As the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread across the world, governments are actively working with global and local health authorities to implement nationwide measures to help curb transmission and mitigate virus-related risks as well as offer relief for businesses and individuals in these challenging times. In response, businesses and government institutions across the UAE are taking necessary action to minimise the impact of the pandemic on their operations, workforce and supply chains, in order to ensure that business – to the extent possible and subject to health and safety regulations – continues as usual.

Please click on the link (or the Download button below) to view the full overview of COVID-19-related developments in the UAE and some of the frequently asked questions on the impact of the pandemic on employment, contractual obligations, compliance, financing and real estate arrangements.

The situation is unprecedented and continues to evolve, and we will continue to monitor developments and provide updates from time to time. You can also read our previous alerts on our dedicated Coronavirus Resource Center.

For further information, please feel free to contact one of the lawyers below or your usual Baker McKenzie contact.


Kellie Blyth is a partner based in Baker McKenzie's Dubai office. An experienced technology and privacy lawyer, she has been advising multi-national businesses and public institutions in the UAE and Saudi Arabia since 2012. Kellie's main focus is advising private sector clients on their strategic IT projects and on their information compliance. She also advises clients how to develop, commercialise and implement digital and technology solutions whilst managing regulatory risks. Kellie acts as a trusted advisor to some of the world's best known and most innovative technology companies.

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