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  1. Legal news
    25 March 2020
    COVID-19: AGMs 2020 in Finland
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/finland/covid-19-agms-2020-in-finland

    In this article we have outlined some key considerations in respect of the coronavirus epidemic's impact both on the ongoing AGM season and the disclosure of inside information and financial reporting by public listed ...

  2. Legal news
    19 March 2020
    Governmental grants and financial assistance available for Finnish companies in distress due to COVID-19
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/finland/governmental-grants-and-financial-assistance-available-for-finnish-companies

    With the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) continuing to spread globally, the effort to contain the viral outbreak by governments and health organisations has put pressure on major economies. Many companies are facing ...

  3. Legal news
    06 April 2020
    Director's duties and COVID-19
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/directors-duties-and-covid19

    Directors have a duty to act in the best interests of the company. A director has the following general duties under the Companies Act 2006:

  4. Legal news
    01 April 2020
    FIRB update: Reducing the monetary thresholds and extending the review period
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/firb-update-reducing-the-monetary-thresholds-and-extending-the-review-period

    On 29 March 2020 the Treasurer announced two significant changes to Australia's foreign investment rules. The changes are effectively immediately (but will not apply to transactions entered into before 10.30pm on 29 ...

  5. Legal news
    28 May 2021
    Bird & Bird contributes to LexisNexis Market Tracker: Trends in UK Equity Capital Markets 2020/21
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/uk/bird-and-bird-contributes-to-lexisnexis-market-tracker-trends-in-uk-equity-capital-markets-2020-21

    Discover all the latest Equity Capital Markets (ECM) trends and what we expect to see in 2021 and beyond in the LexisNexis Market Tracker Report. Including a download on SPACs and commentary from our Corporate Partners ...

  6. Legal news
    02 August 2021
    Foreign direct investment in times of the COVID-19 pandemic
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/foreign-direct-investment-in-times-of-the-covid-19-pandemic

    Do you need a quick overview of current screening and control rules for foreign direct investments (FDI) in one of the following countries in times of the COVID-19 pandemic?

  7. Legal news
    03 April 2020
    COVID-19 in Germany: Legal obligations of managing directors in the corona crisis
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/germany/covid-19-rechtliche-pflichten-von-geschaeftsfuehrern

    The COVID-19 pandemic is increasingly having a significant impact on the economy and companies. In connec-tion with the crisis, managing directors of limited liability companies (GmbH) are confronted with a wide range ...

  8. Legal news
    21 April 2020
    Innovation lifeline: UK Government announces £1 billion support package for start-ups struggling amidst the Coronavirus pandemic
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/uk/innovation-lifeline-uk-government-announces-1-billion-support-package-for-start-ups

    Yesterday (20 April 2020) the UK Government announced a scheme pledging £1 billion worth of support for start-ups struggling amidst the Coronavirus pandemic who are likely to be ineligible for the Government's emergency ...

  9. Legal news
    22 April 2020
    Ban on companies’ payment of dividends or completion of share buy-backs if they receive more than DKK 60 million in compensation
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/denmark/covid-19-forbud-mod-at-udbetale-udbytte

    The Government and all the parties in the Danish Parliament have agreed to adjust and extend the economic aid packages to the Danish economy. The changes entail a limitation on companies’ ability to pay dividends or to ...

  10. Legal news
    15 April 2020
    Italian law decree No. 23/2020 ("Decreto Liquidità"), New provisions involving certain aspects of business law
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/italy/covid19-decreto-liquidita---diritto-societario

    On 9 April 2020, following regular publication on the Italian Official Gazette, Italian law decree No. 23/2020 (the "Decree") came into force with immediate effect. The Decree's provisions aim at facing, by means of ...