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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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Castren & Snellman gains maritime law

Leading Finnish commercial firm Castren & Snellman will merge with niche firm Serlachius & Ryti on 1 September to give it maritime law capability for the first time Castren & Snellman will gain access to the firm’s client base and capability in maritime, transport, aviation and insurance law matters. Serlachius acts for domestic and international […]

Deals summary

Burges Salmon (Alan Barr, William Neville) advised Milk Link on the formation of £33m joint venture Staplemead Dairy Products with Express Dairies. Express Dairies was advised by Ashurst Morris Crisp while financiers Rabobank and Barclays were advised by Allen & Overy. Wragge & Co (Andrew Harrison) advised five former Enron directors who have bought out […]

Walkers sets up office in BVI following Barkers buy

Cayman Islands firm Walkers has launched an office in the British Virgin Islands (BVI) after taking over the territory’s corporate and international finance firm Barkers Partner Simon Pascoe will relocate from the Caymans to head the office. He will be joined by four partners and four assistants from Barkers, with additional support from Walkers’ Cayman […]

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