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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
    12 March 2021
    Cross-border: COVID-19 State aid under review for the first time
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/global/covid-19-state-aid-under-review-for-the-first-time

    The State Aid Temporary Framework (the ‘Temporary Framework’) has enabled Member States to use the full flexibility foreseen under State aid rules to support their economy in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic. At the ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Legal news
    23 March 2020
    What if COVID-19 makes paying and collecting debts problematic in the Netherlands
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/netherlands/does-covid-19-make-paying-and-collecting-debts-problematic-in-the-netherlands

    It is widely known that COVID-19 imposes immediate difficulties on many companies to pay their bills, and – equally – to collect their own outstanding invoices. In the below we will discuss the most commonly expected ...

  5. Legal news
    24 March 2020
    COVID-19: Consequences for dispute resolution in the Netherlands
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/netherlands/covid-19-consequences-for-dispute-resolution-in-the-netherlands

    The COVID-19 virus also has far-reaching consequences for the accessibility of justice and alternative forms of dispute resolution in the Netherlands. In this article we will tell you what measures have been taken up ...

  6. Legal news
    22 May 2020
    France: Ordinance No. 2020-560 dated 13 May 2020 – New adjustment of the procedural deadlines in the context of the national state of health emergency
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/france/covid-19-et-nouvel-ajustement-des-delais-judiciaires

    With lockdown easing, the French Government modified the system of time limits extensions, especially procedural deadlines, during the health emergency.

  7. Legal news
    19 March 2020
    Force majeure, and beyond: Other contractual and related issues on COVID-19
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/force-majeure-and-beyond-other-contractual-and-related-issues-on-covid-19

    Much of the recent commentary has focused on whether COVID-19 is a force majeure event which would entitle one party to suspend performance or cancel an existing contract but in this briefing we take a holistic approach ...

  8. Legal news
    11 March 2020
    What's the impact of coronavirus on international arbitration?
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/whats-the-impact-of-coronavirus-on-international-arbitration

    This article was originally published in the Global Arbitration Review (GAR) on 7th March 2020. The article was prepared by GAR using insights from Bird & Bird partners Michael Chik, Andrew Robinson, Jonathan Choo and ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...