Covid-19: A UK guide to significant commercial and legal issues

The rapid spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) is a public health challenge that has affected more than 100,000 individuals globally. We are finding from our clients that many business continuity plans are not robust enough to help businesses manage the growing and evolving global nature of the outbreak and its potential disruption, both in the short and long terms.

To assist businesses and their legal, treasury and company secretarial teams in tackling the challenges presented by the Covid-19 epidemic, our guide highlights some of the main issues that UK-based businesses should be thinking about in light of the current environment, as well as some practical tips to be considered.

Topics covered in this guide include:

  • Operational resilience;
  • Workforce wellbeing;
  • Managing commercial relationships, including supply chains and commercial contracts;
  • Reporting, meetings and transactional issues, including disclosure of inside information and impact on transactions
  • Impact on regulated firms in the financial services sector; and
  • Financing issues, including capital markets and loan financings and cash flow issues

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