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Startup Series – II – Building Your Company

I. INTRODUCTION TO BUILDING COMPANY FOR STARTUPS In the first article of our startup series, we have mentioned crowdfunding, which is a contemporary and interesting topic, and dwelled on the conditions of using crowdfunding as an alternative financing source in your company. For the second article of our series, we want to turn our course back a little bit, to the period when your ideas and your startup are slowly maturing. One of the most important questions in mind during the initial period when there is no legal entity yet when there is just you and perhaps your partner, your opinion and effort are undoubtedly “Will we establish a company?”

Why now is the time for a first-class outsourced switchboard

Where others see obstacles, let us see opportunities. Now we are starting to move back into our offices, we’re all looking for ways to make improvements and savings. Especially with additional measures in place to receive staff and visitors. Here is how outsourcing your switchboard can greatly improve your front of house team. And ultimately, your firm’s operations.

Employers should prepare for long-term changes to the world of work

There are of course many negatives arising from the crisis presented by COVID-19. However, there could be real benefits for businesses and their staff if we take some of the opportunities that have been presented and do not just look to revert to the old ways of doing things.


Cloud Computing

Mayer Brown, Mishcon and Travers lead on Easynet sale to Interoute

Mayer Brown, Mishcon and Travers Smith have won top roles on the sale of service provider Easynet to cloud-computing group Interoute for £402m.  Mayer Brown worked with longstanding client Interoute and its team was led by London corporate partner Peter Dickinson. He was supported by City-based tax partner James Hill, as well as anti-trust and […]


CC, Hogan Lovells and Skadden win top roles on GE’s €8.5bn acquisition of Alstom business

Skadden and Clifford Chance client General Electric (GE) looks set to acquire Alstom’s energy businesses for €8.5bn (£6.2bn), with the target turning to Hogan Lovells for advice.  Earlier this week, the European Commission (EC) and Department of Justice approved GE’s purchase meaning the company can complete the transaction in the fourth quarter of 2015.  GE […]

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The future of law firm networks

What does the future hold for law firm networks? Network leaders discuss competitive strategies, the shift in in-house mentality and why regulation gives them the edge over international firm.


Addleshaw Goddard finally launches contract lawyer offering

Addleshaw Goddard has officially launched its contract lawyer offering under the name AG Integrate, joining rivals such as Allen & Overy (A&O) and Pinsent Masons with the service. The new service will provide self-employed lawyers to clients for use with discrete projects or when specialist advice is required. Addleshaws will also use the AG Integrate’s […]

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