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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.


McDermott hires Shearman partner

International growth strategy lures corporate ace Klein Shearman & Sterling has suffered its first high-profile partner defection this year. Corporate rainmaker Spencer Klein has quit to head up the M&A practice at McDermott Will & Emery.McDermott has seized the initiative in poaching Klein from Shearman. To make a convincing attack into Wall Street’s lucrative M&A […]


Norton Rose in Greek success

Norton Rose is the latest law firm to be given approval by a Greek bar to register its operations as a branch office Having received approval from the Piraeus Bar on 15 January, the firm’s offices in Athens and Piraeus are no longer described as “in association with Norton Rose”, but rather become branch offices […]

Speechlys helps PA share its profits

Speechly Bircham has completed an unusual major restructuring transaction for longstanding client PA Consulting Group.PA, a management, systems and technology consulting company, instructed Speechlys corporate partner Tom Shaw to help develop a structure to ensure the fair allocation of gains from its investments in venture activities to its employees.The transaction marked the further development of […]

Risk and the public sector

It is unsurprising that risk management is attaining as high a priority in publicly funded undertakings as it is in the private sector The services provided by the public sector – healthcare, education and regulatory approvals – require the need to ration resources in a highly charged and political environment.Public authorities have tended to reduce […]

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