COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 Updates

March 2020
COVID-19 Update – Real Estate: Coronavirus and commercial leases
The emergency measures taken by the Swiss Federal Council in response to the COVID-19 pandemic has forced various businesses throughout Switzerland to temporarily close their doors.
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23 March 2020
COVID-19 Update – Tax: Measures announced by the Swiss federal government
On Friday March 20, 2020, the Swiss Federal Council announced a series of measures to mitigate the economic impact of the COVID-19 crisis, a number of which are intended to support companies facing a lack of liquidity due to the current economic paralysis
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23 March 2020
COVID-19 Update – Employment: New measures regarding hardship indemnities, social contributions, bank loans and daily allowances
On March 20, 2020, the Swiss Federal Council approved a package of measures to support the companies in their role as employer and the self-employed persons in order to mitigate the economic impact of the government measures.
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20 March 2020
COVID-19 Update – Litigation: Swiss Federal Council orders extension of procedural deadlines
On 20 March 2020, the Swiss Federal Council ordered an extension of the ordinary annual Easter court recess ("Ostergerichtsferien").
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19 March 2020
COVID-19 Update – Employment: Hardship indemnities from the unemployment insurance in case of temporary decrease of the workload of companies
On March 13, 2020 and March 16, 2020, the Swiss Federal Council took the decision to introduce more stringent measures to protect the public against the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus).
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18 March 2020
COVID-19 Update – Litigation: Suspension of debt enforcement proceedings and potential measures in the judicial sector
On 18 March 2020, the Swiss Federal Council declared the suspension of limitation periods for the entire Swiss dept collection system.
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