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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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Norton Rose appoints SAS man for strategic guidance

Norton Rose has taken on the chairman of Swedish airline SAS as an adviser to its board. Egil Myklebust will work closely with the City firm’s board and management on “strategic matters”. As well as chairing SAS, Myklebust is also vice chairman of the board of directors at Norske Skog ASA, a member of the […]

Eversheds chosen for coveted Transport for London role

Eversheds has won Transport for London (TfL) the Government agency responsible for the capital’s transport needs as a new client. The firm pitched against a number of firms to win a mandate to advise TfL on commercial, litigation and property work. The appointment follows a tender process instigated by general counsel Fiona Smith who joined […]

Norr Stiefenhofer targets Slovakia for office opening

Germany’s Norr Stiefenhofer Lutz is widening its Central and Eastern European (CEE) spread by opening a Bratislava base. The office in new EU member state Slovakia’s capital is the firm’s sixth in CEE and has been set up to take advantage of the region’s increasing draw for outside investment due to favourable labour costs and […]

Trials and tribulations

As the holiday season begins, one group of lawyers has never been busier. Jon Robins meets Stephen Jakobi, the face of Fair Trials Abroad Well I think we can assume it’s an unfair trial if it’s in France,” sighs the director of pressure group Fair Trials Abroad (FTA) Stephen Jakobi. From lorry drivers found with […]

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