As the activity of administrative authorities and courts is directly impacted by measures to slow down the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, many questions arise as to the impact on proceedings and deadlines for private parties.
Every jurisdiction is seeking to ensure both the continued enforcement of regulations and access to justice, including in administrative matters. Will permits and authorizations soon to expire be prolonged? What about deadlines to comply with administrative measures, especially those subject to sanctions? What about statutes of limitation to challenge an administrative decision? Will hearings previously scheduled be maintained? Will pending cases be processed and judgments delivered? Will interim relief still be available?
This White Paper offers a quick overview of the current state of play in seven key European jurisdictions: Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain and the United Kingdom.
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