Coronavirus – What’s the impact on the legal profession?

Coronavirus – What’s the impact on the legal profession?

With Coronavirus dominating the news and the majority of Europe now entering different stages of lockdown due to the rise in uncertainties about the virus, we have rounded up our latest articles discussing the pandemic.

The articles cover issues such as: flexible working, the impacts on the financial services sector, the FTSE 350, restructuring and insolvency, corporate financial performance, updates from the Spring Budget 2020, remote working and much more.

LexisNexis COVID-19 round up

Luca Enriques, Professor of Corporate Law at the University of Oxford, discusses whether shutting down the Italian stock exchange would help in this time of market disruption due coronavirus (COVID-19)?

Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis—Is keeping calm & carrying on enough?

Industry expert, Peter JM Declercq of DCQ Legal looks at what the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis means for those working in the restructuring & insolvency (R&I) sector.

Coronavirus (COVID-19)—What does it mean for financial services?

LexisNexis financial services expert, Chris Bernard discusses what the outbreak of COVID-19 means for financial services in the UK and EU and surveys the regulatory response so far.

FTSE 350 quarterly update: Coronavirus causes shake up

With increased travel restrictions to attempt to contain the spread of COVID-19, the travel industry has seen a significant effect. This article considers the fall in share prices and gives and overview of what is planned to combat this.

COVID-19 impact on restructuring and insolvency

With various company failures around the world due to COVID-19, how might it affect the restructuring and insolvency arena over the coming months?

Coronavirus, remote working and the virtual law firm

Businesses globally are being severely impacted by Coronavirus, as the UK creeps further towards full lockdown many companies are actioning work from home policies to minimise the potential business impact.

With this in mind, we review remote working for the legal profession and the rise of the virtual law firm.

Coronavirus and corporate financial performance

With the continued increase in the incidence and geographical range of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases, global markets have responded as investor concern continues to rise.

In this article we discuss the corporate and financial impact the virus is having around the world.


LexisNexis blogs will be providing further updates on COVID-19's impact on the profession as the situation further unfolds.


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Hannah is one of the Future of Law blog’s digital and technical editors. She graduated from Northumbria University with a degree in History and Politics and previously freelanced for News UK, before working as a senior news editor for LexisNexis.