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  1. Legal news
    12 January 2021
    Public Procurement in the COVID-19 crisis: opportunities and challenges
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/global/public-procurement-in-the-covid19-crisis-opportunities-and-challenges

    In their response to the urgency of the COVID-19 crisis, contracting authorities within Europe have experienced many challenges.

  2. 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 ...

  3. Legal news
    02 February 2021
    Current Status of COVID-19 Vaccinations in Germany
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/germany/current-status-of-covid-19-vaccinations-in-germany

    As the number of vaccinated people continues to rise, the question of special rights may become more pressing, at least in the private sector. The basic rule under German law is that anyone who allows other people ...

  4. Legal news
    21 April 2020
    COVID-19: ANSM guidance on Data Protection requirements for on-going trials
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/france/covid-19-ansm-guidance-on-data-protection-requirements-for-on-going-trials-in-france

    French data protection law on health research applies to all sponsors, whatever their country of establishment, when they perform clinical trials in France.

  5. Legal news
    09 April 2020
    Increased leeway for cooperation between Pharma and Medical Equipment companies during the COVID-19 crisis
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/increased-leeway-for-cooperation-between-pharma-and-medical-equipment-companies

    Competition rules are aimed at safeguarding healthy competition between companies. For more than half a century the EU and its Member States have vigorously defended effective competition by pursuing and sanctioning ...

  6. Legal news
    17 March 2020
    COVID-19 Spain: "State of alarm" and temporary reduction of workforce
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/spain/covid-19-spain-state-of-alarm-and-temporary-reduction-of-workforce

    On 14 March 2020, the Spanish Government formally declared the "state of alarm", which implies amongst other measures the limitation of citizens' circulation rights and general closure of retail commerce.

  7. Legal news
    12 February 2021
    COVID-19: New Act On PCR Testing Of Labour Force Arriving From Abroad Passed And With Immediate Effect
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/denmark/employment---krav-om-testning

    As a consequence of the covid-19 situation and in light of emerging new virus mutations which may entail increased dissemination, the government has decided to make it a requirement for employers engaging labour force ...

  8. Legal news
    05 March 2021
    COVID-19: Guidance for Employers in Finland
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/finland/covid-19-guidance-for-employers-in-finland

    The outbreak of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) has sparked fears of a worldwide pandemic. Based on the World Health Organization’s declaration that this is a public health emergency of international concern, the Finnish ...

  9. Legal news
    14 January 2021
    Sweden: Can employers force employees to take the COVID-19 vaccine
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/sweden/can-employers-force-employees-to-take-the-covid-19-vaccine

    In Sweden, employers should already now consider that some of their employees will be unwilling to vaccinate, and plan accordingly.

  10. Legal news
    15 February 2021
    A vaccine for COVID-19: risks and liabilities from an international perspective
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/netherlands/a-vaccine-for-covid-19-risks-and-liabilities-in-international-perspective

    As the development of vaccines against COVID-19 is progressing, the question becomes urgent who will be liable if a vaccine is marketed and will cause unexpected adverse effects as a result of the requested speed and ...