Compensation of 60% of insurable earnings during the State of emergency

Conditions, business categories, procedure and documentation

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State of Emergency Measures Act

On 24.03.2020, the State of Emergency Measures Act (SEMA, the Act) was published in the Bulgarian State Gazette. The Act enters into force retroactively...

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Can I register “coronavirus” as a trademark?

Does intellectual property law have the tools to prevent abuse in times of crisis?   

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COVID-19 & State Aid

On 19 March 2020, the European Commission adopted a Temporary Framework for State aid measures to support the...

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State of emergency: Proposed amendments to the Labour Code

On March 18, the National Assembly adopted at first reading the Emergency Measures Draft Law. It reproduces much of the already known anti-epidemic measures from the Minister of Health's Order, which imposed the first restrictions on social life…

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COVID-19 outbreak: Impact on commercial contracts

Does the coronavirus outbreak and the declared “State of emergency” amount to a force majeure event? What are the options for financial support for businesses in response to mitigate the... 

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Remote use of corporate IT infrastructure

The State of emergency, declared last week by the Bulgarian Parliament, as part of the global effort to halt the spread of COVID-19, and the subsequent Order by the Bulgarian Minister of Health (Order №…

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State of Emergency in Bulgaria - Labour, Global Mobility and Tax Aspects

On 13 March 2020 Bulgaria declared a state of emergency as part of the global effort to stop the spread of COVID-19. As part of the adopted measures, employers were asked to…

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