The outbreak of COVID-19 not only requires a public health response, but also has ramifications in the public procurement sphere. Although the crisis creates a multitude of risks and hurdles to procurement as we have been used to, public procurement legislation also offers several remedies which allow public purchases to be tailored for more turbulent […]
On 20 March 2020 the Latvian parliament passed a special law on support measures related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The law enters into force retroactively, as of 12 March 2020, when a state of emergency was declared in Latvia. The law contains provisions on the following support to companies registered in Latvia: State-funded salaries to […]
Unexpectedly, the dusty and boring force majeure clause, which even lawyers usually read with a badly hidden yawn, has become a popular figure in the global coronavirus production. The case law on force majeure is rather scarce and there will certainly be a lot of exciting confusion in the fringes and details. But by its […]
If contracting authorities have public procurements in progress today, which have been stalled due to the crisis and which can be delayed, it would be helpful for entrepreneurs if the public procurements already in progress did not stop says our senior associate Kadri Härginen. Read more in Estonian here.
The protection of personal data is one of the fundamental rights and must not be forgotten in today’s difficult situation. At the same time, it is not an absolute right and other fundamental rights are opposed to it, including the right to health protection and freedom of enterprise, explains our partner Mihkel Miidla. Read more […]