Our specialists are at your service in these challenging times. Here you will find answers to questions about the coronavirus (COVID-19) that have been asked a lot.
Employment and costs
- The Corona virus causes many uncertainties and questions among entrepreneurs. For the purpose of job and income security, the temporary Emergency Measure Bridging Work for the Preservation of Work (NOW) has been introduced. What are relevant issues for employers?
- To combat the spread of the coronavirus, many people work at home on the orders of the security regions and their employers, which means that work and private life are increasingly intertwined. What should employers take into account when complying with privacy regulations?
- As the coronavirus outbreak continues to spread, there has been increased focus from the Dutch Central Bank on the contingency plans of pension funds and pension insurers. How should pension funds and pension insurers act?
Contracts and obligations
- As a result of the far-reaching government measures, you as a contracting party may no longer be able to fulfil your contractual obligations, such as, for example, supplying certain products and/or services. Are there possibilities to fulfil these contractual obligations, temporarily or permanently?
- The COVID-19 virus has a major impact on economic activity, also within the real estate and construction sector. Some of the consequences of the outbreak are a decrease in real estate investments, a less rapid rise in rents and a fall in the price of real estate shares on the stock exchange. What are the effects of the coronavirus on the construction sector?
- The COVID-19 virus outbreak already has a major impact on the international economy and businesses worldwide. What are the effects in the Netherlands for landlords and tenants of commercial real estate
- Does COVID-19 qualify as force majeure for IT-related service?
- What measures have been taken so far by the Dutch government and representatives of market parties that are relevant to parties with an interest in the Dutch CRE finance market?
Tax, Public Measures and Support
- The Dutch government presented several tax measures aimed at mitigating the negative impact of the coronavirus. They have chosen a targeted approach, mainly aimed at eliminating temporary liquidity issues to support businesses. What is the impact of these measures and actions which can be considered to mitigate liquidity issues?
- Governments across Europe are announcing new measures to soften the economic blow of the corona virus. Many sectors including entertainment, (air) transport and the horeca branch are urgently seeking financial support from the government. What can we expect?
Restructuring and corporates
- What is the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on credit facilities and the economic measures announced by the Dutch government to provide credit support for credit facilities made available to SMEs?
- As the COVID-19 outbreak further develops as a global health crisis, it is also having a profound economic impact on our economy. Global trade has slowed down considerably, and many businesses are affected. Although all sectors are affected, some industries (e.g. (air) transport and hospitality) are being hit particularly hard. In what way can companies cut costs, but ultimately restructure their debts in an attempt to continue their business?
- Current developments regarding the coronavirus COVID-19 impact companies in various respects. What are the relevant Dutch corporate law implications that merit consideration by companies and their directors?
- What are implications on intellectual property law?