Covid-19 Global Legal Resources And Support Services

By Mark Howe TDS is the exclusive member firm in Manitoba for Lex… Learn More


published 04/20/2020

By Mark Howe

TDS is the exclusive member firm in Manitoba for Lex Mundi – the world’s leading network of independent law firms, with in-depth experience in 100+ countries worldwide.

In partnership with Lex Mundi and its member firms, a range of resources have been created, which are designed to support corporate counsel and business executives through the COVID-19 crisis. These resources will be of particular value to organizations involved with cross-border matters and international business activities. Many of these resources are pro bono and are outlined below:

  • COVID-19 Readiness Checks (pro bono): Quick turnaround, tailored surveys of legal/regulatory developments and government measures in key jurisdictions of concern to your organization, followed by a one-hour virtual teleconference with experts from across the globe to offer high level guidance about how governments may implement the measures and help to think through your plans.
  • AI-enabled Contract Reviews (at cost): Through Lex Mundi’s partnership with Diligen, quick and cost-effective contract reviews supported by a global remediation team.
  • Government Support Measures (pro bono): An interactive toolkit summarizing financial aid measures across banking & finance, labour & employment and tax implemented by 107 jurisdictions across the globe, updated in real-time.
  • COVID-19 Legal Updates (pro bono): An aggregator of global legal updates from 150 Lex Mundi member law firms across the globe, which is searchable by country, practice area and industry.  
  • COVID-19 Rapid Reaction Task Force (pro bono): Experts from around the globe who can work together to provide multijurisdictional response plans, or be consulted individually.

For additional information on the above resources, visit the Lex Mundi Global COVID-19 Resources Page.

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