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Considerations for listed companies in response to Covid-19

COVID-19 continues to cause unprecedented disruption to all business operations, which includes the annual corporate calendar for listed public companies when preparing and filing accounts, holding AGMs and making dividend payments to their shareholders. Below is a summary of the key considerations.

Mind the gap – How to effect a safe return to work

As the UK remains in lockdown as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic, uncertainty abounds about when a return to “normal” life can be expected. Government commentary suggests social distancing may continue for the rest of the year, raising questions about how to effect a safe return to work.

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Weil Gotshal fixes US lawyer shortage

New York firm Weil Gotshal & Manges is boosting its US banking and finance practice in London by drafting in two new partners. The firm is recruiting US capital markets and financing specialist Wayne Rapozo from rival Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom to focus on IPOs and high-yield and acquisition finance. And Ron Daitz, […]

Burness hires two dept heads

Scottish commercial law firm Burness has recruited two new partners to head its pensions and finance departments. After only nine months, Andrew Fleming is leaving City firm Richards Butler, where he heads the pensions unit, to become Burness’ head of pensions and share schemes. He was previously at Maclay Murray & Spens. John Miller, a […]

One amazing client

Vincent Denham says stringent quality assurance tests are needed to assess legal service delivery It is not yet certain whether posterity will smile upon Simmons & Simmons for having urged the survival of the Dome, but the firm’s insolvency team is certainly happy. Their role is now central to one of the biggest political rows […]

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