Key Legal Resources for Organizations Addressing COVID-19 (March 24, 2020)

We at the Lex Mundi Pro Bono Foundation know that social entrepreneurs around the world continue to carry out their inspiring efforts and are even launching new initiatives to help meet current needs. We are committed to our mission of supporting the critical work of these social entrepreneurs as well as those organizations that we collaborate with to lift them up.

To that end, below is a list of select legal resources from our member law firms on common issues that many organizations are facing right now. Likewise, our parent organization is collecting all of our member law firm updates here, in case there are other questions on issue areas not addressed below.

COVID-19 LEGAL RESOURCES BY CATEGORY

The following compilation of legal resources on topics related to COVID-19 published by Lex Mundi member firms is for information purposes only and does not constitute direct legal advice.This list is aggregated from publicly available sources and is not exhaustive. Please see the relevant member firm sites for more information and updated guidance.

Corporate Contracts:

Corporate Governance:

Data Privacy & Cybersecurity:

Immigration:

Labor & Employment:

Real Estate:

International Updates (other jurisdictions available here):

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Fighting Climate Change with Circular Economy Innovations

News On Purpose – August 2021

According to a new report issued by the United Nations on August 9, 2021, our planet is warming faster than predicted. Extreme weather, fires, flooding and drought are becoming common headlines around the world.

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2020 Year in Review

News On Purpose – May 2021

In the face of uncertain times, Lex Mundi member firms rallied together to give back to their communities. In 2020 alone, 74 member firms matched with 99 social entrepreneurs on 202 matters. This is a record high for the Foundation! These numbers are a testament to Lex Mundi attorneys’ commitment to pro bono services.

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Government Support for Social Enterprises Critical Amid a Pandemic Economy

As COVID-19 continues to ravage some countries, others seem to be turning a corner. Governments around the world are being tested, and whether a country is still fighting to contain outbreaks or has found a path toward easing restrictions, without active measures to ensure businesses survive and thrive post-pandemic, economies will continue to suffer.

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Ensuring survival of social impact organizations during covid-19

The economic fallout of COVID-19 is upon us and coverage of its reach is prevalent. Stories of businesses closing their doors permanently due to the crisis proliferate the media. From government responses and record unemployment rates to fluctuating markets and threats to commerce, there is no sector left untouched by the global pandemic.

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Lex Mundi Pro Bono Foundation and World Economic Forum Alliance Help Social Entrepreneurs Overcome Impacts of COVID-19

The Lex Mundi Pro Bono Foundation is among the founding members of a newly formed alliance of more than 40 global organizations amplifying support of social entrepreneurs during the COVID-19 pandemic. The organizations that comprise alliance collectively support more than 15,000 social entrepreneurs in more than 190 countries. The alliance estimates that their work impacts upwards of 1.5 billion people.

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Lex Mundi Pro Bono Foundation Supports Impact Organizations Working to Advance Equitable Solutions to Address Systemic Racism

During this time of profound grief, unrest, and reflection over the mistreatment, abuse, and murder of countless Black Americans in the United States, the Lex Mundi Pro Bono Foundation is proud to support our social impact collaborators and clients working to address systemic racism and advance a more equitable future.