The current situation has required some exceptional measures and solutions, and the Ministerial Order includes lawyers and the legal profession as a crucial sector providing essential services to the public. We are working remotely by e-mail and telephone but, true to its values, FLINN is listening to clients whose normal business operations or the continuity of their activities is affected.
What kind of reactions should we have in the light of the various difficulties we are encountering and what solutions can we suggest to the clients? FLINN carries out its advisory role and provides useful information for its clients, friends and colleagues, in Belgium, whether or abroad, on the basis of various questions in the form of FAQs.
Our specialists in employment law, company law (judicial reorganisation), commercial law (contracts), family & patrimonial law, litigation and intellectual property, have prepared answers to some of your many questions regarding the current turmoil in our FAQ’s, including:
- Can workers decline to be placed on temporary unemployment for force majeure or for economic reasons?
- The judicial reorganisation procedure (JRP): which steps should be undertaken? What are the consequences?
- Which practical steps should I take in order to make a claim of force majeure regarding current events and ask for the suspension of my contractual obligations, or even the dissolution of my contract?
- What about accommodation for my children? Continuity is the rule.
- How will legal proceedings be carried forward during the Corona crisis? Negotiation and mediation may be alternatives.
Like each of you FLINN is determined to maximise its efforts, carry on working remotely and do our best to counter the pandemic. Taking all urgent steps, wherever necessary, to support and defend your interests.