COVID-19 Risks & Disputes: Protecting Businesses | FTI Consulting

COVID-19 Risks and Disputes: Protecting Your Business

Corporate Finance & Restructuring | Strategic Communications

April 6, 2020

In Asia the business and reputation risks are mutating fast as the pandemic establishes itself as a global phenomenon triggering countries to lock down and sending stock markets plunging.

Where the region’s businesses had initially mobilized emergency processes to protect staff and manage supply chains across borders, particularly China, the focus is shifting towards managing business through national lockdowns, and tumbling demand for products and services in Europe and the Americas as entire national populations stay home and businesses close.

Covid-19 – Business Risks

Business Transformation

  • Reorganisation
  • Liquidity management (refinancing)
  • Change management
  • Business continuity
  • Supply chain diversification
  • Valuation & financial advisory
  • Private equity advisory

Restructuring

  • Turnaround services
  • External debt restructuring
  • Creditor relations
  • Forensic accounting
  • Bankruptcy support
  • Interim management
  • Receivership

Disputes Advisory

  • Contract renegotiation – termination, curtailment
  • Litigation support
  • Damage quantification
  • Delay analysis
  • Investigations
  • International arbitration

Reputation

  • Cybersecurity
  • Crisis management
  • Issues/risk monitoring & preparedness
  • Creative stakeholder engagement
  • Financial communications
  • Media relations
  • Change communications
  • Public and government affairs

Though WHO declares the epicenter is now Europe, complexities are growing in Asia. Some countries are stepping up prevention action with Malaysia and Indonesia the first to institute lockdowns while others have already passed peak infection and into a recovery cycle, led by China where new infections are now coming from overseas.


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