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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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White & Case is jumping on the structured finance bandwagon in Tokyo. It is taking on a partner from PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) to boost its local tax capability. Yasuo Igarashi specialises in leveraged leasing transactions. The firm has brought him in to boost the corporate tax planning practice and ramp up the structured finance, M&A, restructuring […]

A VIEW from Sweden

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Schroders calls in Lovells’ Young for Equitable Life demutualisation

Lovells has won Equitable Life as a client for the assurer’s demutualisation and upcoming sale, edging out long-standing advisers Denton Wilde Sapte. Lovells corporate insurance partner John Young was called in by Schroders, Equitable Life’s financial adviser, after the announcement of the demutualisation. Young worked with Schroders on the demutualisation of Clerical Medical and the […]

Norton Rose boosts pension practice with Nabarros pair

Nabarro Nathanson pension specialist Peter Ford is moving to Norton Rose with fellow partner Lesley Browning. While the market view is that Nabarros’ pension practice is significantly stronger than that of Norton Rose, the latter’s current head of pensions Stuart Lippiatt believes the pair were attracted by the expansion opportunities. Also, when Lippiatt retires next […]

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