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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.



Withey exits Rangers trial as intervener application dropped

Former Collyer Bristow partner and ex-Rangers Football Club company secretary Gary Withey has dropped plans to join the £25m trial over the football club’s finances as a defendant. The Lawyer reported in August that proceedings had been delayed after Withey expressed a desire to defend himself against allegations regarding his conduct in a claim for […]

Vote now: Choose your next Supreme Court judge

The process is underway to appoint three new justices to sit in the highest court in the land. Will there be a surprise UK Supreme Court candidate from the left-field like Jonathan Sumption QC in 2011? Perhaps One Essex Court’s Lord Grabiner QC or Blackstone Chambers’ Lord Pannick QC? It’s unlikely, say lawyers, who believe […]

White & Case promotes five in London in 28-strong global promos round

US firm White & Case has promoted five lawyers to the partnership in London as part of a global promotions round that sees 28 made up to partner. The new partners in the London office include Charles Balmain in the global commercial litigation practice, David Manson and Laura Prater in the global financial restructuring and […]


CMS to launch in Barcelona after hiring partner from Ernst & Young

The Spanish member of the CMS network, CMS Albiñana & Suárez de Lezo, has unveiled plans to open an office in Barcelona following the hire of Ernst & Young partner José María Rojí. The firm, which already has offices in Madrid and Seville, is due to launch in Spain’s second largest city by the end […]

Squire Sanders opens in Sydney with Allens partner

Squire Sanders has extended its Australian footprint to Sydney with the hire of a five-member team including Allens M&A partner Campbell Davidson. The Sydney office will be launched on 1 November. It will be the firm’s second Australian office, following the 2011 launch in Perth with the majority of Minter Ellison’s legacy Perth office (29 […]

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