The Law no 2020-290 passed on 23 March 2020 declaring a “state of health emergency” enabled the Government to adopt various economic measures to “handle the impacts of the covid-19 outbreak and limit the spread of the virus“.

On 25 March 2020, the Government adopted 25 Executive Orders covering a large variety of sectors and issues. The Executive Orders were published in the Official Journal on 26 March 2020.

The full text of these Executive Orders can be read at legifrance.gouv.fr. We will provide a comprehensive analysis of the new provisions in several updates to follow.

Our firm continues to provide legal support during the outbreak and remains available to answer all queries on these issues.