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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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Shearman bulks up arbitration in Washington, DC

Shearman & Sterling has bulked up its US international arbitration group, moving Singapore partner John Savage to its Washington DC office. The move reflect the firm’s increased focus on international arbitration in the US. Shearman head of international arbitration, Emmanuel Gaillard, said: “The US environment for arbitration is changing and there is an increased need […]

Eversheds elbows out BLP to secure Thames Gateway property work

Eversheds has scored the lead role to advise the London Thames Gateway Development Corporation (LTGDC) on real estate matters. The firm edged out Berwin Leighton Paisner, LTGDC’s former external adviser, to take the lead on real estate transactions that will span eight London ­boroughs. LTGDC chief executive Peter Andrews said: “Eversheds is a leading advisory […]

Lovells hikes Paris financial litigation team

Lovells has hired a four-lawyer team from Simmons & Simmons for its financial litigation offering in Paris. The firm has hired banking and finance disputes partner Antoine Juaristi, who brings with him two senior associates and an associate. Lovells global disputes head Patrick Sherrington said the firm aimed to grow it financial litigation offering. “The […]

Citi hires litigators for Wachovia battle

A dispute between Citigroup and Wells Fargo over the ­purchase of US bank Wachovia began last week when Citi instructed Greg Joseph, name partner at Gregory P Joseph Law Offices and former ­litigation chair at Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson to block Wells Fargo’s $15bn (£8.64bn) bid for Wachovia made on 3 October, just […]

Linklaters curtails client base to focus attention on major players

Linklaters curtails client base to focus attention on major players” />Linklaters is in the process of slashing its client base in an attempt to reduce conflicts and focus its ­business solely on large global entities. Managing partner Simon Davies, who is leading the project, carried out a similar exercise at the beginning of the decade […]

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