The New World of Foreign Direct Investment in Europe During the COVID-19 Era

Notwithstanding the multi-layered measures taken by national governments to support their respective economies, the COVID-19 pandemic is threating the existence of an increasing number of businesses of all sizes.

As economies start to emerge from lockdown, many businesses will urgently need to look for sources of liquidity, whether in the form of debt or equity. This will create opportunities for both existing and new investors, particularly those that can transact quickly.

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Maryland Governor to Lift Stay-at-Home Order; Limited Businesses Permitted to Reopen, Subject to Local Orders

On May 13, 2020, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan announced that effective Friday, May 15, 2020, at 5:00 p.m., he will lift the stay-at-home order that has been in place in the state since March 30, 2020, and will permit certain businesses to reopen with limitations. The announcement marks the launch of stage one of the state’s three-stage recovery plan that Governor Hogan announced on April 24, 2020.

To read the full text of this Duane Morris Alert, please visit the firm website.

 

Construction and Engineering UK: Exit Strategies

It was announced on Sunday 5 April that Keir Starmer was selected as leader of the Labour Party. Whilst the current Covid-19 outbreak has no basis for political jostling, he raised a very important question, namely, what is the government’s “Exit Strategy” to eventually get us back to a sense of normality.

The point raised by Keir Starmer is of wider economic relevance. Save for key workers, most other business sector activities have come to a halt. This is largely (but not exclusively) the case for construction and engineering projects.

To read the full text of this post by Duane Morris attorneys Vijay Bange and Tanya Chadha, please visit the Duane Morris Construction Law Blog.