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Covid-19 coronavirus: Access to new debt and equity during the corona crisis

Fundamental changes for restructuring and shareholder loans

In the opinion of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, the crisis triggered by Covid-19 represents the biggest challenge since World War II. The federal government and some state governments have adopted aid packages offering companies support in this challenging situation. In particular,the Act on Mitigating the Effects of the Covid-19 Pandemic in civil, insolvency and criminal procedure law (Gesetz zur Abmilderung der Folgen der Covid-19-Pandemie im Zivil-, Insolvenz- und Strafverfahrensrecht) permits short-term measures to secure liquidity and other stabilisation measures through unprecedented legal changes, including in civil and insolvency law.

Read more about the fundamental changes for restructuring and shareholder loans.