Corona Toolbox

Navigating COVID-19: updates for businesses

19 March 2020

The COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak represents one of the most significant global public health crises in the last 100 years.  The uncertainty and disruption caused by the pandemic has raised a number of challenges for businesses.  Buddle Findlay have looked at some of the many issues businesses are facing and have provided a resource to help you navigate some of the challenges that may lie ahead.

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Buddle Findlay is committed to doing everything possible to minimise the impact of COVID-19 in New Zealand, on our communities in general, and on our public health system.  Buddle Findlay remains fully operational and our teams are ready and available to assist you as needed.  We are closely monitoring the situation to adapt our arrangements as the situation evolves.  We are aware that many businesses are facing unprecedented challenges and we are here to support you and your organisation.  If you require any assistance or advice, please contact a member of our team.

Banking and finance

01/04/20  -  COVID-19 response: regulatory and other financial relief 

17/03/20  -  Black Swan Events, COVID-19 and the Debt Markets

Competition and antitrust

01/04/20  -  COVID-19: do competition and consumer laws still apply?

Corporate and commercial

24/03/20  -  COVID-19 - managing commercial contracts

23/03/20  -  Deals in the time of COVID-19

19/03/20  -  COVID-19 - frustrating for contracts

17/03/20  -  What we're seeing - business response to COVID-19


23/03/20  -  The good employer’s guide to working from home

19/03/20  -  Government support package and the impacts of Government directives on workplaces

18/03/20  -  COVID-19 and privacy law - what can employers ask and tell?

17/03/20  -  Coronavirus and the workplace

Litigation and dispute resolution

26/03/20  -  Responding to COVID-19: operation of the court system


25/03/20  -  COVID-19 coronavirus: working from home? Employers still have obligations to you

Public law and health

02/04/20  -  Responding to COVID-19: Moving New Zealand to Alert Level 4 and beyond

24/03/20  -  Responding to COVID-19: the issue of an epidemic notice under the Epidemic Preparedness Act 2006

20/03/20  -  Responding to COVID-19: the Government's legal powers

Restructuring and insolvency

03/04/20  -  High Court provides guidance on voluntary administration and creditors’ meetings under COVID-19 Alert Level 4