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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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Westminster Palace seeks GC for multibillion-pound Houses of Parliament restoration

Westminster Palace is looking to hire a general counsel to oversee the £4bn restoration of the Houses of Parliament, one of the biggest renovation undertakings ever carried out in the UK. The project, called “The Houses of Parliament restoration and renewal programme”, was launched to protect the long-term conservation of the heritage structure and deal […]

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Mayer Brown cuts salaries for non-equity partners and staff

Mayer Brown has implemented salary cuts for its staff and lawyers as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. The firm announced a global reduction of 15 per cent in salary for its non-equity partners, together with a cut in pay for its business services staff who earn more than $200,000. Salaries for business services staff […]

DLA hires second restructuring partner in two months

DLA Piper has continued to bulk up its restructuring practice, this time with a hire from Addleshaw Goddard. The firm has hired James Davison, who will join during the summer from Addleshaws. He has been a partner at the UK firm since 2017, when he was part of the firm’s promotions round. He was the […]

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