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The current situation in the face of the corona virus (COVID-19) is a challenge for companies in all industries. In this section we provide you with answers to the most relevant legal questions.

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The current situation in the face of the corona virus (COVID-19) is a challenge for companies in all industries. In this section we provide you with answers to the most relevant legal questions. If you need concrete support, please send us an e-mail to corona@skwschwarz.de. We will gladly call you back at short notice.


Special: SME financing

April 16, 2020
Update briefing “KfW Quick Loan 2020” and consequences for the transaction practice

April 03, 2020
Financing concepts and corporate transactions: Opportunities for SMEs in the “Corona crisis”


Answers to stock corporation law issues:

March 25, 2020
Is it possible to hold general meetings now also in digital form?


Answers to employment law issues:

May 15, 2020
Occupational health and safety standards in times of Corona (in German)

April 14, 2020 
Checklist Home Office: What employers have to consider

March 19, 2020
Update: Q&A on coronavirus and short-time work

March 16, 2020
Overview of the most important aspects of short-time work as part of the coronavirus crisis

March 13, 2020
Coronavirus: Special rules of conduct in employment relationships


Answers to data protection law issues:

April 6, 2020
Corona pandemic: Dealing with deadlines in data protection

April 1, 2020
Data protection and data security in home office

March 30, 2020
Take advantage of opportunities and establish video conferencing now for the future! 

March 24, 2020
Update: Does data protection stand in the way of infection control? - Taking body temperature

March 18, 2020
Does data protection stand in the way of infection control?


Answers to questions on insolvency law:

April 23, 2020
Facilitated corporate reorganisation for Corona-impacted companies 

March 30, 2020
Temporary suspension of the obligation to file for insolvency and accompanying regulations 

March 20, 2020
Webinar on “Liquidity problems in the Corona crisis - what to do?” (in German)

March 17, 2020
Obligation to file for insolvency is suspended for companies affected by the corona epidemic


Answers to IP law issues:

April 6, 2020
Misleading coronavirus advertising? The German Institution of the Economy for Fair Competition warns of serious breaches of law

April 3, 2020
Are there threats of warning when distributing face masks? 


Answers to IT law issues:

March 19, 2020
Impact of Covid-19 on running IT agreements

March 17, 2020
Covid-19: IT emergency plan in the pandemic crisis


Answers to tenancy law questions:

April 15, 2020
Landlords in the corona crisis

March 27, 2020
Effects of the corona crisis on commercial and residential leases


Tax and liquidity support for companies:

April 24, 2020
Tax relief for the restaurant sector

April 6, 2020
Applications for tax relief: 

  • Bavaria: The application can be found on the homepage. (in German)
     
  • North Rhine-Westphalia: The application can be found on the homepage. (in German)
     
  • Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania: The application can be found on the homepage. (in German)
     
  • Rhineland-Palatinate: The application can be found on the homepage. (in German)
     
  • Lower Saxony: The application can be found on the homepage. (in German)
     
  • Bremen: The application can be found on the homepage. (in German)
     
  • Thuringia: The application can be found on the homepage. (in German)
     
  • Baden-Württemberg: The application can be found on the homepage. (in German)
     
  • Brandenburg: The application can be found on the homepage. (in German)
     
  • Saxony: The application can be found on the homepage. (in German)
     
  • Saxony-Anhalt: The application can be found on the homepage. (in German)
     
  • Schleswig-Holstein: The application can be made informally. Information can be found here. (in German)
     
  • Saarland: The application can be found on the homepage. (in German)
     
  • Hamburg: The application for companies and private clients can be found on the homepage. (in German)
     
  • Hesse: The application can be made informally. Information on this can be found here. (in German)


March 27, 2020
The Corona aid programme of the German Federal Government

March 23, 2020
Recommendations for companies and self-employed individuals

March 17, 2020
Coronavirus: Federal level support and in Bavaria


Information for the film industry:

May 20, 2020
Corona: COVID-19 occupational safety standards in film production (in German)

March 24, 2020
Collective agreement short-time work for film productions and film production companies (in German)

March 18, 2020
Coronavirus and the consequences for film productions


Information about trade and logistics:

May 15, 2020
The commercial agent's compensation claim in the Corona crisis

April 3, 2020
What effects does Corona have on the commercial agent's commission claim?

April 2, 2020
Challenges in freight transportation in case of company closures

April 2, 2020
Outstanding freight payments – what to consider now

April 2, 2020
Logistics in times of the coronavirus

March 31, 2020
Webinar on “Supply chain difficulties in cross-border contracts” (in German)

March 30, 2020
New ICC model clauses on force majeure and hardship

March 23, 2020
Webinar on “Delivery difficulties in supply chains: Covid-19 as force majeure?” (in German)

March 20, 2020
Supply problems in case of cross-border contracts

March 19, 2020
Supply problems caused by Covid-19: Are suppliers able to invoke force majeure?


More information for companies and individuals:

April 16, 2020
Patientenverfügung und Vorsorgevollmacht in der Corona Krise (in German)

April 1, 2020
Initiative #GesundZusammen

March 23, 2020:
Compensation and State aid - does the State have to pay for corona?

March 20, 2020
Temporary restrictions due to the corona epidemic in Bavaria (in German)

March 19, 2020
Cancelation or postponement of events in times of coronavirus - What claims are available?

March 16, 2020
Coronavirus and justice - what's next?