Bulletin

COVID-19 Resource Hub

Here you will find up-to-date information and comprehensive insights on a range of issues related to COVID-19 and their implications for businesses.

Select one of the following areas to be directed to our latest guidance on a particular subject or scroll down for our full list of insights and related resources.


Our Latest Thinking 

Ontario Joins Other Provinces in Introducing a Temporary Moratorium on Evictions of Small Business Tenants

  • June 25, 2020 – Summarizes and compares legislation and other government measures in various provinces prohibiting landlords from taking certain actions, including evictions, against small business tenants affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

CEWS Update: Review of New Rules and CRA Guidance

  • June 9, 2020 – Provides an in-depth look at the latest updates to the federal government’s wage subsidy plan, including the expanded eligibility criteria.

Bill 61: Restarting Québec’s Economy

  • June 8, 2020 – Details proposed government measures aimed at accelerating the recovery of Quebec’s economy post COVID-19.

Government Relief Measures

CEWS Update: Review of New Rules and CRA Guidance

Bill 61: Restarting Québec’s Economy

Canadian Government’s Proposed Extension of Time Limits Due to COVID-19

CRA Provides Relief from International Income Tax Issues Raised by COVID-19 Travel Restrictions

Canada Commercial Rent Assistance Program: Details and Practical Considerations

IRS Provides COVID-19 Relief for Stranded “Snowbirds” and Other International Travellers

Supporting Canadian Startups: BDC Launches $150-Million Bridge Financing Program

The Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy: A Guide for Businesses

Work in Progress: Government Relaxes the Criteria for the 75% Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy

Details on the Federal Wage Subsidy for All Businesses, Charities and Non-Profit Organizations

U.S. Congress Provides COVID-19 Relief by Passing CARES Act

Canadian Tax and Other Measures Implemented in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic


Banking and Financing

Supporting Canadian Startups: BDC Launches $150-Million Bridge Financing Program

Material Adverse Change and Material Adverse Effect


Commercial Real Estate

Ontario Joins Other Provinces in Introducing a Temporary Moratorium on Evictions of Small Business Tenants

Bill 61: Restarting Québec’s Economy

Canada Commercial Rent Assistance Program: Details and Practical Considerations


Insurance

COVID-19 Insurance Related Considerations - Business Interruption Coverage Update

Insurance Claims Considerations


Litigation and Contractual Obligations

COVID-19 and the Courts: What You Need to Know

Force Majeure and Frustration in Light of COVID-19

Material Adverse Change and Material Adverse Effect

COVID-19 et force majeure (translation in progress)


Merger Review and Antitrust

Canadian Government’s Proposed Extension of Time Limits Has Implications for ICA’s National Security Review Process

Canadian Federal Government Announces Enhanced Scrutiny of Certain Foreign Investments During COVID-19

Canadian Competition Bureau Provides New Enforcement Guidance on Competitor Collaborations to Address Impact of COVID-19

Canadian Competition Law Compliance: Q&A for Responding to COVID-19

Canadian Competition Bureau and Tribunal Issue Notices on the Impact of COVID-19 on Merger Review, Enforcement and Adjudication Processes


Pensions, Employment & Executive Compensation

CEWS Update: Review of New Rules and CRA Guidance

The Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy: A Guide for Businesses

Due Diligence for COVID-19: Health Exposure Prevention and Response

Work in Progress: Government Relaxes the Criteria for the 75% Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy

Details on the Federal Wage Subsidy for All Businesses, Charities and Non-Profit Organizations

COVID-19 and the Workplace in Québec: What Employers Need to Know and Do

How to Work When Nothing Is Working: Canadian Employment Law and COVID-19


Private Equity and Hedge Funds

Considerations for Investment Funds

What Private Fund Managers Need to Know Now


Public Companies and Corporate Governance

Directors’ Duties and Governance Best Practices in Response to COVID-19

SEC Provides Temporary Relief for Filers Affected by COVID-19

Canadian Public Disclosure Considerations During the Pandemic

Let’s Get Practical: Moving to Virtual AGMs in Response to COVID-19

CSA Provides Temporary Relief from Certain Regulatory Filings to Investment Funds and Non-Investment Fund Issuers (External Link)

OSC Grants Relief from Certain Filing Requirements, Including Executive Compensation Disclosure, Until December 31 (External Link)

Glass Lewis Provides Updated Guidelines on Virtual-Only Meetings Due to COVID-19 (External Link)

ISS Issues Guidance on Impacts of COVID-19 on AGMs, Compensation, Dividends and Share Repurchases (External PDF)


Restructuring and Insolvency

Preserving Your Business in a Pandemic


Tax

CRA Provides Relief from International Income Tax Issues Raised by COVID-19 Travel Restrictions

Estate Planning in Turbulent Times

IRS Provides COVID-19 Relief for Stranded “Snowbirds” and Other International Travellers

Tax Issues for Distressed Corporations

U.S. Congress Provides COVID-19 Relief by Passing CARES Act

Canadian Tax and Other Measures Implemented in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic


Our Response

Technology in the Time of a Pandemic

Our Commitment to Our Clients and Communities


Back to top.

Expertise

Related