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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.



Tulkinghorn: Porn to be filed?

Tulkinghorn has heard some stories in his time, but this one takes the soggy biscuit. Word reached him last week that one particularly fruity City associate has been binned for gross ­misconduct after ­downloading pornography. So far, so stupidly ­normal. But the twist with this chap is that he was downloading the stuff at home […]

Peter Crossley

Hammonds, Squire Sanders win 90 per cent backing for merger

The partnerships of Hammonds and Squire Sanders  & Dempsey have voted overwhelmingly in favour of its proposed merger, which will go live on 1 January 2011. More than 90 per cent of the firms’ partnerships voted for the tie-up, which will create a 1,275-lawyer firm with a turnover of $625m, putting it on course to […]

Regulatory reforms escape unscathed from US election

Last week’s US mid-term election result, which saw the Republican Party win a ­majority in the House of Representatives and reduce significantly the Democratic majority in the Senate, looks to have set the scene for a ­standoff for the remaining two years of ­President Barack Obama’s current term. The result raises questions about the ­viability […]

Neville Eisenberg

Practitioners grapple with issues of ABS-led future

With just a year to go before the implementation of the Legal Services Act, The Lawyer’s conference on alternative business ­structures (ABSs) today (8 November) looks set to ­highlight the key issues, with contributions from influential players in the debate. The three keynote speeches will include presentations from Legal Services Board CEO Chris Kenny, Law ­Society […]

Bill Voge

Focus: Latham & Watkins, Hard corp

Latham & Watkins is probably the easiest US firm in London to recruit for,” claims one City-based legal market recruitment consultant. “If you say ’Latham’ when people pick up the phone, if they’re a decent lawyer they’ll at least want to hear about the role. That hasn’t changed in the past year or so.” The timeframe […]

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