government to combat COVID-19 that will impact on fast food outlets, cafes, coffee shops and restaurants and the financial assistance from the Government available for ...

  5. Legal news
    17 March 2020
    Using electronic signatures to avoid meetings and in-person signings
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/uk/using-electronic-signatures-to-avoid-meetings-and-inperson-signings

    This article briefly considers how electronic signatures may be used for contracts governed by English law, at a time when signatories may be forced to sign documents remotely.

  6. Legal news
    12 August 2020
    Cross-border: COVID-19 related home work does not affect the applicable social security system in the EU
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/covid19-related-home-work-does-not-affect-the-applicable-social-security-system-in-the-eu

    Under prevailing EU regulations, the mandatory national social security system (‘SSS’) applicable to a worker active in the EU in cross-border situations is generally based on the (habitual) place of work. Due to ...

  7. Legal news
    23 March 2020
    The Coronavirus Bill 2020
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/the-coronavirus-bill-2020

    As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to send shockwaves across the globe, it is hard to escape the impact of the virus on individuals and businesses here in the UK. On 19 March 2020, with the stated purpose of enabling a ...

  8. Legal news
    17 March 2020
    Employment situation in Germany concerning SARS-CoV-2/ COVID-19
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/germany/employment-situation-in-germany-concerning-sars-cov-2--covid-19

    So far, there have only been a few cases of SARS-CoV-2/ COVID-19 (“Corona”) in Germany and no specific measures have been taken or guidelines published by the government or national health authorities. In some areas, ...

  9. Legal news
    06 April 2020
    Director's duties and COVID-19
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/directors-duties-and-covid19

    Directors have a duty to act in the best interests of the company. A director has the following general duties under the Companies Act 2006:

  10. Legal news
    03 April 2020
    EU guidelines on the exercise of the free movement of workers during COVID-19 crisis
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/eu-guidelines-on-the-exercise-of-the-free-movement-of-workers-during-covid-19-crisis

    The European Commission just published guidelines on the restrictions of the free movement principles in the context of the current COVID-19 crisis. Based on overriding public security and public health grounds, many ...