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.
Landlords will not be able to take possession proceedings in respect of their tenants’ leases in England and Wales during the current coronavirus crisis. We consider how recent measures are impacting on commercial landlords.
Despite the global economy stuttering following months of trade tensions and Brexit uncertainty, and the more recent impact of the global coronavirus pandemic, existing trends in the banking sector continue to march on. In this article, partners Paul Gair and Tim Waller and legal director Harry Parker, give their views on what we’re likely to see across three areas shaping banking at the start of this new decade.
The profound business and market interruption already caused by the COVID-19 outbreak has introduced insolvency risks for many otherwise healthy businesses.
The Government’s Stay at Home rules made it clear that children of separated parents were still able to travel between their homes, but some family cases are not so straightforward. We answer some common questions.
The ‘lockdown’ has been slightly relaxed in England but much less so in the other three nations. In England, this relaxation was announced by the Prime Minister in a nationally televised address at 7pm on a Sunday. By 7am the next day, there was considerable uncertainty as to what he meant and from when he meant things to change.
Mozambique’s banking sector continues to undergo significant legislative reform.
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.
On 24 April 2020, the Lord Chief Justice announced the establishment of a judicial working group to consider ways to re-start some jury trials once it is safe to do so.
The credit lines announced by the Government to cope with the impacts of the pandemic Covid-19 are already fully operational. This briefing is to set out in a single document the principal terms and conditions of each of the lines available to support businesses.
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While many City firms are setting out their plans on how to return to the office, Slater & Gordon is instead opting for a different working future altogether. Following the application of remote operations during lockdown, the firm is now set to work from home for the “majority of the time” in a bid to […]
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Independent Italian outfit Pavia e Ansaldo has carried out redundancies and taken new financial measures, with law firms in the country still reeling from the long lockdown period. The firm has made redundant a series of professionals that includes one of counsel and four associates, as well as one trainee and two interns. The firm […]
Bird & Bird has put salary reviews on hold, in the latest set of measures to contain the effects of coronavirus on its business flow. While reviews have been halted, the firm will reconsider them later in the year. In addition, management has decided to split its bonuses in half, awarding a first installment in […]
Retail brand group Pepco has appointed a new general counsel in London. Jacqueline Knox has joined the company this month as its new general counsel and company secretary. She was previously general counsel and company secretary at RHI Magneista – a listed supplier in high-grade refractory products. Before that Knox was in various in-house roles, […]
Leading European firms have hailed digitisation as the next step forward for the profession on the Continent. Speaking in a series of video interviews as part of the release of The Lawyer European 100, managing partners from top firms in Germany, Ireland and Sweden have expressed optimism for 2020 and 2021, despite the pandemic. Luther […]