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CEELM Covid-19 Comparative Legal Guide: Contracts
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The outbreak of the COVID-19 virus, which may yet be some way off its peak, has already caused significant loss of life and suffering in many countries around the globe. Its impact, like the impact of the measures taken to try to contain it or mitigate its effects, continues to grow at both a macroeconomic and an individual business level.

As governments and central banks intervene across the globe to address the impact of the virus on communities, commerce, and the financial markets, many businesses are facing new and difficult challenges in relation to many aspects of their operations. Whilst some sectors, such as travel and tourism, leisure and hospitality, shipping, logistics, and retailers are particularly badly affected, almost every significant business in Europe and beyond will have important issues to grapple within the coming days, weeks, and months.

This CEELM Covid-19 Comparative Legal Guide: Contracts sets out to summarise, at a high level, certain key issues that will face any business with operations in the CEE region and is intended to serve as an overview of issues to consider and possible challenges and mitigants in each jurisdiction covered. There is a particular focus on contractual issues, including circumstances where performance of a contract may be excused (or may not be excused) by force majeure provisions or legal doctrines such as frustration or impossibility. Even for lawyers who deal with commercial contracts for a living (whether inhouse or as external advisers), such areas of the law may be unfamiliar or largely forgotten, yet may now be of relevance in many contexts and may be of particular interest to executives and other decision-makers within companies. We hope this guide is a useful starting point to identifying some of the key issues and considerations as business seeks to find a path through the present uncertain and rapidly changing situation.

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CEELM Covid-19 Comparative Legal Guide: Contracts in Austria

Covid-19 and Contracts in Austria

Contributed by Graf Patsch Taucher, member of PONTES

CEELM Covid-19 Comparative Legal Guide: Contracts in Belarus

Covid-19 and Contracts in Belarus

Contributed by Arzinger

CEELM Covid-19 Comparative Legal Guide: Contracts in Bulgaria

Covid-19 and Contracts in Bulgaria

Contributed by Gugushev & Partners, Member of PONTES

CEELM Covid-19 Comparative Legal Guide: Contracts in Croatia

Covid-19 and Contracts in Croatia

Contributed by Cipcic-Bragadin Mesic & Associates

CEELM Covid-19 Comparative Legal Guide: Contracts in the Czech Republic

Covid-19 and Contracts in the Czech Republic

Contributed by Rowan Legal

CEELM Covid-19 Comparative Legal Guide: Contracts in Estonia

Covid-19 and Contracts in Estonia

Contributed by Cobalt

CEELM Covid-19 Comparative Legal Guide: Contracts in Hungary

Covid-19 and Contracts in Hungary

Contributed by Nagy es Trocsanyi

CEELM Covid-19 Comparative Legal Guide: Contracts in Latvia

Covid-19 and Contracts in Latvia

Contributed by Cobalt

CEELM Covid-19 Comparative Legal Guide: Contracts in Lithuania

Covid-19 and Contracts in Lithuania

Contributed by Cobalt

CEELM Covid-19 Comparative Legal Guide: Contracts in Moldova

Covid-19 and Contracts in Moldova

Contributed by Schoenherr

CEELM Covid-19 Comparative Legal Guide: Contracts in North Macedonia

Covid-19 and Contracts in North Macedonia

Contributed by Knezovic & Associates, member of Adriala

CEELM Covid-19 Comparative Legal Guide: Contracts in Poland

Covid-19 and Contracts in Poland

Contributed by Penteris

CEELM Covid-19 Comparative Legal Guide: Contracts in Romania

Covid-19 and Contracts in Romania

Contributed by Ijdelea Mihailescu

CEELM Covid-19 Comparative Legal Guide: Contracts in Serbia

Covid-19 and Contracts in Serbia

Contributed by JPM Jankovic Popovic Mitic

CEELM Covid-19 Comparative Legal Guide: Contracts in Slovenia

Covid-19 and Contracts in Slovenia

Contributed by Law firm KBP, member of Adriala

CEELM Covid-19 Comparative Legal Guide: Contracts in Turkey

Covid-19 and Contracts in Turkey

Contributed by Kolcuoglu Demirkan Kocakli

CEELM Covid-19 Comparative Legal Guide: Contracts in the UK

Covid-19 and Contracts in the United Kingdom

Contributed by Slaughter and May

CEELM Covid-19 Comparative Legal Guide: Contracts in Ukraine

Covid-19 and Contracts in Ukraine

Contributed by Avellum