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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.


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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Ethnic minorities make up only 3 per cent of UK 100 partners

Only 3 per cent of partners in the UK’s top 100 law firms come from ethnic minorities. A third of the firms surveyed have no partners from ethnic minorities at all. The 2006 Diversity League Table, first revealed in The Lawyer last week (27 March), is a groundbreaking survey of The Lawyer’s UK 100, the […]

City Law Soc launches as law firm champion

Forty-three of London’s biggest law firms have handed the City of London Law Society a mandate to be their representational and campaigning body. The 43 firms unanimously voted last week (30 March) to make the CLLS its official spokesperson. In effect it will act as City law firms’ trade union, a representative voice on issues […]

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