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Visa’s Acquisition of Plaid – Who Benefits Most?

Now that the deal, announced at the beginning of the year, has finally been cleared, what do Plaid and Visa stand to gain from it? Simon De Broise examines the likely impact of the acquisition on the two companies and the financial sector as a whole.

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?”


Ashurst plans more Oz transfers as Korea launch put on shelf

Ashurst is considering sending more partners to its Australian offices for rolling periods of up to six months. The firm’s Australian arm – known as Ashurst Australia – is planning to take on further partners from the firm’s UK-based LLP in the mould of transport and infrastructure lawyer Lee McDonald and finance expert Doo-Soon Choi, […]


Taylor Wessing rejigs German management

Taylor Wessing’s Germany managing partner Wolfgang Rehmann is returning to full-time fee-earning, over a decade after leading legacy firm Wessing into a merger with Taylor Joynson Garrett. Rehmann will be replaced as Germany managing partner by Michael-Florian Ranft, who was elected to the role at a partner meeting in Hamburg last week (22 March). Ranft […]

Simmons & Simmons announces employment partner appointments

Simmons & Simmons has expanded its international employment group with the double appointment of pensions partner Danny Tsang and employment incentives partner Ian Fraser in its London office. Tsang joins from K&L Gates, where he is a partner and head of pensions in the London office. He has specialised in pensions law for nearly 20 […]

Over and outsourcing?

This was the week the wheels appeared to start falling off the outsourcing cart. As we exclusively report today, CMS Cameron McKenna has confirmed it is moving part of its monumental £600m outsourcing contract away from the big beast of the jungle, Integreon. This follows Monday’s news that Osborne Clarke is also set to scale […]

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