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Covid-19 coronavirus: Germany insights

How to plan and respond to the legal, regulatory and commercial challenges

How should the global financial services industry and businesses across the world respond to the unprecedented legal, commercial and regulatory risks posed by the Covid-19 pandemic, its profound impact on society and disruption to the ordinary course of  everyone's personal and professional lives?

Businesses of all types need to ensure they are across the relevant issues, have a holistic picture of their risk position and engage with stakeholders appropriately to ensure they are best placed to adapt to a rapidly changing commercial environment. The decisions organisations make today may have far-reaching implications tomorrow.

Our multi-disciplinary teams are working closely with clients on a range of matters including contingency planning, supply chain disruption, employee matters, contractual obligations and handling distressed situations.

We’ve produced a series of insightful analysis, practical checklists and concise guides to help you identify and assess the key legal and commercial issues, how to mitigate risk now and in the future as well as the short and long-term regulatory and operational implications of the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic.

Read the insights below from our lawyers in Germany to help you prepare for the evolving impact of Covid-19 to your business. This site will be updated regularly with the latest thinking from Allen & Overy.

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14 April 2021
SARS-CoV-2 Occupational Health and Safety Regulation: Mandatory testing offer

21 December 2020

Covid-19 Update: Act to further shorten the residual debt discharge procedure - Effects on the Commercial Lease Law

18 December 2020
Covid-19 Update: New Lockdown - Effects of the Federal-State Resolution of 13 December 2020 on the Commercial Rental Law

15 October 2020
Covid-19 update: Reduction of variable remuneration in respect of the Covid-19 pandemic – Questions we are being asked in Germany

04 September 2020
Covid-19 coronavirus: Amendment to COVInsAG

19 June 2020
Foreign Direct Investment Screening in Germany – most recent developments

11 May 2020
Covid-19 coronavirus: DAI proposes comprehensive measures to facilitate capital increases in order to overcome the corona crisis

21 April 2020
Introduction of short-time work – what steps employers in Germany must take now 

02 April 2020
Real estate and Covid-19 coronavirus - the questions we are being asked in Germany

31 March 2020
Covid-19 coronavirus: Access to new debt and equity during the corona crisis

31 March 2020
Covid-19 coronavirus: Temporary suspension of the obligation to file for insolvency proceedings (Update)

27 March 2020
Covid-19 coronavirus: Covid-19-Act and impact on real estate leases

27 March 2020
Covid-19 coronavirus: The Covid-19 Act and its impact on real estate financings in Germany

27 March 2020
Covid-19 coronavirus: German rescue package takes effect


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How is A&O responding to Covid-19?

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Our approach to client service, international travel, meetings and events at this time.