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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.


CC patent victory clarifies case law

Clifford Chance has won a rare patent case after the London International Financial Futures Exchange (Liffe) won an important victory that clarifies case law regarding the owner of an invention. Liffe prevailed in its High Court battle against ex-employee Dr Pavel Pinkava, who invented an electronic trading system while employed at Liffe. Mr Justice Kitchin […]

Deals roundup

Lewis Silkin helps Hutchison burst O2’s bubble Lewis Silkin helps Hutchison burst O2’s bubbleLewis Silkin has won a High Court victory for Hutchison 3G. Rival O2 claimed that Hutchison’s use of bubble imagery in a television advert infringed its well-known trademark. On 23 March Mr Justice Lewison ruled that the advertisement did not infringe European […]

Nabarros scores double City lateral coup for Sheffield

Nabarro Nathanson has added three partners to its Sheffield office, including two rare lateral hires from City firms to its employment and pensions groups. Ian Flowers joins the Sheffield pensions team from Mayer Brown Rowe & Maw, where he had been a partner for 10 years, while David Fisher joins the employment group from Field […]

Lovells wins Villalba appeal for Merrill Lynch

Lovells has won a resounding judgment on behalf of Merrill Lynch in the Employment Appeals Tribunal (EAT) this morning (31 March). The EAT has dismissed the appeal brought by former investment banker Stephanie Villalba in her £7.5m sex discrimination claim against the bank, finding that the “Employment Tribunal reached an exemplary decision” when it threw […]

China MoJ loophole helps Orrick launch

Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe is to use a loophole in Chinese licensing laws to secure licences for both the Beijing and Shanghai offices it is set to inherit from Coudert Brothers by mid-April. It has emerged that the firm is in advanced negotiations with the Chinese Ministry of Justice to secure both practice licences at […]

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