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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.


Stibbe lands Fortis govenment role

Herbert Smith’s Benelux ally, Stibbe, has played a key role in the nationalisation of European bank Fortis on the same day as Herbert Smith client Bradford & Bingley is nationalised. Herbert Smith’s Benelux ally Stibbe has played a key role in the nationalisation of European bank Fortis, which has come into public ownership on the […]

Stibbe lands role on second Belgian bank bail out

Herbert Smith’s Benelux ally Stibbe has landed a role on the bailout of another Belgian bank, acting for the authorities on the nationalisation of Dexia. As revealed by yesterday (29 September), Stibbe corporate partners Marc Fyon and Olivier Clevenbergh and finance partner Ivan Peeters are advising the Belgian government, as well as the country’s […]

David Ryan re-elected as Pinsents chief

Pinsent Masons has re-elected David Ryan as managing partner. Pinsent Masons has re-elected David Ryan as managing partner. Ryan won an uncontested election and will serve a further four year term from March 2009. Ryan has occupied the managing partner role since 1999, when he ran Pinsent Curtis. In 2001 Pinsent Curtis and Biddle merged, […]

Pinsents hires Eversheds veteran McHugh

Pinsent Masons has hired former Eversheds partner Peter McHugh to head its commercial practice. McHugh was head of Eversheds’ Birmingham commercial practice and left earlier this year after the corporate and commercial groups merged. At Pinsents McHugh will head up the commercial practice, which forms part of the outsourcing, technology and commercial group led by […]

Partner performance pressure

I have trained many lawyers over the years in how to present themselves as effectively as possible, whether at networking events, at interviews or giving speeches and the occasion that many have admitted makes them feel particularly uncomfortable is the prospect of presenting at the Partner Conference. Whether you’re a lawyer presenting for the first […]

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