New Law on Amendments to the Emergency Act in Bulgaria

On 9 April 2020 a Law on Amendments to the Emergency Act in Bulgaria was published in the State Gazette.

Decree-Law on Deadlines and Judicial Proceedings during the Emergency in Republika Srpska

According to the newly adopted Decree-Law in Republika Srpska (Official Gazette No. 32/2020), all deadlines for filing lawsuits in civil proceedings, initiating extrajudicial proceedings, enforcement proceedings or other proceedings shall cease to apply during the state of emergency.

A New Wave of Insolvencies? Possible Preventive Restructuring Measures in the Implementation of the European Directive on Preventive Restructuring

This legal analysis focuses on the typical case of a company that although it is not directly targeted by the measures established in order to prevent the spreading of the novel coronavirus, it still registers a decrease of demand, of the level of proceeds and of the production of goods and services.

New Decree on the Application of Certain Provisions of the Law on Labour Relations in North Macedonia

On 04 April 2020, the Government of North Macedonia adopted a Decree concerning the application of certain provisions of the Law on Labour Relations during the state of emergency.

Issuance of Certificates for Emergency Situations Necessary to Access the State Support for Certain Employers

The Order of the Minister of Economy, Energy and the Business Environment no. 791/24.03.2020 on granting certificates for emergency situations to the economic operators whose activity is impacted in the context of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic was published within the Official Gazette no. 248 dated 25 March 2020.

Corporate Law in State of Emergency in North Macedonia

On 25 March 2020, the Government of the Republic of North Macedonia passed a Decree for application of the Law on Trade Companies. The Decree is applicable as of 26 March 2020 and has a legal effect of law. It is mandatory for the management bodies of all private joint stock companies and limited liability companies.

Albania: COVID-19 Legal Update

Starting from 9th to 23rd March 2020, the Albanian Government has increased the restrictive measures and extended the time in which the country will remain under lockdown because of the COVID-19 virus.

Certificates for Emergency Situations

The awaited regulation by the Ministry of Economy, Energy and Business Environment on issuance of the Certificate for emergency situations (“CES”) has been adopted through Order 791/2020 relating to the granting of emergency certificates to the economic operators whose activity is affected in the context of SARS-CoV-2 pandemic published on 25 March 2020

New Measures and Amendments of Some Legal Provisions Adopted in the Context of the Current Crisis Generated by COVID-19

The Government Emergency Ordinance no. 30/18.03.2020 on the amendment and completion of a series of normative acts and establishing some measures in the field of social protection in the context of the current epidemic situation determined by the spreading of the coronavirus was published within the Official Gazette no. 231 dated 21 March 2020.


The Regime of Limitation Periods during the State of Emergency in Romania

Chapter V of Presidential Decree No. 195 of 16 March 2020, called “The Field of Justice” regulates the legal regime of limitation periods and of the time-limits after which the right to act is lost.