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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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Taylor Wessing senior partner handed second term

Taylor Wessing has re-elected Martin Winter as senior partner to serve another three-year term. Private equity specialist Winter has been a partner at Taylor Wessing since 2001 and took over the senior partner post from Richard Marsh in 2005. Winter said: “With the move of our London office to a great new building at New […]

Herbies taps A&O for Moscow finance hire

Herbert Smith has hired a senior associate from Allen & Overy’s Moscow office in a bid to shore up its local finance capacity. Ed Baring joins Herbert Smith as a partner, taking the partner headcount in the office to nine. Herbert Smith’s Moscow managing partner Allen Hanen said in a statement: “Russia has one of […]

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Beresford to face tribunal over miners’ claims

Jim Beresford of Beresfords Solicitors, will face the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT) in relation to his firm’s handling of coal miners’ compensation claims. The UK’s richest lawyer, Jim Beresford of Doncaster-based Beresfords Solicitors, is to go in front of the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT) next month in relation to his firm’s handling of coal miners’ […]

Coffey Graham swells London IT sector

The London IT legal market has a new entrant in the form of Coffey Graham, a two-partner firm, which launched last week. Founders Rory Graham and Robert Coffey hail from Morgan Lewis and Baker & McKenzie respectively. Graham’s clients include Disney, 3 and Orange. Coffey said: “We feel that the ­synergy between our transactional and […]

Norton Rose ups Middle East nous with pair of energy deals

Norton Rose ups Middle East nous with pair of energy deals” />Norton Rose has scored the lead roles on two ­overseas energy deals, advising on a nuclear power ­programme in Jordan and the largest offshore windfarm in the world. The firm scooped a ­mandate from the Jordan Atomic Energy Commission to advise on the first […]

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