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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.


SJ Berwin picks McKinsey accountant as first-ever COO

SJ Berwin has turned to management consultancy giant McKinsey & Company for the hire of its first chief operating officer (COO). Accountant Rick Baumgartner will join SJ Berwin on 9 September following a string of moves by the City firm to bring in high-level business support staff or non-executive directors over the past two years. […]

​Health Alert — 1 July 2013

The 1 July 2013 issue of DLA Piper’s Health Alert publication is available now. If you are registered and logged in to the site, click on the link below to read the DLA Piper briefing. If not, please register or sign in with your details below.


IP crime unit launched by City of London police

A new police unit to tackle IP crime and online piracy will be launched in September by the Intellectual Property Office. The office will give £2.5m in funding over two years to the City of London Police, the national lead force for fraud, to allow it to establish and run the unit aid and enforce […]

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