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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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Baker Botts opens in Riyadh with two Arent Fox partners

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Corporate

Bridgepoint Capital completes £111m management buyout of Alliance Medical. Newco represented on senior debt by Ashurst Morris Crisp (Stephen Short). Newco advised on the acquisition and on equity by Travers Smith Braithwaite (Charles Barter). Senior lender Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein advised by Lovells (Matthew Cottis). Alliance Medical advised by Simmons & Simmons (Martin Saywell).

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