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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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US firms Covington & Burling and Kirkland & Ellis have both announced their partnership promotion rounds, with Covington making record promotions in London. Globally Covington made up 12 new partners, Kirkland 67. Covington made two promotions in London, with Gregor Frizzell in corporate and Daniel Cooper in the privacy & data security practices. This follows […]

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Ashurst, Salans, SJ Berwin and Speechly ­Bircham have been handed leading roles in the rescue of troubled home furnishing MFI with an eleventh hour ­management buyout. SJ Berwin, Speechly advise on last-ditch rescue bid for MFI” />Ashurst, Salans, SJ Berwin ;and ;Speechly ­Bircham have been handed leading roles in the rescue of troubled home furnishing MFI with […]

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Blake Lapthorn in consultation to lay off 43 staff

Blake Lapthorn has announced a redundancy consultation with 43 ­members of staff across both fee-earning and non-fee-earning roles. Blake Lapthorn in consultation to lay off 43 staff” />Blake ;Lapthorn ;has announced a redundancy consultation ;with ;43 ­members of staff across both fee-earning and non-fee-earning roles. Senior partner Jonathan Lloyd-Jones ;said ;the ­consultation would affect “a number of areas, ranging […]

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