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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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Olswang poaches top US corporate partner

Olswang is expanding its corporate practice by luring a leading partner from US firm Dewey Ballantine. The arrival of Moni Mannings brings the team up to 18 partners and 35 lawyers. It follows the poaching of Fabrizio Carpanini and Chris Mackie from Berwin Leighton in November last year. Now Olswang chief executive Jonathan Goldstein says […]

Legal & General review panel

L&G is undergoing a company-wide overhaul of its legal advisers, requiring each of its firms to provide in-depth information on their working practices and how L&G is charged. One source says: “Like every insurer L&G is looking at how to save money on expensive legal services.” Firms that provide bulk liability work and general insurance […]

Watson Farley expands in Singapore

Watson Farley & Williams‘ Singapore office has poached a top corporate lawyer from leading Australian firm Allen Allen & Hemsley. Barry Irwin joins as head of the corporate practice only 18 months after Watson Farley bought the office from shipping rival Sinclair Roche & Temperley. The firm told The Lawyer at the end of last […]

Dibbs loses property partner

Dibb Lupton Alsop property partner Graeme Webber is leaving the firm for a business venture that is shrouded in mystery. Webber qualified with Dibbs and has been with the firm for more than 12 years. He is based at the firm’s Leeds office. “People used to say if you cut me through the middle it […]

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