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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…

On November 1, 2019, reforms to Canada’s Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act (BIA) and the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act (CCAA) that were announced in Canada’s federal 2019 budget will come into force. Key changes to the insolvency regime include: require participants in an insolvency proceeding to act in good faith; provide for the possibility of court-ordered disclosure of a creditor’s real economic interest in an insolvent company; explicitly permit management to consider the interests of workers…