COVID-19: Implications for Business

Rightfully labelled as a human tragedy, the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) has forced us to think and act differently. Beyond the human response, now is the time to think about what the consequences may be for your business, and how best you can prepare for those.

Corporate and M&A - View Our Insights

COVID-19 and Hong Kong corporate law

We examine the impact of COVID-19 on Hong Kong corporate law and outline some helpful suggestions for listed and private companies.

COVID-19 and Hong Kong private education

We examine the impact on the Hong Kong education market to date, outline some likely trends and provide our top tips for dealing with the impact.

COVID-19 impact on Hong Kong M&A transactions

We examine the impact of COVID-19 on the Hong Kong M&A market, outline some likely trends and provide our top tips for dealing with the impact.

Finance and Restructuring - View Our Insights

Impact of Coronavirus on Finance Transactions

We look at the impact of coronavirus on finance transactions under English and Australian law, and put forward some practical suggestions.

Funds and Private Equity - View Our Insights

Impact of COVID-19 on Private Fundraisings, Comparisons to GFC and Looking Ahead

We sum up the effects of COVID-19 on private fundraising activities, with our advice for fund managers on the innovations for fundraising.

Labour and Employment - View Our Insights

Outbreak of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) – Obligations and issues from an employment law perspective

We explore the rights and obligations of both employers and employees from an employment law perspective during the coronavirus outbreak.

Regulatory - View Our Insights

Tips for financial institutions to support customers and thwart criminals benefitting from COVID-19: FATF reports

The Financial Action Task Force published a paper on the potential money laundering and terrorist financing risks and the necessary responses.

Guidance from the SFC and the HKEX on Results Announcements in view of Travel and Other Restrictions from the Coronavirus Outbreak

We sum up the joint statement of the SFC and HKEX on restrictions arising from the Coronavirus Outbreak.

Business continuity and regulatory compliance amidst the coronavirus outbreak

We outline practical steps that businesses should consider taking for business continuity and regulatory compliance in such tumultuous times.

COVID-19: SFC extends deadlines and signals focus on transparency, market integrity and controls

We sum up the SFC's guidance to intermediaries in response to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Securities & Capital Markets - View Our Insights

Does my debt offering circular need to mention COVID-19? (Part 1)

We examine the SEC guidance on the reasons for disclosing the impact on an issuer’s business of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Does my debt offering circular need to mention COVID-19? (Part 2)

We continue to examine the SEC guidance on the reasons for disclosing the impact on an issuer’s business of the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19 Biweekly Wrap-Up

From the substantial stimulus measures announced to the impact of COVID-19 on foreign investment in Hong Kong. This is what we have covered in the past two weeks.

Checklist: Issues for business

Our lawyers have highlighted top legal issues and core strategic considerations to help you navigate the challenges caused by the spread of COVID-19.

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COVID-19 insights from Australia

View insights on the changing situation in Australian Corporate and M&A, Consumer and Health, Contract and Supply Chain, Finance and Insolvency, Foreign Investment and more.

COVID-19 insights from Europe and the Middle East

View insights on the changing situation in the UK, Germany, Spain and the UAE.

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