Against the backdrop of the human tragedy the ongoing pandemic has brought, many companies are facing their own battle for survival. The mandatory closures, sheltering and reduced consumer demand from the COVID-19 pandemic poses challenges to corporate revenues and even business viability, triggering the furlough or redundancy of tens of millions of people while others work under radically altered circumstances.

In this first of a two-part series covering both equity and debt markets, Baker McKenzie lawyers consider how equity capital markets have been coming to the rescue of listed companies struggling with the pandemic-driven liquidity crisis.

This article was first published in the International Financial Law Review.

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