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As an entrepreneur trying to get your business off the ground, there are many factors to think about and the legal “stuff” may easily be forgotten. In this article, we touch on the top 5 considerations entrepreneurs need to think about when starting out.

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Relatively easy cross-border enforcement of court judgments has been a quiet success of the EU. Now that we have the UK-EU Trade and Co-Operation Agreement we are able to report on how governing law, jurisdiction and enforcement of court judgments works post-Brexit between the UK and EU.

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