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Special Information Briefing COVID-19 (No. 24): Royal Decree-law 21/2020 on urgent prevention, containment and coordination measures to deal with the health crisis

11/06/2020

This legal briefing analyses the commercial measures, as well as those related to the termination of certain contracts entered into by consumers and users, introduced by RDL 21/2020.

On 10 June 2020, Royal Decree-law 21/2020, of 9 June, on urgent prevention, containment and coordination measures to deal with the health crisis caused by COVID-19 (“RDL 21/2020”) was published in the Official State Bulletin.

The purpose of RDL 21/2020 is to establish urgent prevention, containment and coordination measures which are needed to deal with the health crisis caused by COVID-19, to prevent further waves of infection, and with a view to some provinces, islands and territorial units passing Phase III of the Plan for the Transition to a New Normal, and eventually, the expiration of the validity of the state of alarm declared by Royal Decree 463/2020, of 14 March, and its successive extensions.

Commercial measures

  1. Amendment of article 40 of Royal Decree-law 8/2020

The fourth final provision of RDL 21/2020 amends, once again, article 40 of Royal Decree-law 8/2020, of 17 March, on extraordinary urgent measures to address the economic and social impact of COVID-19 (“RDL 8/2020”), which established an extraordinary regulation of the deadlines for the drafting, verification and approval of annual accounts of legal entities governed by private law not covered by article 41 of that legal text, which relates to listed companies.

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