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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 & McKenzie lays off NY associates

Baker & McKenzie lays off NY associates” />Baker & McKenzie has become the latest US firm to announce layoffs due to the economic downturn. The firm has confirmed that six associates in the New York office have been laid off receiving a two months severance pay package. In a statement released to the firm, Baker […]

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SJ Berwin litigation partner found dead

Staff at SJ Berwin are mourning the death of litigation partner Catherine Bailey, whose body was found in the Thames on Saturday. Bailey had been missing since Friday evening and Hackney Police issued an appeal for information on her whereabouts on Saturday January 10 at 10.30am. Her body was discovered several hours later in the […]

Moves roundup: 13 January 2009

Reading firm Boyes Turner has taken on ­banking partner John Barker from Osborne Clarke to head up its ­banking and finance group. Barker said: “I’m delighted to be joining such a dynamic and ­ambitious firm that has its sights set on becoming the region’s premier law firm.” Move of the week Reading firm Boyes Turner […]

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Top-tier US firms mull associate pay freezes

The US legal market is divided, with top-tier firms split on whether to freeze associate pay in response to the worsening economic conditions. After Latham & Watkins announced in December that it would be holding associate salaries at 2008 levels, DLA Piper and Orrick ;Herrington ;& ­Sutcliffe among others ­followed suit, with salaries remaining ;at […]

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