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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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1 Crown Office Row head stands down

One Crown Office Row will elect a new head of chambers this autumn after the long-serving Robert Seabrook QC stepped down from the role. Seabrook is standing down in October after 14 years as head of 1 Crown Office Row, which now has 87 tenants and a turnover of more than £13m. Seabrook told fellow […]

UK businesses need to beware the long arm of US law

The angst surrounding the cases of the NatWest Three and Ian Norris has raised awareness of the new risks facing businesspeople from US prosecutors. US criminal jurisdiction is extraordinarily wide. To take an important example, the Sherman Antitrust Act (relating to cartels) applies to any activity that is in restraint of trade in the US […]

Bakers creates 35 partners in Asia-Pacific

Baker & McKenzie has appointed a total of 35 new partners in the Asia-Pacific region in the past 12 months, bringing the total to 299 partners, of whom 147 are principals (equity partners). Eight of the promotions were in the Sydney office, seven in Tokyo, six in Bangkok, four in Hong Kong, two in Melbourne, […]

Ashurst beats rivals to corporate assistant haul

Ashurst has trumped its City rivals by securing the hire of eight corporate assistants, while a dearth of candidates leaves many of its competitors struggling to recruit. London head of corporate Roger Finbow said the silver circle firm had completed a recruitment drive for corporate assistants, securing the appointments of its full requirement of eight associates. As […]

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