TZVS: COVID-19 RESPONSE DOCUMENTS

The impact of COVID-19 is changing rapidly. For that reason, we have set up a list of specific articles and news for navigating the many challenges ahead.


Biosecurity Protocol for the Mining Sector amid the COVID-19 Pandemic

Biosecurity Protocol for the Mining Sector amid the COVID-19 Pandemic

On May 15, 2020, the National Emergency Operations Committee (COE) approved the biosecurity protocol for the mining sector issued by the Ministry of Energy and Non-Renewable Natural Resources (MERNNR).The protocol … ...
Merger of Government Agencies into the new “Non-Renewable Energy and Natural Resources Regulation and Control Agency”

Merger of Government Agencies into the new “Non-Renewable Energy and Natural Resources Regulation and Control Agency”

On May 6, 2020, the Presidential Decree No. 1036 was published, stating that institutional optimization is necessary. Therefore, the following was decided: Merge the next Government Agencies: The attributions, functions, … ...
The Pandemic’s Contractual Dilema: Pacta Sunt Servanda vs. Rebus Sic Stantibus

The Pandemic’s Contractual Dilema: Pacta Sunt Servanda vs. Rebus Sic Stantibus

The outbreak of COVID-19 has risen important legal considerations with respect to contractual performance. In the middle of the pandemic, parties are facing a complex legal dilemma of contract law: … ...
COVID-19, Force Majeure & Arbitration

COVID-19, Force Majeure & Arbitration

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the concept of force majeure has gained increasing recognition in arbitration. Typically, Arbitral Tribunals are reluctant to accept force majeure provisions to excuse … ...
Protocol for Returning to Labor Activities of the Judicial Function in Ecuador

Protocol for Returning to Labor Activities of the Judicial Function in Ecuador

On March 17, 2020, the Plenary of the Judiciary Council issued resolution number 031-2020 In which they resolved the suspension of labor activities in the judicial function admit the state … ...
The Superintendency of Market Power Control Resumes Economic Concentration Operations and Proposes an Abbreviated Procedure

The Superintendency of Market Power Control Resumes Economic Concentration Operations and Proposes an Abbreviated Procedure

The Superintendency of Market Power Control resumes its operations of economic concentration to contribute to the productive reactivation of the country. In order to contribute to the economic and productive … ...