Global business and COVID-19

There is no doubt that responding to COVID-19 is a priority topic for organisations here and around the world. Our team of experts highlight some of the legal issues New Zealand businesses and organisations should consider and offer practical suggestions to help minimise the impact of this unprecedented event.

Page last updated Friday 1 October 2021.

Latest updates

Can we vaccinate? Yes, we can.

Urgent COVID-19 legislative changes to allow more time for environmental processes

Pain relief or a placebo: Government’s latest proposal for mandatory rent relief during COVID-19 lockdowns

Financial services and New Zealand’s COVID-19 strategy

COVID-19: Practical steps for protecting privacy while contact tracing

A country divided: Alert Level differences and New Zealand’s construction supply chain

COVID-19 insurance issues from around the world

Vaccination on construction sites

COVID-19: Government updates rules for businesses

The tax treatment of payments provided to employees working from home

COVID-19: What does Alert Level 4 mean for construction?

COVID-19: Can your business operate at Alert Level 4?

COVID-19: Financial services operating under Level 4

COVID-19: Our firm’s position

Information for employers and business

Covid vaccination and the workplace

Urgent overseas investment law changes announced

ASA and Medsafe respond to advertising health related claims for COVID-19 products

Relief for directors and companies from insolvency provisions

Advertising health related claims for COVID-19 products

Employers can still make commercial decisions regarding their workforce

Essential Workers Leave Support

IT disputes and COVID-19

Business disruption insurance

Contracts – now and in the future

Health and safety obligations

Managing COVID-19 as an employer

Mitigating cyber security and privacy risks

Rent abatement

Key issues for landlords and tenants

$6.25 billion support package available to affected businesses

Alert Level 3 Health and Safety Guide

Alert Level 3: Big change for some commercial tenancies, very little change for others

Corporate and commercial impacts

FMA Level 2 guidelines

COVID-19 Health and Safety Guide

Assessing your litigation risk

Competition law continues

Listed company advice

NZX announces class waivers

Reducing insolvency risks

AML/CFT identity verification during lockdown

Six key actions for private equity and venture capital fund managers

NZX announces additional class waiver and ruling

Consultants and COVID-19 

Directors’ duties and insolvency

Lessons for technology from COVID-19

Warranty insurance in a pandemic: Where is the market heading?

Will latest COVID-19 tax changes reignite M&A transactions?

COVID-19 contact tracing – will a contact tracing app replace the need for a register?

Sector updates

Digital transformation post COVID-19

Contracting in a COVID-19 world

Aviation industry impacts

Protecting construction projects

International education

Managed Funds response

Consumer finance and COVID-19

COVID-19 and consumers

Due diligence in a post-COVID-19 world

Tax insights

Regulatory update

Rent and outgoings abatement

Regulator updates

Increased regulatory action and legislative change ahead

Further information

For the latest public health information from the Ministry of Health – click here.

For the latest business advice from the Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment – click here.

For the latest global legal analysis from World Services Group – click here.

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