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Commercial Dispute Resolution specialist, Senior Associate Kathryn Vickers, reports on Athena v Superdrug [1], the latest case to highlight the risks of doing business informally over e-mail, and offers good practice advice for businesses.

Coronavirus and commercial leases: What landlords and tenants need to know

As the UK begins to tackle the challenges caused by the spread of Coronavirus/COVID-19, Walker Morris has received a number of enquiries from landlord and tenant clients as to how this may affect their property arrangements and obligations. It is now clear the outbreak will significantly disrupt the market. We have already seen the challenges […]

Austria: Coronavirus and taxes

Due to the measures taken by the Austrian government in connection with the outbreak of the corona virus which has now affected Austria (e.g. home quarantine, cancellation of events, closure of shops/restaurants), liquidity shortages and payment difficulties for businesses seem more likely. Accordingly, the Austrian Ministry of Finance has taken the following measures: Taxpayers who […]

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