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Clifford Chance

Clifford Chance


Coronavirus: the "legal circuit breaker" legislation in Singapore

17 April 2020

The COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) Act 2020 (the Act), passed on 7 April 2020, provides temporary and targeted measures which are designed to mitigate the economic shock which COVID-19 has caused to firms and businesses in Singapore.

Characterised as a "legal circuit breaker", the Act is a novel and bold piece of legislation which provides a wide-ranging array of measures to address the needs of businesses suffering economic hardship caused by COVID-19.

In this briefing, we examine and consider the implications of some of the key measures implemented by the Act.

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