In light of the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, the four countries in which Affinitas is present are taking specific actions to mitigate the spread of the corona virus. They also have specific regulations that will impact business operations in each country.

Our member firms have reacted swiftly, are fully operational via remote working arrangements, and are informing clients about these measures and regulatory frameworks to help clients make sense of the risks face and mitigation strategies they can implement. Affinitas will update this dedicated webpage with the information releases and insights issued by our member Firms. The table below provides a short checklist of the most common issues that may arise:

PRACTICE AREAS

JURISDICTIONS

As the spread of COVID-19 progresses, more and more doubts arise about how to deal with the situation. For the same reason, and with the aim of keeping our clients informed, at Barros & Errázuriz we have enabled this section.

Barros & Errázuriz’ team is constantly pending progress and updates that are communicated to deliver information and content that may be relevant, from a legal perspective.

In order to keep clients and colleagues informed, at Mijares, Angoitia, Cortés y Fuentes they have temporarily enabled a new COVID-19 section on the website. The team in Mexico is constantly monitoring new developments and updates that are communicated to deliver information and content that is relevant from a legal perspective.

As a consequence of the spread of Covid-19, on March 15 the Peruvian Government declared a 15-day National State of Emergency, which included a mandatory social distance measure (quarantine) and the lock down of non-essential commerce as well as most of the governmental administrative entities. The National State of Emergency will be in force since March 16 throughout March 30, unless an extension is established by the government. In this context, various regulations regarding compliance of tax obligations have been issued.

You can download the client alert here.

In a one-page summary, our member firm in Peru offers an overview of all key labor regulations being issued as a consequence of the COVID-19 outbreak.

You can download the client alert here.