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Covid-19: a new landscape for business valuations

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EBITDAC

EBITDAC is the new acronym which has been much discussed recently as businesses and their advisers get to grips with how to adjust valuations to take into account the impact of Covid-19. Does this further increase uncertainty in an already unsettled M&A market and how much are we really going to see it used?

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Business alert: Temporary extensions to filing documents at Companies House

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Companies House

On 27 June 2020, the Companies etc. (Filing Requirements) (Temporary Modifications) Regulations 2020 (Regulations) came in to force.

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Returning to work in the coronavirus world: Part 3 – Working from Home

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Working from home

In this third and final part of our “Returning to work” series, we examine the pros and cons of working from home and issues employers need to consider if staff continue to work from home on a longer term basis.

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EMI options: amends to commitment of working time and disqualifying events

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EMI schemes

We are pleased to report that on 26 June, the Government tabled an amendment to Schedule 5 of the Income Tax (Earnings and Pensions) Act 2003 which will come as a relief to companies with EMI Schemes and holders of EMI options.

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Care home visitors: striking the balance between rights and responsibilities

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Care home visitors

With many care homes starting to think about opening up to visitors again, it is important that operators strike the right balance between their legal responsibilities to safeguard their staff and residents and the rights of their residents and families.

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The Government’s plan to rebuild post-coronavirus: a highway to recovery?

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Is the Government’s announcement of support for infrastructure a boon for the construction sector, or does it have the potential to create a two-tier industry?

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When Annual General Meetings met coronavirus

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The AGM season traditionally kicks off in April, but the coronavirus outbreak has caused havoc with these annual events as countries restricted travel and banned mass gatherings. As a result, a number of large companies, including well-known high street names, have held their AGMs behind closed doors with shareholders being unable to attend or provide real-time questioning.

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New guidance on flexible furlough issued

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The Government has today (26 June 2020) issued a Treasury Direction concerning the new flexible furlough scheme which comes into force on 1 July 2020.

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Situation critical: Intu’s woes tell us that retail landlords desperately need Government support

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Following the news that Intu is close to administration, Vicky Hernandez from our specialist Retail team looks at what this might mean for commercial landlords in the sector as well as the future of the high street.

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Corporate Governance and Insolvency Bill: contract management during uncertain times

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Contributing authors: Bharti Moore

Contract management

Next up in our series of blogs focusing on the provisions introduced by the Corporate Governance and Insolvency Bill, we turn our attention to managing commercial contracts during temporary company moratorium and insolvency situations.

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Another rent payment day: landlords’ choices

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Contributing authors: Caroline Preist and Greg Callard

Limitation period

With another rent payment day upon us, our Real Estate and Property Disputes lawyers explore what options and remedies are available to commercial landlords.

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Board Briefing (Covid-19): Looking ahead in uncertain times

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Contributing authors: Iain Butler

Board Briefing June 2020

Despite the ongoing challenges faced by UK businesses, as lockdown measures ease and businesses start to re-open and adjust to a new way of working, directors across all sectors will be looking ahead and need to maintain a ‘hands on’ approach to considering, implementing and communicating key decisions.

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