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Covid-19 and damages for negligent advice

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused historic losses across financial markets and business, exacerbated by the oil price war between OPEC and Russia. What is next for companies and investors who face losses as a result of what are now extremely disadvantageous transactions?

Poland: Coronavirus: Impacts on employment in Poland

Information current as of: 23.03.2020 Home Office The new legislation enacted in response to the outbreak of the COVID-19 crisis (“Crisis Act“), allows employers to order any employee employed to perform his/her work determined in the employment contract remotely. The employee’s consent is not required. According to the National Labour Inspectorate, an order to work […]

Effects of the Covid-19 crisis on limitation periods

The 2nd COVID-19 Act, which came into force on 22 March 2020 following the announcement in the Federal Law Gazette (BGBl 16 / I / 2020), also contains a federal law regarding accompanying measures to COVID-19 in the judiciary. There is also a substantively significant provision in Section 2: The period from the entry into […]

Building contract law – hindrance to the provision of services by Covid-19

The occurrence of Covid-19 is arguably a case of force majeure. This is to be assigned to the neutral sphere. The consequences of this for construction projects depend on the work contracts. If the client and contractor have not agreed on the applicability of ÖNORM B 2110, the ABGB applies . According to the ABGB, […]

Lawyers were allowed to receive a fee

On March 1, Federal law No. 400-FZ dated 02.12.2019 “on amendments to the Federal law “on advocacy and the bar in the Russian Federation” (hereinafter — Law No. 400-FZ) came into force. The changes secured the right to a success fee for holders of the status of lawyer. But it’s not that simple. To begin […]

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