Covid-19

Covid-19

The coronavirus pandemic has brought about with it a range of legal issues faced by businesses. Our team of experts can help your business with a variety of matters including:

  • Access to testing, vaccination and other healthcare markets
  • Leasing and rent payments for commercial landlords and tenants
  • Compliance with any temporary coronavirus related measures in your business operations
  • Funding / subsidies / support to businesses and related regulatory or shareholder issues
  • Company law updates and exemptions (e.g. virtual shareholder meetings)
  • Special sector specific Covid-19 regulations such as banking regulation and screening of investments in certain sectors
  • Covid-19 related restructurings and insolvencies

Examples of Covid-related matters OSK has acted on include:

  • Urgent relief proceedings in early 2020 on behalf of a German and Dutch PCR-test venture to gain access to the Dutch market and to secure government funding
  • Negotiations on behalf of a German PCR-test laboratory and its Dutch partner with the Dutch government on access to the Dutch market and test capacity
  • Representation of a Canadian client in a number of litigation proceedings regarding the rent price for prime retail locations during the lock down
  • High profile urgent relief proceedings against the Dutch government on behalf of 30 claimants that operate more than 300 test facilities throughout the Netherlands, in order to gain access to a EUR 925 million project to conduct 400.000 rapid antigen tests per day for selected events during lock down
  • Advising on tender submissions for government testing project
  • Participation in a procedure before the Supreme Court of the Netherlands on issues of breach of lease agreement or unforeseen circumstances caused by the corona pandemic

Key contacts

Harro Schulz

Harro Schulz

T: +31(0)6 29 53 17 43

Geertjan van Oosten

T: +31(0)6 53 56 24 78

Jurjen de Korte

T: +31(0)6 43 92 21 81