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Since the first indications of the potential impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak on international trade, Freeths have been advising our clients on how to manage that impact within their business. In addition to providing both detailed and strategic advice, we have created articles and appeared on BBC News advising on the impact of coronavirus.

On 29th January 2020, when the virus was limited to China, we were considering how this would impact upon supply chains. In our article: Coronavirus – Is your supply chain affected? Rebecca Howlett and Jessica Brickley of the Freeths Commercial team discuss how businesses should prepare for disruption caused by the virus. Read here.

A month later as the spread of the virus took hold across numerous countries, we wrote an update article on 28th February 2020: Coronavirus: Force Majeure or not Force Majeure, that is the question… In this article, Louise Wilson and Josh Middleton of the Freeths Commercial Dispute Management team take a more in-depth look at force majeure clauses in the context of coronavirus. Read here.

On 22nd March 2020: Freeths Employment partner Kevin Poulter spoke to BBC News about the implications of coronavirus for employers and employees.


How we can help

We are experienced in advising on the impact of the likely disruption, and economic repercussions upon businesses across multiple sectors. In order to assist you in preparing for the impact of the outbreak on your business and employees, we have collated our expertise in one place and set up a helpline for you to speak with our experts. We will update the information contained here as the situation develops and the effects of the outbreak become clearer.

If you would like to talk through the consequences for your business, call our Coronavirus Helpline on 0845 404 4111 for a free consultation (on appropriate commercial enquiries only).

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