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The recent outbreak of the novel coronavirus has caused disruption across the world. Containment measures, including lockdowns of cities, extensions of public holidays, closures of public services (e.g. courts), cancellation of events, unprecedented “work from home” arrangements, international travel restrictions and quarantine measures are having worldwide impacts.
Businesses and their legal teams will be directly affected by challenges presented by the outbreak. This is particularly the case for companies operating in, dependent on supply chains in, or having close trading links with China or other affected countries. We have highlighted some issues that Boards and General Counsel should be aware of.
To read about what Linklaters is doing to manage the impact of Covid-19, click here.