What should companies do during the outbreak of coronavirus? (updating)
Coronavirus outbreak, quarantines, and travel bans change our work routines and business activities. Companies today need to adapt quickly and to do so they very often need legal help. Here you will find an overview of what our members can do at the time of the pandemic:
Wikborg Rein, an international law firm with headquarters in Oslo and NUCC member, has made an overview of different sectors they can provide legal assistance to. How to deal with personal information of employees or tackle labor law issues in Norway? How does insurance coverage work for land-based business, fish farming, shipping and the offshore industry in today’s conditions? These and more questions can be tricky and therefore need to be supported by lawyers. Wikborg Rein can assist with advice on how to best handle such situations. Please read more here (in Norwegian).
Arzinger, an independent law firm with the Head office in Kyiv and NUCC member, has issued a legal alert on work arrangements during the outbreak of coronavirus or other respiratory diseases. Here you will find useful tips on what to do If employees express symptoms during a working day, how to arrange business trips or how to arrange for employees with children, whose schools are closed for quarantine.
The company strongly suggests following all the recommendations developed pursuant to the CMU Ordinance dated 03.02.2020 No93-р «On measures to prevent the transmission and spread in Ukraine of the acute respiratory disease caused by Coronavirus 2019- nCoV».
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First Chair Legal
NUCC member First Chair Legal – a law boutique, specialized in the foreign-related business support in Ukraine -provides NUCC members with free answers to questions related to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on business. To get an answer, contact the company’s office in any convenient way: by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 0322 474 667.
Here are a few useful informative pagers the company developed:
- What is Force Majeure
- Data security during COVID-19
- E-signature as one of main contactless trend facilitators
Also, we would like to remind you of the First Chair Legal blog about legislative changes related to the pandemic: https://medium.com/@FirstChairLegal
CMS Ukraine – one of the Top 10 Global Law Firm and NUCC member – has also prepared a series of publications for business on topics related to COVID-19:
- COVID-19 crisis response
- COVID19: Impact on Financings in Ukraine
- CMS Doing Business and Investing in Ukraine – Banking and Finance Practice
- Coronavirus and contract breaches in CEE
The company is conducting a survey on how COVID-19 impacts businesses nowadays to be able to develop optimal solutions and support companies today (*in Ukrainian*).
Our member Asters – the largest Ukrainian law firm with global reach – outlined key questions that companies and their boards should consider as they navigate the uncertain era of COVID-19 outbreak. The company launched also at its website the COVID-19 Legal Support Hub, which provides for topical insights on the key legal issues affecting businesses in Ukraine and possible solutions.
We will keep you updated and share more advice on how to keep your business up and running. NUCC is following the situation, feel free to contact us if you have any questions regarding the issue!