COVID‑19 guidance for organizations

  Businesses face wide-ranging issues as the world responds to the COVID‑19 pandemic. Here is the latest guidance from Torys.
 

Business impact

 

Employment, health and safety

Corporate governance

 

Government and liquidity solutions

Securities

 

Litigation

Intellectual property

 

U.S. guidance

  

Business impact

COVID‑19 as force majeure in Québec: key considerations, implications, and practical tips

March 31, 2020

COVID‑19: managing material contracts in crisis

March 27, 2020

COVID‑19: key issues every organization should consider

March 19, 2020

COVID‑19: M&A considerations

March 19, 2020

Managing service disruptions during the COVID‑19 pandemic

March 19, 2020

COVID‑19 and force majeure clauses

March 11, 2020

 
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Employment, health and safety

COVID‑19 and the workplace: new details on the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy

April 02, 2020

COVID‑19 and the workplace: Québec considerations

March 31, 2020

COVID‑19 and the workplace: reducing payroll, responding to a positive diagnosis, and more

March 23, 2020

The Canadian workforce: legislative response to COVID‑19

March 23, 2020

Ontario pension plan update: FSRA’s ongoing COVID‑19 response

March 23, 2020

COVID‑19 and the workplace: employer obligations

March 13, 2020

 
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Corporate governance

When (and what) can I disclose? Sharing personal information with government agencies in the context of COVID‑19

April 07, 2020

Governance considerations for boards of directors during the COVID‑19 crisis

March 25, 2020

COVID‑19 and AGM virtual meeting planning

March 16, 2020

Does your pandemic plan align with your data security plan?

March 13, 2020

 
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Government and liquidity solutions

COVID‑19: Canadian federal tax changes and announcements

April 02, 2020

Liquidity solutions for businesses weathering the COVID‑19 crisis

March 26, 2020

Contingency planning and restructuring alternatives in the wake of COVID-19

March 26, 2020

Are you essential?: COVID‑19 business closure orders in Canada

March 24, 2020

 
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Securities

COVID‑19: key disclosure considerations for Canadian public companies

April 01, 2020

COVID‑19: Canadian securities regulators and TSX extend deadlines, TSX increases NCIB purchase limits

March 26, 2020

COVID‑19: five issues investment dealers should consider

March 25, 2020

COVID‑19: U.S. considerations for Canadian public companies

March 19, 2020

COVID‑19: Canadian securities regulators extend deadlines

March 19, 2020

 
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Litigation

Expedited production in Canada of goods to combat COVID‑19 and potential exposure to future claims

April 07, 2020

Impact of COVID‑19 on Canadian courts and litigation deadlines

April 03, 2020

Liability risks to business in the COVID‑19 era

April 03, 2020

Moving disputes forward during COVID‑19: the arbitration option

April 03, 2020

 
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Intellectual property

COVID‑19 triggers further Canadian intellectual property deadline extensions

March 31, 2020

Changes to the Patent Act: COVID‑19 Emergency Response Act introduces compulsory licensing

March 27, 2020

COVID‑19 prompts expedited review of health products

March 25, 2020

 
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U.S. guidance

Coronavirus Economic Stabilization Act of 2020 (CESA) and considerations for private equity portfolio companies

April 06, 2020

COVID‑19’s impact on the U.S. judiciary and litigation

April 03, 2020

What the U.S. small business relief packages mean for private equity-owned businesses

March 30, 2020

U.S. CARES Act: unemployment benefits expanded

March 30, 2020

Tax details of the U.S. CARES Act for foreign investors

March 30, 2020

COVID‑19: New York State clarifies construction activities deemed “essential”

March 30, 2020

U.S. emergency employee leave legislation

March 23, 2020

SEC extends Form ADV and Form PF filing deadlines for investment advisers affected by COVID‑19

March 17, 2020

 
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Webinars

Virtualizing your AGM amid COVID‑19

Watch Rima Ramchandani and David Outerbridge as they join a Canadian Investor Relations Institute webinar that will explore considerations and possible solutions for things at the forefront of organizations’ minds: virtual AGMs and force majeure clauses.

COVID‑19 and corporations—the emerging story

David Outerbridge joins a Ryerson webinar—which will include various perspectives on how COVID‑19 is affecting corporations—to discuss force majeure clauses.