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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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Ropes quartet defects to White & Case in Hong Kong

A four-lawyer private equity team led by partner Daniel Yeh has left Ropes & Gray’s Hong Kong office for White & Case. Yeh, who joined Ropes from Weil Gotshal & Manges in 2015, is to be appointed head of PE for White & Case in Asia Pacific. He is taking a team of three; Ropes […]

Introduction to the Litigation Tracker

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Shoosmiths drafted in on administration of Oddbins

Shoosmiths is acting in the administration of wine and spirit seller Oddbins, as it faces restructuring woes for the second time in less than a decade. The Shoosmiths team is acting for administrators Duff & Phelps, led by Birmingham-based restructuring head James Keates, alongside Manchester-based partner Sarah Teal and senior associate Hollie Wrigley. Phil Duffy […]

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Taylor Wessing top earner made £1.2m in double-digit growth year

Taylor Wessing has posted an 11 per cent increase in turnover, taking it from £128m to £143m, according to its LLP accounts for the year 2017/18. Net profit also grew, from £47.8m to £55.7m, with the firm’s highest earner netting more than £1.2m in the last financial year. Headcount slightly decreased to 563, with a drop […]

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Pinsents called in on government-backed data project

Pinsent Masons is advising on a government-supported project that aims to improve the use of data and exchange of information between large organisations. A TMT team from the firm has been appointed by not-for-profit group, the Open Data Institute, which is creating so-called “data trusts” to harvest information safely. The concept is a new one, […]

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