Issuance on May 14, 2020, of Ordinance No. 2020-560 of May 13th, 2020
Ordinance no. 2020-306 of March 25th, 2020 organising the postponement of “deadlines and measures which have expired or which expire between March 12th, 2020 and the expiry of a period of one month from the date of cessation of the state of public health emergency declared as provided for in Article 4 of the aforementioned Act of March 22nd, 2020.” had set up a legally protected period starting on March 12th, 2020 and due to expire one month after the end of the state of public health emergency initially set for May 24th, 2020, i.e. June 24th, 2020.
However, the extension of the state of emergency until July 10th, 2020 (Act of May 11th, 2020, No. 2020-546 extending the state of health emergency and supplementing its provisions), led the Government to pass the Ordinance No. 2020-560 of May 13th, 2020 setting the deadlines applicable to various procedures during the period of health emergency.
Pursuant to this Ordinance, the legally protected period has been redefined, its term initially subject to the expiry of a one-month period following the end of the state of emergency being now strictly defined at June 23rd, 2020.
Ghislaine Issenhuth / Emmanuel Fleury