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: Covid resolve: Fast-track solutions for COVID-19 disputes
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: Cal / OSHA citations during the pandemic: Are you vulnerable?
Cal/OSHA is on the verge of issuing scores of “serious" citations related to COVID-19, even in the absence of a specific coronavirus standard or regulation.
Australia: Insolvency law refresher for financial institutions
The pandemic has created significant financial and operating challenges for all Australian businesses.
Canada: Addressing domestic violence, telework, and pandemic employment considerations
Rates of domestic violence have increased by 20 to 30 percent across Canada during the COVID-19 pandemic, coinciding with the shift of the workplace from office to home.
Global: COVID-19: Firms confront operational resilience challenges
As the world begins to emerge from lockdown, businesses are having to make enormous adjustments because of the challenges created by COVID-19.