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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.



Malta – Fund-loving Europhiles

A responsive stance to EU legislation has led to a thriving Maltese funds market. Is it enough to make rumours of a global firm’s move there come true? Voters in Europe’s big beast countries may have sent a strongly sceptical message to their leaders in the union-wide parliamentary elections last month, and given the keepers […]

2Birds, one plane at the Court of Appeal

Is it a bird, is it a plane? Today at the Court of Appeal it was both, or more accurately, 2Birds and one plane. Bird & Bird came crashing to earth today after losing an appeal for airline over whether it should pay compensation to delayed passenger Ronald Huzar. 2Birds’ hopes might have been […]


Thorntons secures three-way Scottish merger

Scottish law firms Thorntons, Murray Donald and Steel Eldridge Stewart are to merge later this year to create the largest law firm in eastern Scotland.  The expected £20m firm will be headed up by joint Thorntons managing partners Craig Nicol and Scott Milne and be known as Thorntons. No jobs will be lost in the […]


The Lawyer Awards 2014 Shortlist: Finance Team of the Year

A flair for innovation sets apart the banking and finance teams on this year’s shortlist for top honours at The Lawyer Awards  The improved financial landscape in 2013 was a gift to banking and finance lawyers, offering an abundance of opportunities to get creative with their advice to clients. That is reflected in The Lawyer […]

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