Covid-19: flagging significant commercial & legal issues

​​​The outbreak of the novel coronavirus (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, we have prepared a South Africa focused Coronavirus guide in collaboration with our alliance partner, Linklaters. Our guide offers practical tips to consider and highlights some of the main legal and risk issues to organisations, workforces, customers, suppliers and wider stakeholders. Linklaters has also prepared a number of other jurisdictional guides to assist clients operating in other parts of the world, to view these click here.

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