As corporations continue to grapple with economic issues surrounding COVID-19, global life sciences companies must start to determine how laws in each of the jurisdictions in which they operate will impact their contractual responsibilities and opportunities for remedies in their business relationships.

Life sciences companies with operations in France must recognize that their COVID-19 response will likely need to be different than their responses to previous crises, and not only because French law has significantly changed since 2008.

Our recent client alert, “France – Coronavirus (COVID-19) and economic downturn: What impacts on the continuation of business relationships?” outlines a practical scaled approach to these issues.