Overview


In response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, our Global Law Firm Network has assembled a COVID-19 Global Guide for Business.

Our Global Guide is designed for multinational businesses, C-level, human resources executives as well as anyone who is interested in learning about the world’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Global Guide includes succinct answers, provided by legal professionals located in more than 35 countries, to nearly two-dozen important business and employment questions related to those countries’ response to the pandemic.

These legal professionals are members of the McDermott Global Network; without their contributions and continued commitment, this guide would not be possible.

The COVID-19 pandemic and the world’s response are constantly evolving. As a result, we will update the Global Guide as new information becomes available.

Download the complimentary Guide for a breakdown of questions and answers from across Latin America, Europe, Middle East and Africa, the Asia Pacific and North America.

A sample list of questions include:

  • Has your country enacted any special labor or employment measures to deal with COVID-19?
  • Can employers furlough employees during this COVID-19 health crisis?
  • Are the federal, state or municipal governments providing any type of economic relief or support for employers and/or employees during this health crisis?
  • Are employees obligated to disclose to their employer if they have tested positive for COVID-19?
  • How does the principle of force majeure apply under the applicable contract laws of your country?
  • What remedies are available to businesses in the event they default with contractual obligations?
  • Are there any small-business protections available in your country and can the local subsidiary of a foreign entity access them?
  • Has your country issued any tax amnesty or relief programs because of COVID-19?