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  1. 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 ...

  2. Legal news
    09 February 2021
    UK Supreme Court unanimously finds in favour of policyholders in landmark COVID-19 business interruption insurance test case
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/uk/uk-supreme-court-covid19-business-interruption-insurance-test-case

    A landmark decision from the UK Supreme Court has found in favour of business interruption insurance policyholders and widened the scope of policies which may now provide coverage for losses caused by the COVID-19 ...

  3. Legal news
    05 May 2020
    Italy: An Updated Look at the Retail Sector
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/italy/italy-an-updated-look-at-the-retail-sector

    Further to our previous update, on April 26 the Italian President of the Council of Ministers issued a further Decree to specify the measures for the containment of the COVID-19 emergency, the so-called "Phase Two".

  4. Legal news
    29 May 2020
    Italy: Law Decree 19 May 2020, no. 34 - "Relaunch Decree": measures for enterprises
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/italy/covid-19-alert-tax-decreto-rilancio

    The health emergency in Italy following the coronavirus (COVID-19), and the related economic crisis, has also had important consequences from a tax point of view.

  5. Legal news
    24 March 2020
    COVID-19 in Italy: A Retailer's Perspective
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/italy/covid-19-in-italy-a-retailers-perspective

    On 22 March the Italian President of the Council of Ministers issued the "Close Italy" ("Chiudi Italia") Decree no. 18/2020 in response to the growing COVID-19 pandemic. This implemented even more radical and stringent ...

  6. Legal news
    28 October 2020
    France: Losses incurred as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic: the battle is intensifying between insurers and merchants before the French courts
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/france/losses-incurred-as-a-result-of-the-covid-19-pandemic-the-battle-is-intensifying-between-insurers

    After a widely reported first decision issued by the Paris Commercial Court on 22 May 2020 in the Rostang vs. Axa France case, disputes between insurers and merchants (in most instances, restaurateurs) before the French ...

  7. Legal news
    03 July 2020
    UK: Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 – An overview of the main changes and how companies can use the reforms to their best advantage
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/corporate-insolvency-and-governance-act-2020

    The Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 (the "Act") represents big changes to the current insolvency legislative framework and potentially to companies who may be affected by an insolvency within their supply ...

  8. Legal news
    16 September 2020
    UK: English High Court provides welcome guidance for policyholders in FCA Business Interruption Insurance test case
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/uk/english-high-court-provides-welcome-guidance-for-policyholders

    On Tuesday 15 September, the English High Court published its highly anticipated judgment in the FCA's expedited business interruption insurance test case, The Financial Conduct Authority v Arch and Others [2020] EWHC ...

  9. Legal news
    29 April 2020
    UK: Regulatory Guidance for Retail Businesses Manufacturing and Supplying Personal Protection Products during COVID-19
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/uk/uk-regulatory-guidance-for-retail-businesses-manufacturing-and-supplying

    Retail businesses across the world are repurposing their production lines in an effort to address the shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) and hand sanitiser, which are crucial to the fight against COVID-19. ...

  10. Legal news
    30 June 2020
    UK: Crisis driven changes to trading activity
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/uk/crisis-driven-changes-to-trading-activity

    Businesses grappling with the broad range issues brought about by the pandemic will be conserving cash wherever possible. In the UK, they may have taken advantage of the Job Retention Scheme to continue paying staff or ...