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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.



UK200: Commoditisation and consolidation

What impact are ABS firms having on the insurance legal market? A seismic shift is happening in the consumer claims market led by a firm that only began life in 2001 – Parabis. It emerged today that the firm has attracted Direct Line as a new business partner, with the RBS-owned insurer applying for an […]

DLA Piper and Philip Zeidman receive honours for contribution to Appleseed

DLA Piper and Philip Zeidman, a partner in the firm’s franchise and distribution practice in Washington, DC, were honoured during Appleseed’s 20th anniversary gala for their part in the creation of the organisation. Appleseed is a non-profit network of public interest justice centres and professionals dedicated to building a just society through legal, legislative and […]

Piercing the corporate veil: Prest v Petrodel Corp [2013] UKSC 34

VTB Capital plc v Nutritek International Corp and others [2013] UKSC 5 [2013] 2 WLR 398 assumed that a doctrine permitting piercing of the corporate veil of a company existed, but decided that the doctrine could not permit a party to secure the imposition of a company’s contractual liability on those who controlled it. Now […]

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