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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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DLA Piper appoints Christina Houston as a partner in its Wilmington office

DLA Piper has announced that Christina Houston has joined its corporate and finance practice as a partner in the Wilmington office. Houston advises clients on alternative entitles such as limited liability companies and partnerships, focusing on organisational, operational and governance issues. In the utilisation of alternative entities, she has experience in domestic and cross-border structured […]

Africa

DLA Africa group adds Algeria, Burundi and Namibia to roster

DLA Piper has signed agreements with three African firms, expanding its Africa group network into Algeria, Burundi and Namibia. Algerian firm BL & Associés, Burundi’s Rubeya & Co Advocates and Namibian outfit Ellis Shilengudwa all joined the network late last year, the firm confirmed today (17 January). The additions bring the number of firms in […]

Tom Leech

Moves: 20 January 2014

Move of the week Maitland Chambers’ silk Tom Leech QC has quit the bar to join Herbert Smith Freehills’ advocacy unit. He joins as the fourth partner in the department. Leech specialises in professional negligence and commercial, company and property litigation. Leech was called to the bar in 1988 and took silk in 2010.   […]

Ogier announces two partner appointments

Ogier has announced that Shameer Jasani has been appointed as a partner in the Cayman Islands corporate and funds team and Ray Ng has been appointed as a partner and head of litigation for the British Virgin Islands (BVI) and Asia. Jasani joined Ogier in 2007 from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Taylor Wessing in London. A graduate […]

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