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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.


Lawyers pull off media merger

The cross-media merger of United News & Media and MAI was made possible by a legal ‘warehousing’ or ‘deadlock’ structure of the shareholding by scores of lawyers at Allen & Overy, Ashurst Morris Crisp and Norton Rose. The deal, thought to be the first marriage of a national newspaper group to a TV company and […]

In brief: Hammond Suddards

Richard Burns is the head of corporate finance at Hammond Suddards, not Christoper Arnheim as reported on 6 February issue.

Director leaves after strategy dispute

John Malpas reports THE UK’S largest set has parted company with the marketing director it appointed just six months ago to raise its profile. Five Fountain Court in Birmingham says it is not planning to replace Olivier Morel, who joined the set to give “structure and depth” to its marketing policy. Morel is the second […]

Happy birthday

John Malpas reports A chambers widely regarded as the leading tax set in the country has just celebrated its 30th anniversary. Gray’s Inn Chambers held a reception at the British Museum earlier this month to mark what has been a highly successful first 30 years for the set. Gray’s Inn Chambers boasts four silks out […]

Bogan loses constituency base after firm splits

A KEY supporter of Law Society president Martin Mears is no longer practising in the Law Society constituency which elected him to the council thanks to his firm’s demerger. Anthony Bogan, who ousted the leading Chancery Lane establishment figure Paul Marsh from the council during last year’s elections, has confirmed the demerger of the Richmond […]

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