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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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Lloyds shareholders instruct Winckworth Sherwood to take action against the bank

A group of former shareholders in Lloyds TSB has turned to Winckworth Sherwood as it prepares to launch legal proceedings against the bank. Lloyds Action Now (LAN) has been set up to seek compensation from Lloyds and HBOS directors over alleged losses they suffered following the former’s takeover of the latter. The group said it […]

Mayer Brown finalises board restructure

Mayer Brown has completed the restructure of its management team after electing the final five partners to its 12-member partnership board. Last month TheLawyer.com reported that the firm was conducting a second round of elections for positions on the board after a first wave failed to see a clear consensus. At that point seven of […]

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Firms line up for roles on GM bankruptcy

A raft of firms have won roles advising on the restructuring of the European arm of car manufacturer GM, which filed for bankruptcy in the US yesterday (1 June). The beleaguered business will hive off its European arm – GM Europe – with Austrian-Canadian car parts manufacturer Magna International seeking to buy it, backed by […]

Focus: The Lawyer Awards – The chosen few

The Lawyer Awards is on the horizon and fast approaching. Here are some of the ones to watch The Lawyer Awards 2009 is the premier event in the legal calendar. Every year The Lawyer team sifts through the hundreds of entries from firms across all corners of the market, interviewing lawyers and their clients about […]

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Eversheds advises McCartney and Ringo on video game deal

Eversheds underlined its longstanding relationship with The Beatles this week when it advised on a deal to put 45 of the group’s songs on to the video game Rock Band. The two surviving members of The Beatles, Sir Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, launched the karaoke-style game earlier this week when they appeared on stage […]

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