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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.

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Hadef cuts six from lawyer line-up as firms reassess Middle East strategies

United Arab Emirates (UAE) firm Hadef Al Dhahiri & Associates, which has rebranded as Hadef & Partners, has laid off six corporate finance lawyers as it bids to reposition itself during the downturn. Sadiq Jafar The cuts were made over the past six months with the firm also looking to relocate various lawyers between its […]

Cains wins prestigious Queen’s Award

Offshore firm Cains has been presented with a Queen’s Award Offshore firm Cains has been presented with a Queen’s Award. Cains managing director Andrew Corlett said: “The Queen’s Award recognises the contribution we’ve made in recent years both to international trade and, indirectly, to the Isle of Man’s development as an international finance centre.” The […]

Budget spurs on Wilsons’ London plans

The introduction of a 50 per cent tax rate in last week’s Budget is accelerating the expansion plans of Salisbury firm Wilsons. The introduction of a 50 per cent tax rate in last week’s Budget is accelerating the expansion plans of Salisbury firm Wilsons. The firm’s managing partner Jonathan Stephens said the tax changes will […]

Mishcon adds two rungs to career ladder

West End firm Mishcon de Reya has created two new positions in the pathway to partnership following an 18-month review of its career structure. The role of legal director has been created as a ­precursor to partnership and the firm has introduced a formal associate role. Until now lawyers at the firm, which has a […]

Ward Hadaway puts Manchester office launch on back-burner

Ward Hadaway has shelved plans for a ­Manchester office launch, preferring to ride out the recession before making a firm commitment. The North East firm planned to launch the office this year, but a source close to the firm said it now hoped to move forward with the plan in 2010. “Launching any office is a challenge, particularly at the […]

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