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COVID-19: Responding and adapting

The global coronavirus pandemic has impacted workforces in different ways in each sector. As many global businesses now navigate plans to safely return their employees to the workplace, we are faced with a web of interconnected issues and variations across jurisdictions.

Returning to the workplace

Returning to the workplace

Responding and adapting

Responding and adapting

Industry sector insights

Industry sector insights

Our own response

Our own response

Latest updates

Latest updates

The global coronavirus pandemic is having an impact on businesses in every industry sector in different ways. Whether you are considering the impact on the scope of your operations and transactions, the complexity of your supply chains and the potential for disputes, the shape of your employee networks, or the markets in which you operate, we can help you to strategize, find solutions and implement them.

There are still evolving issues from COVID-19 that need immediate action, activity that can be anticipated to remain operationally effective and longer term issues to be considered now, to allow your business to adapt and be fit for the future. Responding quickly and adapting effectively will help you to stay ahead of the competition.   

You'll need to keep on top of government responses differing around the world, constant changes to policy and legislation in each country, specific issues relevant to your industry and the PR implications of your decisions. We continue to create insights, guides and products to support you and we have built teams from across practices, jurisdictions and industries to develop unique solutions that each business needs.

These are some of the issues we are working through with our clients:

Returning to the workplace, developments in government guidance and applying them to your business, employee engagement, health & safety considerations and the reimagining of workspaces

Planning and deploying crisis response plans, incorporating strategic communications and preparing for future crises

Responding to increased cybersecurity risk and potential to breach data privacy rules and how we can embed privacy and cybersecurity in the solution to this pandemic

Adjusting supply chains, identifying risks, preparing for insolvencies and considering how the globalized market will operate in the future

Dealing with contracting challenges, MACs and breach of representation/warranty in your M&A or joint venture transactions and changing reporting requirements for public companies

Anticipating force majeure claims and the risk of disputes from legislative issues, insurance claims, negligence and product liability, investor-state disputes, transaction and shareholder litigation and class actions

Re-evaluating business priorities, transactions and relationships for reduced availability of capital, restructuring and insolvency concerns and looking for opportunities for distressed M&A

Accessing finance and government support, including the U.S. federal loan relief programs and EU stimulus packages, then adapting when the stimulus is challenged or reduced

Preparing to engage with government, the potential for increased government influence, spending and changing regulatory policy, with an eye on the U.S. election, Brexit and Chinese foreign policy

Rethinking our ways of working and living to create new business models for the future that fast-track digital transformation

Reacting to increased economic nationalism, protectionist trade & immigration policies, localizing supply chains and restrictions to foreign direct investment

Building back better with positive social and environmental impact, the need for business integrity, re-evaluating profit & returns and sustainability in all senses

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Hogan Lovells can help you respond to any challenges impacting you, across your business, anywhere in the world. Get in touch with us at COVID19@hoganlovells.com or speak to your usual Hogan Lovells contact.

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