COVID-19 in the spotlight: insights & analysis

As COVID-19 continues to disrupt Australia's economy, we address your challenges and provide clarity around unfolding legal issues. Our clients in Australia are managing the threat posed by COVID-19 to their workforce, customers, suppliers and wider stakeholders (as are we – see here What is Allens doing?). This is, above all, a human and social issue, that has necessitated significant changes in the way everyone goes about their daily lives.

COVID-19: your questions answered

Under the spotlight right now: enhanced protections for the COVIDSafe app but some key issues remain unresolved; steps to prepare for the rollback of restrictions and an updated guide to government powers; new tax relief measures for states and territories; further progress on remote signing of documents and shareholder meetings; RBA announces changes to help kick-start demand for corporate bonds; issues arising for retail banking and responsible lending; and revised eligibility for JobKeeper; and COVID-19's impact on non-compliance with conditions of planning and environmental approvals

In addition, we continue to address the most pressing questions being asked across the business landscape. Select tiles below to jump to the relevant section or view all COVID-19 questions.

Allens online learning: deep dive webinars


Signing documents in a pandemic: what to do when signatories are isolated or scattered

Join Diccon Loxton as he discusses the complexities of signing important documents in this rapidly changing landscape. Diccon shares practical solutions to help businesses adapt and remain compliant. 

Filmed 19 March 2020




Impacts of COVID-19 on superannuation, funds and banking

As COVID-19 continues to disrupt Australia, financial institutions are working with their customers to support economic stability. Join Geoff Sanders, Michelle Levy, James Kanabar, Penny Nikoloudis, Marc Kemp, Nicola Greenberg and Simun Soljo as they discuss the key issues. 

Filmed 7 April 2020