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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.



BLP replaces Ashurst as Tesco’s primary property adviser

Tesco has dropped Ashurst as one of its preferred real estate firms, instead reinforcing its relationship with longstanding adviser Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) In the past, Ashurst, BLP and Clyde & Co have picked up property mandates from the supermarket giant. However, Ashurst will no longer be instructed on real estate matters by Tesco, and […]

Italy’s Gianni secures Paul Hastings corporate finance duo

Italian firm Gianni Origoni Grippo Cappelli & Partners has announced the hire of two lawyers, including partner Alessandro Stoppa, from Paul Hastings Janofsky & Walker. Stoppa will make the move to Gianni Origoni in June along with counsel Alessio Giammarino. Both specialist in corporate finance within the real estate sector, and will sit in Gianni […]

Slaughter and May

Slaughters bumps up NQ salary by more than 3 per cent to £65,000

Slaughter and May has increased its trainee and associate remuneration for the second time in two years, with newly-qualified lawyers receiving a pay hike of up to 3.2 per cent. NQ’s are set to receive the biggest pay rise, seeing their remuneration jump up from £63,000 to £65,000 on 1 May 2014.  The salary for […]


Speechly picks on someone its own size

After the Withers fiasco, Speechly targets a more realistic link with Charles Russell Merging firms with different histories, characters and personalities is never going to be easy. That’s a lesson Speechly Bircham has learned the hard way. Last year’s failed merger talks with fellow private client-focused firm Withers fell flat after just two months of […]


Behind Project Canberra at Lloyds Bank

Lloyds Banking Group has tried to keep a tight lid on its plans to outsource its retail and wealth and asset finance litigation teams. But that pan reached the boil this week, the lid shooting off and revealing that DWF, Irwin Mitchell and Shoosmiths are on the shortlist to take the departments over. The project, […]

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