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Contributed by Eric Blomme and Cecile Odeurs. In brief The COVID-19 pandemic has put the rescue of struggling but viable businesses front of the agenda.  The initial response of the Belgian government and legislator was a moratorium on enforcement measures and bankruptcy petitions.  Such moratorium can however not be a structural solution in the long term, and expired on 31 January 2021. The attention then shifted to the improvement of the existing legal framework. Fortunately,…

As the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread across the world, and governments and health authorities work tirelessly to defeat it, major economies are experiencing mounting pressure as consumer spending, production and investment are drastically curtailed due to virus-related risks.We recognize that many of our clients are also facing significant and urgent business impact and legal challenges.Our Baker McKenzie teams across the world are working with clients, regulators and various authorities to produce a…