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.
In this guest blog, Sophie Warren shares her thoughts on self-development for aspiring solicitors during lockdown. With experience of being a paralegal, blogger, Instagram influencer, as well as a keen runner, she has lots of experience and advice to share.
This case is of importance not only because it was likely to arise in other cases in the UK context of the coronavirus, but because Article 15 considerations arise in cases of grave importance, such as national security cases.
In the current environment landlords and tenants may find it difficult if not impossible to comply with some of their lease obligations.
The prohibition of unnecessary movements was implemented from the 24th of March, in accordance with the provisions of the Regulatory Administrative Act 117/2020. Subsequently, with the coming into force of the Regulatory Administrative Act 152/2020, from 13 April until 4 May, at 5:59 a.m., citizens without permission to commute due to work were only permitted one movement by exception, after following the SMS process, or the handwritten completion of Form B for persons above 65 years of age.
The “right to be forgotten”, which has become a trending right in the internet and digital media where even legal distribution and accure content of the information about individuals constitutes a violation of human rights, is of great importance especially for the dignity of these individuals, for independent development of their personalities and full authority over his/her personal data.
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It was during a jog to Hogan Lovells’ deserted HQ that the magnitude of the current situation hit home for Michael Davison, who starts as deputy CEO at the transatlantic outfit this summer. “It’s going to be unbelievably fiddly getting people back,” says Davison, “the biggest challenge is how and when we think they will […]
Nicholas Plant, Dentons Last month saw the sale of Imperial Brands’ premium cigar business, including a number of its most famous Cuban cigars, to two entities backed by private equity investors. Asides from the inevitable challenges brought about by Covid-19, a series of hoops needed to be jumped through to get the deal over the […]
Pinsent Masons is set to stagger working hours and break times for employees that are returning to the office, however, encouraging UK staff to work from home still forms the “backbone” of the firm’s response to Covid-19. For the past month, a tailored taskforce has been looking at how Pinsents can reopen its offices on […]
DWF’s longtime leader Andrew Leaitherland is passing on the baton as the firm’s CEO, after leading for more than two decades and taking it from a national entity to a listed business. As part of the change, Leaitherland will also renounce his role as managing the firm’s two LLPs contained within the DWF brand. The […]
TLT and Manchester-based firm Pannone Corporate were the two firms on call as online retailer Boohoo acquired the remaining stake in the PrettyLittleThing brand. Boohoo bought the 34 per cent of women’s clothing brand PrettyLittleThing that it did not already own, valued at up to £323.8m, having acquired a majority 66 per cent stake back […]
Morrison & Foerster (MoFo) has hired another M&A partner from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in New York, making it the US firm’s second magic circle recruit in two months. This time, MoFo has turned to partner Omar Pringle, who spent almost twelve years at Freshfields. He was promoted to partner in 2017. He specialises in cross-border […]