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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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Conservative law group calls for use of intercept evidence

The Society of Conservative Lawyers is calling for the government to allow the use of intercepted evidence in terrorist and organised crime cases. In a paper authored by 18 Red Lion Court silk Jonathan Fisher QC, the society says that the use of intercept evidence does not infringe human rights, calling the current ban “anachronistic […]

Deals round-up

Willkie Farr & Gallagher, led by partner Thomas Cerabino, advised investment fund Colony Capital on the $1bn (£570m) agreement to buy all the hotel interests of Singapore-based Raffles Holdings. The acquisition comprises 15 Raffles hotels and resorts and 26 from Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts in 35 locations. It also includes the legendary Raffles Hotel Singapore. […]

Harbottles swaps managing partner in committee rejig

Harbottle & Lewis managing partner Samantha Phillips is to stand down from the role at the end of the firm’s financial year on 31 July. Another litigation partner, Lawrence Abramson, is due to take up the reins as Harbottles’ new managing partner on 1 August. At the same time, the firm is also set to expand its management committee […]

Bringing the house down

A Slaughters partner may be edging perilously close to financial ruin after his wife bet the house on London’s theatreland. Two weeks ago, the well-known theatre producer and Perrier Awards chief Nica Burns, with American oil millionaire and theatre producer Max Weitzenhoffer, stumped up £5.75m for a half share in the Apollo, Garrick, Duchess and […]

SJ Berwin strengthens Evans Randall relationship

SJ Berwin has secured its position as the leading legal adviser to Evans Randall on property matters after completing its biggest deal to date for the private investment bank. Real estate partner David Ryland led the firm’s team advising Evans Randall on its £175m acquisition of ABN Amro’s London headquarters at 250 Bishopsgate. The deal […]

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