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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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Consumer body Which? has appointed a new head of legal after its former chief lawyer quit following a disagreement over strategy. Which? has brought in Steve Coyle, who joins from Avon Cosmetics, to replace former head Gordon Wilson. Coyle had been at Avon for nine years, most recently as head of sales development for Western […]

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Salans and McCarthy Tétrault have scooped choice mandates on a rare African AIM deal. Salans advised ­biofuel company BioEnergy Africa on its £41.5m listing on AIM, while McCarthy Tétrault picked up the lead role for the nominated adviser Canaccord Adams. The company’s ­initial project is based in ­Mozambique where it is ­developing more than 20,000 […]

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Addleshaws in Kray twins photo controversy

Addleshaw Goddard has sparked a row with its decision to exhibit a photograph of East End gangsters the Kray twins in its offices. The firm bought a selection of 36 prints by influential 1960s photographer David Bailey, including photos of Michael Caine, Mick Jagger and the Krays. But the photos have divided opinion among staff, […]

23 Essex St raid gives 1COR four female silks

One Crown Office Row has hired Joanna Glynn QC from 23 Essex Street, taking the set’s tally of female silks to four. Glynn, who was called in 1983 and took silk in 2002, said she was moving chambers in a bid to develop the disciplinary and regulatory aspects of her practice. One Crown Office Row’s […]

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