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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.


Vicky Mitchell: Capital One

Times have changed at Capital One. Instead of sending legal work straight out to external advisers the in-house lawyers are now almost wholly self-sufficient. By Lorraine Cushnie Fun budgets, adopt-a-school programmes and leopard-skin prints. For Vicky Mitchell, company secretary and head of legal at Capital One, life is certainly not ordinary. In the nine years […]

Mintz Levin acquires boutique for Palo Alto launch

Boston firm Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo has launched in Palo Alto, taking over patent filing boutique Reed Intellectual Property Law Group. The acquisition is part of a push into California, with Mintz Levin planning to bolster its office in Los Angeles. Mintz Levin’s move follows that of other Boston-based firms such as […]

Quartet advise on £1bn Virgin Mobile takeover

Allen & Overy (A&O), Ashurst, Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson and Herbert Smith are celebrating after advising on NTL’s £962.4m ($1.62bn) recommended takeover of Virgin Mobile. The cash offer of 372p per share, or a mixture of cash and shares, will be implemented by way of a scheme of arrangement and is scheduled to […]

Legal Widow

Well, they offered him equity on Friday, but at a terrible price: they informed him that the firm was nosediving and they were almost certainly going to make a six-figure cash call on partners later in the year. The Lawyer took the rest of the day off and sat in a café doing sums on […]

Kirkland & Ellis strengthens Munich office

Kirkland & Ellis has bolstered its Munich restructuring group with the hire of Leo Plank from Frankfurt boutique Broich Bayer von Rom. Plank previously worked in the New York and London offices of Bingham McCutchen in the global financial restructuring group. Kirkland has a 100-lawyer restructuring group spread across the globe. Its most high-profile instruction […]

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