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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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A&O puts its name to fourth Fuse start-up in new licensing deal

Allen & Overy (A&O) is set to license and roll out globally the technology developed by one of the start-ups that is part of Fuse, its core innovation space in London. The start-up, Avvoka, was created in 2016 by David Howorth and Eliot Benzecrit, who developed a digital platform to allow businesses to automatically create, […]

High Court

SFO and ENRC come to blows in latest court disagreement

A week after the SFO said it would not appeal the ENRC’s victory in a landmark legal privilege battle, the UK Government agency is continuing to spar with the mining company in a separate fight over how well it conducted its investigations.  The legal privilege battle was one of the most high-profile disputes to hit […]

Patisserie Valerie

Patisserie Valerie turns to Osborne Clarke in accounting turmoil

Osborne Clarke is advising Patisserie Valerie as the café chain launches an investigation into alleged fraud and accounting irregularities at the company. The owner of Patisserie Valerie, Patisserie Holdings this morning suspended its shares, as a potential accounting black hole looms over the business. Patisserie Holdings is chaired by serial entrepreneur Luke Johnson, who owns […]

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