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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.


B&M names Paris managing partner

Baker & McKenzie (B&M) has elected Laurent Epstein as the firm’s new Paris managing partner. Epstein replaces Eric Lasry in the top French role, following Lasry’s election to B&M’s global executive committee last month. Fellow partner Denise Broussal has been elected as co-manager and will be responsible for representing Paris on B&M’s internal international committees. […]

£7m annual cost burden of Supreme Court

The proposed Supreme Court could cost as much as £7m per year to run, it was revealed this morning (November 16). Giving evidence to the Commons Constitutional Affairs Committee, the Lord Chancellor, Lord Falconer of Thoroton, said the current estimate for running and maintaining the UK’s top court is around £7m. The cost of maintaining […]

DWS candidates stake their claim to top job

Four candidates have emerged to replace Virginia Glastonbury as Denton Wilde Sapte’s chief executive. They include former consultation committee member Martin Kitchen who quit the committee in a bid to avoid conflicts of interest that might prevent him from standing as chief executive. Kitchen is understood to be a close ally of incumbent Chairman James […]

DLA recruits four senior associates from Linklaters Cologne

DLA has hired three junior partners and a managing associate from Linklaters’s Cologne office. Junior partners Markus Beaumart, Thomas Jansen and Tobias Entzian, along with managing associate Bernd Borgmann join DLA’s Cologne office as partners early in the new year. A Linklaters source said that the role of junior partner in Germany was equivalent to […]

Lords stand firm on legal advice privilege

The House of Lords today reaffirmed the rules governing legal advice privilege in its full judgment in Three Rivers. As indicated in July, the Lords overturned the decision of the Court of Appeal regarding the disclosure of communication between Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and client the Bank of England. They clarified that the law as set […]

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