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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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UK firms work on Dutch government PPP initiative

Camerons joins magic circle on rail project; Dutch firms take back seat The Netherlands call-ed in a contingent of UK law firms to complete its first major public private partnership (PPP) deal.CMS Cameron McKenna advised the Dutch government on a range of PPP issues, Slaughter and May and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer advised the winning consortium […]

Simpson takes on O'Melveny partner

New York giant Simpson Thacher & Bartlett is raiding rival O’Melveny & Myers for a partner to boost its bankruptcy practice. This is a rare lateral hire for the firm.Simpson Thacher is taking on the head of O’Melveny’s bankruptcy and restructuring practice Peter Pantaleo. He will join the New York office, where the firm last […]

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