As we transition to new ways of operating against a backdrop of a volatile global economic outlook, global businesses are implementing strategies to ensure they can continue to operate in a rapidly changing and increasingly uncertain legal and regulatory landscape. Operational resilience and a clear strategy will be essential for organizations not only to survive, but to thrive, in 2020 and beyond. While protecting public health still remains the priority, many organizations are facing challenges, including major disruption to their supply chains, meeting contractual obligations, bringing people back to the workplace and implications under funding arrangements. Many of these issues need to be navigated on a cross-border basis.
This global resource hub identifies the key issues and provides practical guidance as well as innovative and strategic thinking from our lawyers around the world on the legal and regulatory challenges. Our multi-disciplinary team takes a holistic approach to risk management that spans business units, areas of law and national boundaries.
What the future will hold, as we attempt to shift towards a period of recovery, is unclear. However, we can certainly expect disruption for some time, and businesses will need the assistance of agile legal teams during this time and beyond.
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Global: NRF Resolve: Fast-track dispute resolution
COVID-19 has made it difficult for many companies to perform some of their contractual obligations, giving rise to a high number of corporate disputes, particularly relating to the application of force majeure and change in law provisions.
US: M&A outlook: Strategies for avoiding M&A post-closing disputes
Join a discussion on common drivers of M&A post-closing disputes, best practices and considerations in light of COVID-19.
There’s no place like home: Navigating the remote working landscape
Norton Rose Fulbright invites you to our annual employment and labour seminar for a discussion on current employment and labour issues and trends.
UK: Challenges facing retail banks
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a severe impact on many sectors, and financial institutions are no exception.
US: New York City employers must amend sick leave policies for recent legal changes
Amendments to the New York City ESSTA are in effect, requiring New York City employers to amend existing sick leave policies as soon as possible.
Contact tracing apps: A new world for data privacy
The COVID-19 pandemic has seen governments across the world restricting civil liberties and movement to new levels.
Global: How COVID-19 has exposed vulnerabilities in firms’ financial crime systems and controls
In our previous article we mentioned how the COVID-19 pandemic has exposed certain operational vulnerabilities in firms’ financial crime systems and controls.
UK: Joint ventures: An overview
Here we consider key matters which will be relevant not only at the outset of a joint venture, but also throughout the life of the arrangement.
UK: FCA’s pricing revolution in the general insurance sector set to continue
While it is clear that pricing in the general insurance (GI) sector has been an area of ever increasing focus within UK regulation, with the FCA being driven to an increasingly interventionist rhetoric in light of lukewarm efforts within the industry to implement effective change, the current coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has further amplified an already highly topical issue.
UK: Real Estate Focus – September 2020
In this edition we take a look at an overhaul of the planning use class framework; a business interruption insurance test case; HMRC guidance on VAT and SDLT; and COVID-19-related restrictions on landlords.