Latest Briefings

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.

Recommended

Bowen

In-house interview: Martin Bowen, Dyson

Innovation is the name of the game at Dyson, and that goes for GC Martin Bowen’s legal set-up too. British technology firm Dyson is a household brand in the UK. For many, it epitomises innovation and creativity, traits that seep into the running of the in-house legal team led by general counsel Martin Bowen. When […]

Court
1

Wragges leads Dyson IP battle against Samsung

British technology company Dyson has instructed Wragge & Co to issue a High Court claim against rival Samsung over alleged patent infringements. The case was launched in response to the launch of Samsung’s Motion Sync vaccum cleaner, which Dyson claims infringes its patent on a steering mechanism for cylinder cleaners. Dyson’s IP director Gill Smith […]

Bircham Dyson Bell and Pitmans to vote on £52m tie-up

Partners at City outfit Bircham Dyson Bell will vote on a tie-up with Pitmans later this month, which could create a firm with just over £52m in revenue. The firms said they have entered into exploratory merger discussions, with the vote scheduled for 27 September. They said: “We have decided to make this announcement now […]

Weil Gotshal & Manges

Weil Gotshal replenishes PE ranks after McGonigle exit

Following the exit of several notable players in its City office, Weil Gotshal & Manges has begun to rebuild, with the hire of private equity partner Mark Thompson from Sidley Austin. Thompson is a US qualified lawyer, and joins Weil Gotshal off the back of six years at Sidley, where he was a partner in […]

Recruit legal talent

Get your role in front of over 300,000 legal professionals when you advertise with The Lawyer. Our team of experts provide bespoke solutions to help solve all your recruitment challenges.

Find out more