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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.


Property partner joins Addleshaws

Addleshaw Booth & Co has appointed a property partner as the firm’s new national head of commercial property. Michael Reevey takes over from John Pike, who has held the position for 11 years. Pike is now returning to a full-time client partner role.

Slaughter and May caves in to Dresdner on hourly billing

In a surprising U-turn in strategy, Slaughter and May has succumbed to pressure from Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein and agreed to hourly rates for the bank’s own account work However, for transactional work where the bank receives payment from a client, Slaughters will continue to charge on a fixed-fee basis.The changes were made as a concession […]

Yo!Sushi panel victory for Shaw Pittman London team

The recently launched London corporate department of US firm Shaw Pittman has won the top spot on a newly formed panel for Japanese restaurant operator Yo!Sushi.Of the six firms on the panel, Shaw Pittman, advising on corporate matters, and Memery Crystal, advising on property, are the two firms that have not previously been used by […]

Deals summary

Steptoe & Johnson (Farzana Rao) has acted for ITW on the purchase of Envopak Holdings Limited from Black & Williams Management. Black & Williams’ sale and reorganisation was handled by Ashurst Morris Crisp. Osborne Clarke (Hassan Sohbi, Bernd Mayer) advised Sykora on the sale of 51 per cent of its shares to TietoEnator, a European […]

McDermott boosts London with double hire

McDermott Will & Emery's London office is bolstering its corporate department by taking on two new partners as part of the firm's worldwide expansion plan

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