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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.


Norton Rose has Georgia on its mind for arbitration

The former Soviet republic of Georgia may become an international arbitration centre to sit alongside London, Paris, Stockholm and the US if a collaborative project involving Norton Rose goes ahead Arbitrations currently take place in Georgia but are subject to rules governed in the main by the International Chamber of Commerce, the American Arbitration Association, […]

Commercial break

The Commercial Court is under constant attack. Jon Robins asks whether the critics have been too quick to see only the bad side “Totally antiquated and rather shabby”, “third world” and “a public disgrace” are just some of the harsh – but fair – phrases bandied about by lawyers concerning the Commercial Court over the […]

BA names new legal director

BA has named Stephen Walsh’s replacement within its legal department Maria Da Cunha is already a lawyer with BA and will take over as legal director on 1 April. Her ambit includes responsibility for external legal advisers.Da Cunha trained as a barrister but later joined Lovells as a corporate lawyer. She left for Lloyd’s of […]

Addleshaws appoints new national head of banking

Addleshaw Booth & Co has elevated Richard Papworth to national head of banking The appointment follows the departure of Mark Chidley as director of group legal services to the Royal Bank of Scotland (The Lawyer, 4 March).Papworth, a banking partner at Addleshaws in Leeds since 1995, will assume the role once Chidley leaves on 30 […]

In-houser up for Law Society president

The Law Society could have an in-house lawyer as president for the first time In-house lawyer Paul Gilbert (left), who works at Law Book Consulting has been nominated for the post of deputy vice president. If he gets the job, he will ultimately become deputy vice president and then president of the society under its […]

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