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    Legal issues and the corona crisis

Legal issues

The experts of our legal cooperation partner, BDO Legal Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH, offer you advice on various legal issues related to the corona pandemic.

Here you will find some current examples, further information and contact persons can be found by clicking on the respective topic on the BDO Legal website.


Effects of the Corona crisis on annual general meetings

In the middle of the intensive preparation phase for the 2020 AGM season, German listed stock corporations are now suddenly confronted with the question of the effects of the corona crisis, which is currently keeping the German economy and the capital market on tenterhooks. More and more companies are reacting by cancelling the Annual General Meeting scheduled for the coming weeks. Our legal cooperation partner BDO Legal provides information on how to deal with this issue.   

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Claim for compensation due to event prohibitions and business closures

The numerous officially prescribed measures to control corona infection have largely shut down public life in Germany. Events of any size are prohibited, and businesses that do not offer products of daily use have to close on a temporary basis. The same applies to facilities such as cinemas, theatres, bars or clubs. Many of those affected take these decrees to the edge of their economic existence. In view of the considerable threat posed by the coronavirus and the danger situation derived from it, the chance of successfully taking action against the orders by way of interim legal protection is small. The question of whether the addressees can demand compensation from the state is all the more urgent.

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