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Switzerland: Commercial law implications from coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis

Switzerland: Commercial law implications, coronavirus

As the coronavirus (COVID-19) spreads rapidly around the globe and countries take measures to deal with the crisis, it’s not just the health consequences that weigh heavily. Economic implications are also already clearly visible.


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The KPMG member firm in Switzerland has prepared a brief report that examines some common scenarios of COVID-19 from the perspective of Swiss commercial law. One of the main questions from a commercial law perspective is what happens if the parties cannot perform or if either party is in default due to the outbreak of the COVID-19.

Read a March 2020 report prepared by the KPMG member firm in Switzerland

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