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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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Haarmann name partner quits after lockstep row

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Credit Suisse counsel in Morgan Stanley move

US investment banking giant Morgan Stanley has raided European rival Credit Suisse for its new legal chief. Gary Lynch, who has served as global general counsel at Credit Suisse since October 2001, has been appointed as Morgan Stanley’s chief legal officer and a member of the bank’s management committee with effect from October. Until Lynch takes the […]

Appeal Court promotions snub Chancery Division

The promotion of four judges to the Court of Appeal has whipped up a storm in the Chancery Division, with three of the appointments coming from the Queen’s Bench Division (QBD) and one from the Family Division, but none from Chancery. The move underlines the growing influence of the QBD, considered some years ago to […]

Calling the shots

Tulkinghorn always thought they were a photogenic lot over at Ince & Co, but he had to admit he was stunned to come across a gleaming photo album of the partners and lawyers in the firm’s reception. The book boasted no captions, not even the names of the subjects. Just bold, colour, extreme close-up shots […]

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