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 Wednesday 14 April 2021.

Latest updates

Covid vaccination and the workplace

Information for employers and business

Urgent overseas investment law changes announced

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

Practical steps for protecting privacy while contact tracing

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

The Government’s economic response to COVID-19

Essential Workers Leave Support

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

Tax changes

Wage subsidies

Rent abatement

$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

Summary of government support available

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

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

Aviation industry impacts

Building and construction: What the COVID-19 lockdown means

Protecting construction projects

International education

Managed Funds response

Sports, major events: What should event organisers be doing?

Tax insights

Construction sector mitigation measures

Rent and outgoings abatement

Remobilising the construction sector

New tax relief measures

Government guidance for public agencies in the Construction sector

Regulator updates

The Financial Markets Authority’s COVID-19 response

Financial services are essential services

Temporary changes to the Oaths and Declarations Act

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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