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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.


German offices suffer in lawyer merry-go-round

Looking at the past few months, you may be forgiven for thinking that the trend in Germany at the moment is for mass walkouts. In Berlin Lovells lost its five-person banking team, when all of the lawyers involved decided to set up camp alone. Over in Frankfurt, meanwhile, Heussen had its office raided for eight […]

Freshfields, Nabarros scoop Land Securities development

Nabarros scoop Land Securities development” />Nabarro Nathanson and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer have landed mandates to advise on the redevelopment of Allen & Overy‘s (A&O) City headquarters. Nabarros’ relationship partner for Land Securities in London Nicholas Vergette is leading the team advising the longstanding client on the issues surrounding the redevelopment of One New Change, which […]

PwC launches 140-lawyer tax and legal outfit in Italy

PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) has launched a combined tax and legal firm in Italy, raiding former network firm Pirola Pennuto Zei & Associati for eight partners and 80 lawyers. Pirola Pennuto Zei & Associati will continue to work with PwC but on a reduced basis, whereas the new name for PwC’s legal arm in Italy will become […]

BLG throws caution to the wind

Lawyers have a reputation for being cautious people. But Barlow Lyde & Gilbert (BLG) took a stand against this stereotype with its now legendary advertising campaign in May. The full-page BLG ad named 250 corporate counsel and their companies. As a result, last week the Advertising Standards Association upheld a formal complaint against BLG made […]

Hammonds bolsters tax with DLA hire

Hammonds has strengthened its tax offering with the hire of a tax accountant from DLA Piper. Michael McCormack joins Hammonds as a director of tax, having previously worked for Ernst & Young and the Irish Revenue before DLA Piper. McCormack will advise Hammonds’ clients on corporate and commercial tax issues, as well as helping the […]

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