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  1. 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. ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Legal news
    09 April 2020
    COVID-19: Rental Relief in Singapore under the COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) Act of 2020
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/singapore/covid-19-rental-relief-in-singapore-under-the-covid-19-temporary-measures-act-of-2020

    It is expected that many businesses in Singapore will face difficulty paying rent during this period. As such, the government has sought to encourage landlords to be lenient with tenants who are unable to pay rent by ...

  5. Legal news
    29 April 2020
    Poland: A Retailer’s Perspective during COVID-19
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/poland/poland-a-retailers-perspective-during-covid-19

    On 19 April 2020, the Polish Council of Ministers issued a decree that changes previous restrictions implemented by the Decree of 10 April No. 658 to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Poland. This Decree introduces a ...

  6. Legal news
    29 April 2020
    UAE: Update for retailers during COVID-19
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/uae/uae-update-for-retailers-during-covid-19

    As seen in other countries, the UAE has also started to ease some of the restrictions imposed in response to Covid-19. Whilst parts of shopping malls (such as ATMs, supermarkets and pharmacies) have remained open ...

  7. Legal news
    01 April 2020
    Coronavirus (COVID-19) and its impact on retail franchising in the UAE
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/uae/coronavirus-and-its-impact-on-retail-franchising-in-the-uae

    COVID-19 and the subsequent government responses to the pandemic are having a significant impact on retail franchising globally. The UAE has also been impacted with (as the date of this article) mandatory closures of ...

  8. 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 ...

  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
    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.