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E-LEGAL® ARTICLE – COVID-19 – PANDEMIC MARKETING AUTHORISATION FOR MEDICINAL PRODUCTS

Summary
The focus of this article will be on the analysis of the administrative rules associated with the marketing authorisation of medicinal products, based on the European scenario.
The aim is to find out whether or not the current regime can meet the new needs brought by the Covid-19 pandemic, since so far there is neither a vaccine nor a specific antiviral medication to prevent or treat it, despite the race to discover the drug or vaccine to “cure” it, to which substantial efforts and investment have been devoted to. Read more…

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Lidings Takes Advanced Positions in New Pravo.ru–300 Rating

Lidings Takes Advanced Positions in New Pravo.ru–300 Rating

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News regarding Covid-19 regulations

The state of emergency related to the spread of Covid-19 in Latvia has been extended until 11 January 2021, strengthening the previously established restrictions.

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Employment Law Update

The Government have published an updated Return to Work Safely Protocol, extended the triggered redundancy protection period, and issued a Remote Working Checklist to assist employers in their health and safety obligations to employees working from home. We also outline the benefits of digitising HR records.

The ‘Work Safely Protocol’

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State of emergency established in Latvia due to Covid-19

The state of emergency in Latvia is valid from 9 November, 2020 to 6 December, 2020. During the state of emergency, the regulatory enactments in the field of spread and consequences of Covid-19 infection and partially the Cabinet of Ministers regulations “Epidemiological safety measures to limit the spread of Covid-19 infection” are valid.

On November 10, the Cabinet of Ministers determined the aided sectors and the support mechanisms available to them. The list of aided sectors is available hereThe regulations on support mechanisms will enter into force when they will be published in the Official Journal of Latvia.

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E-LEGAL® NEWSLETTER – SEPTEMBER 2020

I. EDITORIAL – AMENDMENT OF THE EXCEPTIONAL AND TEMPORARY MEASURES IN THE CONTEXT OF THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

The month of September was characterised, at the legislative level by Decree-Law no. 78-A/2020, of September 29, which brought another amendment of the exceptional and temporary measures relating to the COVID-19 disease pandemic.

It is also worth mentioning, at the legislative level, Law no. 58-A/2020, of September 30, which extended the extraordinary regime of protection for tenants until the end of 2020. Read more…

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ILN Releases Paper on Paid Leave in EMEA

The following paper aims to succinctly address the question “Are employees entitled to paid leave due to Covid-19?” in the EMEA region. Read more…

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Luxembourg’s Teleworking Agreements with Neighboring Countries Remove Tax and Social Security Burdens During the COVID-19 Pandemic

As we have previously highlighted, many countries have introduced creative new approaches to address the economic realities of the COVID-19 pandemic.  As employees continue to work from home and employers reconsider whether employees must return to the workplace at all, some jurisdictions are implementing measures to accommodate the needs and interests of both employers and employees in the ever-changing and evolving employment environment.  Luxembourg is yet another example of a country that has sought to develop solutions with its neighboring nations to ease the economic burden of the COVID-19 pandemic on workers.

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NCOVID-19 & FORCE MAJEURE

The pandemic situation related to the NCovid-19 virus spread, as it has been declared by the World Health Organization, and the effects of the measures introduced, both at a national and international level, are raising serious challenges to companies and families, which could jeopardize the stability of business and, consequently, of the worldwide economy.

From a legal standpoint, it is necessary to assess if the above-mentioned outbreak constitutes, or not, a force majeure situation, especially regarding its effects on the fulfilment of contracts. Read more…

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COVID19 – REGULATION UPDATED ON 08/13/2020

Covid19 – Regulation updated on 08/13/2020 can be read here.

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