Coronavirus

The recent outbreak of the coronavirus COVID-19 has quickly evolved from a local issue to a global crisis. In addition to the tragic human loss, the disease is having and will continue to have a profound economic impact. On this page we will be providing regular legal updates on issues affecting our clients’ businesses around the world. Below is a list of our published updates.

 

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Unlucky: Do the recent changes to the Federal Reserve’s powers under Section 13(3) of the Federal Reserve Act inhibit future action?
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Practical Tips to Prepare for Upcoming Quarterly Disclosures
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Federal Reserve Releases New Details About TALF 2.0
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Returning to Work (While Social Distancing): Top Considerations for US Employers
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US IRS Provides Guidance Regarding Employee Retention Tax Credit Under the CARES Act
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US CARES Act: Relief Available to US Subsidiaries of Latin American Companies
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Social bonds – building COVID-19 relief into debt funding programmes
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Payroll Protection Program and the Bank Secrecy Act: Balancing Aid to Small Businesses with Financial Crime Risks
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COVID-19 Triggers DOJ and State AG Initiatives, and a Proposed Federal Addition to United States’ Price Gouging Framework
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Welcome to the CARES Act Title IV and Federal Reserve Main Street Loan Facility Eligibility Tool

   

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SEC Emphasizes Importance of Robust Forward-Looking Disclosure for Q1 to Address COVID-19

Practical Steps to Approach Q1 Disclosures

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The CARES Act’s Paycheck Protection Loan Program for Smaller and Specially Qualified Businesses
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Paycheck Protection Program: Participation by Non-Bank Lenders
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Lending a Helping Hand: non-profit benefits under the CARES Act
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US CARES Act: Relief Available to US Subsidiaries of European Companies
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Hospital and Health Care Provider Reimbursement under the CARES Act
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Post CARES Act: Infrastructure Stimulus Contemplated for Phase 4
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CARES Act: Considerations for Lessors and Lenders in Asia-Pacific
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Help on the way: CARES Act benefits small businesses
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FAQs on SBA's Interim Final Rules on the Paycheck Protection Program
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Questions of interest to non-US companies under the CARES Act
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CARES Act: Mid-Sized Business Lending Program
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CARES Act Update: Our insights in the first week since enactment
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Mitigating Risk of Fraud During the COVID-19 Crisis
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A Novel Antitrust Defense for COVID-19 Agreements:

Section 708 of the Defense Production Act

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Federal bank regulators modify rules to encourage banks to lend amidst COVID-19 crisis
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Help on the horizon: Aviation and the new CARES Act

Unprecedented aid is available for US aviation industry participants severely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic

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CARES Act Provides No Relief from Antitrust Laws, but Deference on COVID-19-Related Coalitions from DOJ/FTC Will Be Fact-Specific
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Implications of the CARES Act for International Trade
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FAQs on the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) under the CARES Act for Small Business, Friends and Neighbors
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Impact of the CARES Act on the Medical Device Industry
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FAQs on the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) for Food Service and Accommodation Franchisees
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Congress Passes $2.2 Trillion COVID-19 Stimulus Bill
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Impact of the CARES Act on the Pharmaceutical and Medical Devices Industries
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Historic US Disaster Relief Legislation in Response to COVID-19 Crisis Will Have a Significant Impact on Companies and Their Employees Through Changes in the Tax Code and Related Provisions