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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 advises Cabinet Office on creation of joint venture

DLA Piper and Field Fisher Waterhouse have advised the Cabinet Office on the creation of Shared Services Connected Ltd (SSCL), a joint venture between HM Government and Steria, a provider of IT-enabled business services, a contract potentially worth in excess of £1bn over 10 years. SSCL will serve approximately 150,000 customers initially across 13 organisations […]

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US IP shop Finnegan opens in London, shuts down in Brussels

Washington DC-based intellectual property (IP) firm Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner has launched in London but has confirmed the closure of its office in Brussels. The London move, first revealed by The Lawyer in August (16 August 2013), is on the back of the relocation of two partners from Brussels with a third partner […]

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Just Eat GC: Meal deals

Jeffrey Eneberi, GC at online takeaway service Just Eat, keeps the start-up fire burning among staff, even as the business mops up rival operations around the world “Have you seen one of these before?” asks Just Eat general counsel Jeffrey Eneberi, excitedly wielding a red toy racing car. “It drives up walls,” he grins, running […]

Squire Sanders is Jakarta bound

The debate over protectionism in developing markets is a common one. In Indonesia, the expat legal community is currently raising concerns about the proposal by domestic bar association Peradi to force foreign lawyers to take an ethics exam. Many outsiders think the exam, which would have to be sat in the native language Bahasa, would […]

Dr Michael Burg joins corporate practice at DLA Piper’s Cologne office

DLA Piper has announced that Dr Michael Burg has joined the firm’s corporate practice as a partner in the Cologne office. Burg joins from White & Case, where he was a partner in the corporate/M&A practice. He has extensive knowledge in advising domestic and foreign companies, strategic investors and financial investors, banks and political institutions […]

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