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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Coming Together for Ukraine: Legal Resources to Support those Responding to the Current Situation in Ukraine

Find guidance on immigration regulations and NGO/charitable organization registration requirements in bordering countries, as well as information on how to navigate restrictions. This is a living document. Additional resources will be added in the days and weeks ahead. Check back frequently for more information.