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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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Right to trial by jury bill ditched

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CMS Cameron McKenna represented Antisoma on its listing on the London Stock Exchange (LSE). The EASDAQ-quoted company is also listed on techMARK, the LSE market for IT companies. Nomura International sponsored the official listing. Michael Draper, corporate partner at Camerons, advised on the listing with support from corporate assistant Ed West.

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Financings

Linklaters & Alliance acted as UK and Dutch adviser to Dresdner Bank AG on a loan facility to Energis UK. The firm also represented Kleinwort Benson Securities in a US capacity on the equity placing of £312m-worth of Energis’ ordinary new shares to fund the purchase of Dutch-based company Enertel. Tom Wells

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