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Guidance for directors of Jersey, Guernsey and BVI companies in extraordinary economic circumstances

We are living in challenging times, arguably far more challenging than in 2008 given the supply and the demand side issues all businesses are facing, and the concerns as to our personal well-being and that of those around us. Against such a backdrop, informed decision-making by directors is all the more complicated, and so too any assessment of the risks that directors face in trying to steer a company through what are often unchartered waters.

Covid-19 – A ‘supervening event’?

Could these fundamental financial changes provide a basis for reopening financial remedy orders on the basis that the financial impact of the pandemic constitutes a new event which has fundamentally undermined or invalidated the basis of the original order?

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