2020 has been a year like no other. The world health emergency caused by the spread of COVID-19 and the resulting declaration of a state of emergency (lockdown) in Spain in March 2020 brought an unprecedented whirl of legislative activity. Companies have now been placed in an uncertain scenario where decision-making is the key to the future survival of their businesses. Over these months the Garrigues Special COVID-19 team have tried to provide answers to many of the questions that have arisen in the new context. Now that this traumatic 2020 is drawing to an end, we review and look back on the main legal matters of the year, from every angle of business law, while looking towards 2021 and picking out the most important trends to watch in the new year.
The decision of November 25, 2020, by the Secretary of State for the Economy and Business Support, published the decision by the council of ministers setting out the terms and conditions for the new tranches of the guarantee facilities approved by Royal Decree-Law 25/2020, of July 3, 2020. The new tranches are to be used for funding to businesses under an arrangement and any which, while not under an arrangement, were in the process of reviewing their promissory note program on MARF (Spanish Alternative Bond Market) on April 23, 2020.
It analyzes the current state of the legal systems in these regions by taking a comparative look at the Anglo-Saxon regimes.