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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?”


Domain names as trademarks in Austria

By Martin Prohaska Marchried Digital brand engagement has become more and more important in the last years in the CEE: for example, in the realms of e-books, training courses, software and domain names. In some cases, domain names can qualify for trade mark protection in the CEE. In a recent ruling, the Austrian Supreme Patent […]

Hogan Lovells will be legal services provider for British Paralympic Association

The British Paralympic Association (BPA) has today announced that international law firm Hogan Lovells will be their official legal services provider through to the end of 2016. The firm joins other BPA official partners including BP, BT, Deloitte, EDF Energy, Nissan, Sainsbury’s and the lottery distributor UK Sport. The agreement formalises the long-standing relationship between […]


2018: The voice of in-house counsel

Prediction: Clients will require law firms to field professional project managers as a service norm. Costs management, both in litigation and non-contentious work, will rise to the top of the in-house agenda. With multiple methods of charging clients will start to invest in systems that track and manage costs. In turn, law firms will have […]


Maclays confirms 28 redundancies

Scottish firm Maclay Murray & Spens has confirmed the loss of 28 jobs following a redundancy consultation that began in June. The staff affected are both legal and support staff and based in the firm’s Edinburgh, Glasgow and London offices. Maclays originally said the roles were across a range of practice areas, particularly property and […]

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