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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.


Non-US banks under the Volcker Rule — a framework for analysing covered fund status

On 10 December, federal regulators voted to approve the final Volcker Rule, which, among other things, relaxed the proposed restrictions on the ability of a non-US bank to own interests in, sponsor and engage in transactions with certain types of investment vehicles. The eased restrictions reflect an overall limitation on the extraterritorial effect of the […]


Shell legal boss Peter Rees QC in shock exit

It’s rare that a general counsel’s departure is not flagged well in advance. So the sudden departure of Royal Dutch Shell’s Peter Rees QC, which emerged late on Friday night, will cause waves in the energy sector. Rees, who only last November spoke to The Lawyer about his role reorganising Shell’s legal team since his […]

ThinkHouse podcast: September 2013 — the pros and cons of cloud services

In this ThinkHouse podcast from Wragge & Co, parter Sally Mewies talks to Michael Luckman about the pros and cons of cloud services. If you are registered and logged in to the site, click on the links below to listen to the Wragge & Co podcast or read the transcript. If not, please register or […]


Germany’s Rödl takes Milan team from corporate boutique

German multi-disciplinary firm Rödl & Partner has strengthened its presence in Italy with the hire of the Milan office of local M&A firm BLF Studio Legale. Led by partners Daniele Bonvicini and Alessandro Borelli, the move adds six lawyers to Rödl’s Italian operations. Rödl already has four offices in Italy, in Bolzano, Padova and Rome […]

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Qatar 2022 World Cup mixes up legal team as it envisions winter game

The organisational body of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar has reshuffled its legal team, replacing general counsel Andrew Longmate with deputy Tariq Al-Abdulla. The shake-up will see Longmate, a former London partner of Latham & Watkins, become counsel to Qatar 2022 general secretary Hassan Al-Thawadi. Sources have kept quiet on whether the shake-up had been […]

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