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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.


Google agrees settlement with SEC

Google and its general counsel David Drummond have reached a settlement with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) over the company’s failure to declare $80m in employee stock options prior to its 2004 initial public offering (IPO). The SEC found that Drummond, acting on advice from his in-house team and external lawyers at Wilson Sonsini […]

LeBoeuf Lamb Greene & MacRae – UK 100

UK/global turnover: £16.8m/£207m UK/global PEP: £452,000/£570,000 UK/global revenue per lawyer: £410,000/£350,000 UK revenue per partner/equity partner: £1.3m/£1.3m Global revenue per equity partner: £1.7m UK/global number of partners: 13/122 UK/global number of lawyers: 41/592 UK number of staff: 40 UK/global leverage ratio: 1:2.1/1:3.8 UK equity partner to staff ratio: 1:3 Equity structure: Mixture of modified lockstep […]

Cairn Capital gains chief for legal team

Asset management company Cairn Capital has hired a senior lawyer from Banque AIG to lead its new legal team. James Starky, formerly AIG’s associate general counsel in charge of the European and Asian group covering derivatives, capital markets and structured finance, is Cairn’s first chief legal officer following the company’s foundation last August. At Cairn, […]

39 Essex Street – UK 100

Turnover: £16.5m Head of chambers: Richard Davies QC and Richard Wilmott-Smith QC. Total tenants (silks): 57 (18) Door tenants: Five Chambers contributions: 24 per cent Revenue per barrister: £289,000 Top cases last year: Hutton Inquiry; Hatfield Rail Crash health and safety case; Powergen wind farms; Co-op Group v Fujitsu Services; Thames Trains. No of appearances […]

Law Soc, Bar Council seek QC selectors

The search for lay members of the selection panel that will choose the first group of QCs to be appointed under the new scheme was launched last week. A joint Law Society and Bar Council advertisement sought “applications from all sections of the community” for the three lay positions on the panel. The majority of […]

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