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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.

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Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has paid a €50m settlement to the administrators of an insolvent German bank, which was represented by Linklaters. Maple Bank’s liquidators CMS Hasche Sigle sued Freshfields in Frankfurt for €95m for its advice on so-called ‘cum-ex’-deals. The firm advised the bank in controversial share-swapping schemes that allegedly allowed investors to reclaim billions […]

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A&O and Freshfields lead on AB InBev’s latest billion-dollar disposal

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Allen & Overy have landed advisory roles on the sale of AB InBev’s Australian business to fellow brewing giant Asahi. Freshfields partners Alison Smith and Bruce Embley advised AB InBev on the corporate aspects of the sale of Carlton & United, its Australian business unit, to Japanese brewer Asahi for a […]

A&O loses long-term litigator to Baker McKenzie

Allen & Overy litigation partner Marc Florent has left for Baker McKenzie, one week after the magic circle firm lost another long-term partner. Florent joined A&O as an associate from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in 2000 and was made partner two years later. The litigator headed the firm’s UK insolvency litigation practice where he covered the […]

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