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  1. 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 ...

  2. Legal news
    11 June 2020
    Singapore: COVID-19 - Rental Waivers for SMEs
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/singapore/singapore-covid-19-rental-waivers-for-smes

    On 5 June 2020, the Parliament of Singapore passed regulations requiring owner-landlords to provide much needed rental waivers to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) facing liquidity pressures arising from ...

  3. Legal news
    24 April 2020
    COVID-19: Guide on How to Seek Rental Relief in Singapore under the COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) Act of 2020
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/singapore/covid-19-guide-on-how-to-seek-rental-relief-in-singapore-under-the-covid-19-temporary-measures-act

    Further to the COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) Act of 2020 ("COVID-19 Act"), authorities in Singapore have urgently published important details on how to access and seek rental relief where one is unable to meet ...

  4. Legal news
    29 April 2020
    Australia: Leasing Measures to Combat COVID-19
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/australia/australia-leasing-measures-to-combat-covid19

    Update: On 24 April 2020, the New South Wales Government enacted the Retail and Other Commercial Leases (COVID-19) Regulation 2020 (NSW) (NSW Regulation) which implements the Code in New South Wales. The NSW Regulation ...

  5. Legal news
    01 June 2020
    Australia: Commercial Leasing COVID-19: Australian State Legislation Comparison – New South Wales and Victoria & Queensland
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/australia/commercial-leasing-covid-19-australian-state-legislation-comparison-new-south-wales-and-victoria

    On 7 April 2020, the National Cabinet announced the Mandatory Code of Conduct for small and medium sized commercial tenancies impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic (the Code). This article will focus on a comparison between ...

  6. Legal news
    29 May 2020
    Australia: Commercial Leasing COVID-19 - Practical considerations for landlords and tenants
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/australia/commercial-leasing-covid19-practical-considerations-for-landlords-and-tenants

    On 7 April 2020, the National Cabinet announced the Mandatory Code of Conduct for small and medium sized commercial tenancies impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic (the Code). Since then several States and Territories have ...

  7. Legal news
    26 May 2020
    Cross-border: COVID-19 and the Hospitality Sector - The big questions facing UK hoteliers and lessons we can learn from China
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/covid-19-and-the-hospitality-sector-the-big-questions-facing-uk-hoteliers-and-lessons-we-can-learn

    In 1976, China was hit by a devastating earthquake in the north-easterly region of Tangshan and lost its leader of thirty years, Mao Zedong. 1976 was the last time the Chinese economy recorded a contraction and, for the ...

  8. Legal news
    11 June 2020
    South East Asia & Pacific: Foreign Direct Investments & COVID-19 Pandemic
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/south-east-asia-and-pacific-foreign-direct-investments-and-covid-19-pandemic

    Throughout the world, many countries have taken aggressive steps to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. Those steps have resulted in high levels of unemployment and many businesses becoming financially distressed. To ...

  9. Legal news
    23 December 2020
    Tech & Comms - 2021 Challenges, Opportunities and Predictions
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/tech-and-comms-2021-challenges-opportunities-and-predictions

    2020 has been one of the most challenging years in living memory, as governments, businesses and individuals have had to adapt to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The enforced global lockdowns have put a spotlight ...