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A guide to legal issues and risks surrounding Covid-19

The global outbreak of Covid-19 has caused disruption across the world and very recently South Africa. This is, above all, a human and social crisis necessitating some significant changes in the way we go about our daily lives. As efforts are underway to manage the spread as it radiates across the world, the impact to businesses and economies has become increasingly significant.
To assist you and your legal teams in tackling the various challenges presented by the Covid-19 outbreak, Webber Wentzel prepared a guide in collaboration with their alliance partner, Linklaters.

The guide offers practical tips to consider and highlights some of the main legal and risk issues to organisations, workforces, customers, suppliers and wider stakeholders.

The guide includes:
  • Crisis & reputation management
  • Workplace issues
  • Navigating contractual obligations
  • Corporate & equities
  • Capital markets & loan financing considerations
  • Dispute resolution – Courts & arbitrations
  • Emergency procurement by the state of supplies

Download the Covid-19: Flagging significant commercial & legal issues guide (PDF File: 1.12MB)

Webber Wentzel will continue to evaluate and assess how to address the threat posed by Covid-19 to businesses. Webber Wentzel will apply key learnings from other jurisdictions that are further ahead in the life-cycle of this market development and they will continue to find solutions to assist you in protecting your businesses.
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