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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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Clifford Chance and Hogan Lovells advise Breaking Bad network AMC on €750m acquisition

Clifford Chance and Hogan Lovells won lead roles advising AMC Networks on its €750m (£467.4m) acquisition of the international content division of Liberty Global, known as Chellomedia. The purchase by AMC Networks – home to hit shows Breaking Bad, Mad Men and The Walking Dead – provides it with 68 new television channels that are […]

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BLP management to review banking department as finance head quits

Berwin Leighton Paisner head of banking and finance Matthew Kellett has resigned in the latest departure to hit the mid-market firm. His departure was announced internally today. His destination is not yet known, but the firm said that Kellett was leaving “to pursue business and other interests”. In the wake of Kellett’s departure, managing partner […]

Clydes launches JV in China’s third largest city Chongqing

Rapid expansion continues at Clyde & Co. As revealed on The Lawyer today the firm has entered a joint venture with Chongqing firm West Link Partnership. Clydes will now be the first international commercial firm to have a presence in south west China. It is the first UK firm to enter Chongqing, a city the […]

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Revealed: Citigroup to shake up panel with reduced roster

Citigroup will announce details of its eagerly-awaited revamped panel early next month, with the banking giant preparing to unveil a new structure to the roster and show some existing advisers the door. The bank plans to scrap the current two-tier system devised in May 2010 in favour of a reduced unified panel arrangement. At the end […]

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