Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

With COVID-19 dominating global headlines, we are supporting clients around the world as developments unfold.

While priority measures around the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic are understandably focused on the threat to life and health, with governments around the world implementing quarantine procedures and increased health checks, global trade and business has been, and will continue to be affected.

Kennedys experts across the globe will continue to monitor developments and advise on what they mean for you and your business. Please get in touch if you would like to speak to one of our experts, and if you want to know more about what we as a firm are doing about coronavirus please see our COVID-19 statement.

Even in the best case scenario, a vaccine could still take at least one year to be brought to market. Whilst it is possible in some countries to fast track a vaccine through regulatory channels, this would only occur in exceptional circumstances.

Samantha Silver, Partner, United Kingdom

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COVID-19 – impact on businesses in the UK

While priority measures for coronavirus (COVID-19) are understandably focused on the threat to life and health, local and international trade and business has been and will continue to be affected in different and, often extreme, ways.

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Travel restrictions and flight suspensions have caused significant disruption and financial strain to airlines and air operators, who have had to adapt at very short notice to changes mandated by governments and health authorities.

Peng Lim, Partner, Singapore

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