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COVID-19 Update from Hannes Snellman

16 March 2020

Despite the challenges we are facing due to the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19), we at Hannes Snellman are more agile than ever. We are constantly monitoring the situation and the recommendations of the Government, experts, and authorities.

While the safety and health of our employees, clients, and business partners is our top priority, we will continue to focus on providing uninterrupted high-quality service to our clients and operating as normally as possible. We have the necessary equipment and technical support systems in place and all our staff is equipped to work remotely, meaning that we are able to continue delivering first-class service in these unusual circumstances.

Your contact persons at Hannes Snellman can be reached as usual, by e-mail and telephone. Should you have any questions about our procedures or require legal advice in connection with COVID-19 or any other matter, please contact your team or contact person at Hannes Snellman.


The following links offer some basic information on the immediate key issues affecting businesses:

Legislative Changes in Unemployment Coverage and New Legislation Introducing Financial Assistance Due to the Coronavirus Outbreak (6 May 2020)

Legislative Amendments Intended to Temporarily Lower Employment-Related Expenses (23 April 2020)

Temporary Consumer Credit and Insolvency Measures Related to COVID-19 in Finland (3 April 2020)

Temporary Amendments to Employment Legislation Due to Coronavirus – New Government Bill Published on 26 March 2020 (30 March 2020)

Crisis Package Proposed by Central Labour Organisations Introduces Changes to Employment Legislation to Help Companies Struggling with Corona (20 March 2020)

COVID-19 Implications on Competition Law - State Aid Measures and Delay in Merger Notifications in Finland and the EU (17 March 2020)

What Measures Should Be Taken at Workplaces? - 10 Questions About Coronavirus (13 March 2020)

Does Coronavirus Justify Disruption of Delivery? (6 March 2020)