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Photo of Simon Evers Hjelmborg Simon Evers Hjelmborg Partner, chairman of the board +45 72273353

Yesterday, 11 March 2020, the Prime Minister’s Office announced that “Denmark is shutting down” for a minimum of two weeks following the rapid spread of the corona virus - COVID-19 - in Denmark and the rest of the world.

The corona virus has raised legal questions and challenges, which will affect daily operations in many undertakings, e.g.: 

  • How to communicate with the authorities and provide information to the employees in the best possible way.
  • Whether the situation may amount to force majeure in contractor relationships, due to failure to provide labour, permits and/or materials.
  • Force majeure in contracts - the possibilities of getting out of agreements already entered into without incurring liability.
  • Whether employees are entitled to receive salary, where they have been put under quarantine without being infected.
  • Whether an employer is entitled to prevent employees from going on private trips to countries covered by the red, orange and yellow risk assessment scale of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark.
  • General meetings - can we ask people to not attend?
  • Advice on new legislation, etc., in relation to the possibilities of postponing the payment of VAT and tax deducted from income at source.
  • Handling of employees with respect to salary, dismissals, etc.
  • The possibility of insurance cover for cancelled meetings, business trips, meetings, etc.
  • The possibility of having time limits in construction projects extended.

The list of questions is long, and our specialists are ready to help:

Business Immigration
Partner Sandro Ratkovic - mobile no. +45 25 26 34 28 - srat@bechbruun.com

Labour and employment law
Partner Lise Lauridsen – mobile no. +45 25 26 36 35 – llau@bechbruun.com

Commercial Contracts
Partner Dan Bjerg Geary – mobile no. +45 25 26 36 40 – dbg@bechbruun.com

Energy and energy supply
Partner Jakob Østervang – mobile no. +45 25 26 35 24 – joe@bechbruun.com

Construction law
Partner Jens Hjortskov - mobile +45 25 26 34 44 - jeh@bechbruun.com
Associate Alexandre Latif Schleimann-Jensen – mobile no. +45 25 26 34 05 – alsj@bechbruun.com

EU and competition law as well as procurement
Partner Peter Stig Jakobsen – mobile no. +45 25 26 34 55 – psj@bechbruun.com

Real estate
Partner Tina Braad – mobile no. +45 25 26 33 21 – tbr@bechbruun.com

Financing, capital markets, insolvency and restructuring
Partner Anders Hoffmann Kønigsfeldt – mobile no. +45 25 26 35 53 – ahk@bechbruun.com

Insurance and general contract issues
Senior associate Camilla Søgaard Hudson – mobile no. +45 25 26 34 48 – csm@bechbruun.com

Intellectual Property & Technology 
Partner Dan Bjerg Geary – mobile +45 25 26 36 40 – dbg@bechbruun.com

IT & Trademark
Partner Claus Barrett Christiansen - mobile +45 25 26 36 33 - clb@bechbruun.com

Life Sciences
Partner Martin Dræbye Gantzhorn – mobile +45 25 26 36 36 – mdg@bechbruun.com

M&A and Corporate Matters
Partner Niels Kornerup - mobile +45 25 26 35 75 - nk@bechbruun.com
Senior associate Peter Helbo Langsted – mobile no. +45 25 26 35 03 – pdl@bechbruun.com

Public Law & Administration
Partner Jacob Schall Holberg - mobile no. +45 25 26 33 20 - jsh@bechbruun.com

Data protection
Partner Mikkel Friis Rossa – mobile no. +45 25 26 33 59 – mif@bechbruun.com

Tax
Partner Thomas Frøbert – mobile no. +45 25 26 34 33 – thf@bechbruun.com

Transport and shipping
Partner Johannes Grove Nielsen – mobile no. +45 25 26 33 77 – jgn@bechbruun.com

Financial Analyses
Partner, chief economist Jørgen Hemmsen – mobile no. +45 25 26 36 06 – jhe@bechbruun.com

Should you have questions not pertaining specifically to the above areas you are naturally very welcome to call our corona hotline number on +45 72 27 38 39.