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Lorie Maglana


COVID-19 pandemics has triggered insurance claims based on business interruption and other relevant policies all over the world. In this alert we would like to:

invite you to participate in a poll aimed to examine policyholders’ experience in dealing with pandemics-related insurance;
inform you on the recent UK Supreme Court landmark judgment regarding application of business interruption policies coverage to the COVID-19 related financial losses; and
update you on some developments in Russia regarding insurance coverage of the COVID-19 related financial losses.

The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) is one of the largest trading blocs in the world with the majority of African countries now operating under its preferential trade framework. Pomy Ketema, Counsel at Baker McKenzie in New York, discusses the agreement’s latest developments, and how businesses in Africa can benefit from AfCFTA, noting that the profitability of any endeavor depends on many factors, commercial and otherwise.

On January 15, 2021, the Department of Defense (DoD) published in the Federal Register a final rule [Docket DARS–2019–0063] adopting as final, with changes, an interim rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement sections of the National Defense Authorization Acts for Fiscal Years 2018 and 2019 related to the procurement of covered…

On 30 October 2020, the Swiss Federal Council announced that the Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) concluded between the states of the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) and Ecuador enters into force on 1 November. To that end, on 18 September, the Federal Council adopted the necessary amendments to the ordinances implementing the customs…

Read publication Welcome to the January 2020 issue of our Francophone Africa newsletter. The aim is to give you a regular, brief practical overview of news and developments that may affect your business operations in the region. In this issue: Algeria 2020 Finance Law The Algerian finance law for 2020…