Supreme Court instructs temporary suspension on receiving direct petitions and refrainment from opening court hearings until March 31 due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

On 10 March 2020, the Supreme People's Court ("SPC") issued Directive No. 02/2020/CT-CA regarding the prevention of the COVID-19 outbreak within the People's Court system ("Directive 02"). Directive 02 takes effect immediately upon receipt by the lower courts and relevant authorities.

Directive 02 provides for, among other things, instructions to the lower courts on applying measures that may affect parties to lawsuits. To learn more about these key instructions, you can download our client alert below.

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