Coronavirus Pandemic Crisis 2020

Legal Solutions Made in Germany

Coronavirus Pandemic Crisis 2020

Legal Solutions Made in Germany

COVID-19 is moving quickly as is the response to the virus. As countries close borders, as schools and businesses close, as quarantines and self-isolation takes hold and businesses implement mass home office operations our clients are starting to have serious questions about the legal implications of all of these measures. On this page, we will provide an overview of these legal issues in an aim to help people through this difficult time. The consequences of the coronavirus will last for a long time and the legal fallout will be difficult to quantify.

The COVID-19 coronavirus crisis has led to great difficulties for many individuals and businesses. On this page you will find articles concerning legal issues in Germany as well as advice regarding resolving them. If you have a particular issue or legal question concerning events related to the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak, please contact our law office directly.

Bankruptcy & Insolvency Law

COVID-19 coronavirus will have enormous ramification. During the current crisis, many companies are threatened by insolvency and bankruptcy as they face the challenge of meeting debts as they fall due. Shortfalls are arising as there is less economic activity globally. In this pressure situation with the pandemic and its consequences changes are being forced in the law. This is contributing to the creation of a mixed situation that is no longer easy for companies to understand. In particular, the danger of delaying insolvency should be kept in mind at an early stage.

At Schlun & Elseven, our German insolvency lawyers are supporting our clients through this difficult time. On this page we make sure that companies are aware of these developments as they occur. Through personalised counsel we can assess your company’s situation with all the facts before us.

Corporate & Commercial Law

COVID-19 coronavirus has hit the global economy hard. The effects of the virus will be felt for the next number of years. Nearly all sectors of the economy are threatened by the virus and many are feeling the impact already. This may be through bottlenecks and interruptions in supply chains, loss of personnel or the absence of customers with the corresponding economic consequences. Due to these problems it can be difficult for companies to carry out contractual obligations.

One of the real ways this virus is affecting companies is through the loss of contractual partners. If companies do not know how to respond here it may result in them being hit hard financially. In this case, it is advisable to quickly carry out an assessment of the legal situation in order to protect against possible losses & risks in good time. Our lawyers will support you in all questions of commercial and corporate law.

Criminal Law

With the courts not operating to normal capacity due to the spread of COVID-19 coronavirus, the criminal justice system is also impacted. Serious cases involving potential prison sentences will be heard whereas others face delays. These postponements will have a big effect. The measures that are being introduced to encourage social distancing may also lead to new cases. This is especially the case in issues concerning quarantine and what constitutes breaking quarantine.

Having an experienced criminal lawyer on-hand to provide the support you need is now vital. Here at Schlun & Elseven our criminal law attorney Philipp Busse keeps our clients up-to-date and represented even at this difficult time.

Employment Law

COVID-19 coronavirus is impacting many aspects of employment law in Germany. Many offices are sending their employees away to work home office en-masse to help reduce the rate of contagion while others are introducing “Kurzarbeit” (reduced working hours) measures. Furthermore, some people are facing enforced absences from