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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
    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 ...

  4. Legal news
    12 March 2020
    How Franchisors Should Deal with the Impact of COVID-19
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/how-franchisors-should-deal-with-the-impact-of-covid-19

    The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is fundamentally a human crisis, but its impact upon business in general, and franchising in particular, cannot be ignored. Since 24 February, when for the first time there were more ...

  5. Legal news
    30 March 2020
    COVID-19 in Spain: a retailer's perspective
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/spain/covid-19-in-spain-a-retailer's-perspective

    On 14 March the Spanish Council of Ministers issued the Royal Decree 463/2020, of 14 March, declaring the state of alarm for the management of the health crisis situation caused by COVID-19. This Royal Decree, which has ...

  6. Legal news
    07 April 2020
    COVID-19: An updated look at the retail sector in Spain
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/spain/covid-19-an-updated-look-at-the-retail-sector-in-spain

    Further to the Royal Decree 463/2020 of 14 March declaring the state of alarm for the management of the health crisis situation caused by COVID-19 whereby almost all retail stores opened to the general public (but not ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...