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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.



Sanjay Lobo:

Come on, admit it. You have had a sneaky look for holidays on, dreaming of sandy beaches, instead of proofreading those contract terms and conditions. Imagine then, being Sanjay Lobo. On the fast-track to the top of the technology, media and telecoms (TMT) world, the 30-year-old is legal director of one of the hottest […]

Reed Smith entices Richards Butler HK to talk tie-ups

Reed Smith has secured a crucial meeting with Richards Butler Hong Kong, as the City firm’s hugely profitable arm considers its options. It is understood that a meeting between Reed Smith and the management from Richards Butler in London and Hong Kong is scheduled for the last week in April. As first revealed in The […]

Orrick licence saga leads to closure or liberalisation in China

Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe‘s struggle to secure operating licences for the Chinese offices it acquired from Coudert Brothers could become the catalyst to further liberalisation of the Chinese legal market. A lawyer with close connections to the Chinese Ministry of Justice (MoJ) claimed that, if Orrick successfully petitioned the MoJ to grant licences for the […]

Former Capgemini counsel re-emerges in Barclays IT role

Barclays Bank has hired Capgemini’s former general counsel for the UK and Ireland Barry Wong to head its legal IT outsourcing and supplier team. Wong will work with Andrew Collier, Barclays’ head of IT, on IT outsourcing deals. Wong worked for Allen & Overy, Bristows and Norton Rose before joining IBM. At IBM he started […]

Faegre boosts German office with Heussen raid

US firm Faegre & Benson has ramped up its Frankfurt office with an eight-lawyer raid on German firm Heussen, leaving Heussen’s Frankfurt operation with just three lawyers. The hires include the head of the Frankfurt office and former managing director of Heussen Karl Walter. Georg-René Lubinski is the only remaining partner at Heussen’s Frankfurt office. Horst Daniel, executive […]

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