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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 […]


CC fancies its chances with clients’ private equity assets Clifford Chance is truly the home of the wizard wheeze. Take its idea of setting up a fund of funds to participate in its private equity clients’ investments. Given Clifford Chance’s market-leading reputation in both fund creation and deal execution, it is a logical step – […]

World Bank hails UK investor protection regime but it trails New Zealand and US

Investors in the UK are protected from insider dealing by corporates better than other European investors – but regulation is lagging behind jurisdictions such as New Zealand and the US. A three-year survey of global investor regulation carried out by the World Bank and law firm network Lex Mundi has revealed that New Zealand has […]

Hammonds in all-out war over partner repayments

The row between former Hammonds partners and the firm has escalated, with legal action now imminent as the disagreement over repayment of drawings drags on. A group of 14 former partners has formally instructed Addleshaw Goddard partnership expert Richard Linsell to advise them as negotiations with Hammonds have yielded little. A claim now looks increasingly […]

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