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HOW TO SET UP A LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY (GMBH) IN GERMANY

The widely used types of companies in Germany are: the limited liability company (GmbH) and the stock corporation (Aktiengesellschaft, abbreviated AG)... read more

SECONDMENT OF EMPLOYEES TO GERMANY – POINTS TO CONSIDER

In this note it is assumed that when a secondment is made to another organisation... read more

7 SHORT TIPS ON HOW TO NEGOTIATE

This should help keep the scarcity mentality in check, which will often lead to failure. ... read more

3 COMMON LEGAL MISTAKES MADE AT FORMATION OF BUSINESSES

When founders start working on a project they should have clear rules in place - a framework to strucutre their venture. ... read more

FINDING AN EXPERT

Finding an expert is a task that requires a lot of effort. Finding an affordable expert can require even more effort. ... read more

How do you run effective board meetings?

Articles usually state that the business of the company is to be managed by the directors. ... read more

How to be a great non-executive director

A non-executive director (NED) is a member of the board of directors of a company but does not form part of the executive management... read more

DIRECTORS OF A COMPANY ON THE BRINK OF INSOLVENCY: THINGS NOT TO DO.

Don’t: Let the company incur new substantial liabilities until you know how they will be paid. ... read more

THE PITFALLS OF THE INQUISITORIAL SYSTEM

Access to justice and participation of citizens in the justice process, i.e. its acceptance by the society is one of the pillars of the rule of law. ... read more

Q & A for small business owners in the UK: Can a Ltd with model articles (without amendment) allot and call up nil paid shares?

A ‘nil paid share’ means that the whole nominal amount of the share is unpaid ... read more

3 simple ways to identify an unsound business proposition

In this wonderfully young and promising 2019, many have resumed their hard work toward realizing their dreams and achieving their goals... read more

PRIVATE COMPANIES CAN PROFIT FROM EMPLOYEE SHARE SCHEMES

Employee share schemes can be useful to align the interests of employees—in particular, senior employees or executives—with those of shareholders... read more

5 LEGAL TIPS FOR SME OWNERS

Some of the most common legal issues faced by SMEs
Poorly drafted contracts and ensuing litigation... read more

STORMY TIMES AHEAD FOR UK BRAND OWNERS?

The situation and procedures affecting EU trademarks and other EU intellectual property rights post-Brexit are a concern for brand owners. Moreover, UK trademark professionals face a challenge as there is a danger that their ability to represent clients before the EUIPO may be lost after March 2019... read more

ESTABLISHING A BUSINESS IN ENGLAND & WALES (OVERVIEW)

England and Wales are among the best-performing economies in the world. One of the contributing factors is the English legal system, which is pro-business and flexible due to the dogma-free pragmatic...read more

3D PRINTING AND IP INFRINGEMENTS

3D printing is on the rise, and with it comes a host of compelling legal challenges. This article briefly explores how 3D printing can infringe on intellectual property rights and which options are available against infringers... read more

QUICK CHECKLIST VIRTUELLE MITARBEITERBETEILIGUNG ('PHANTOM STOCK PLAN')

Junge Unternehmen, die nicht ausreichend finanziell gepolstert sind, um dringend gesuchten hochqualifizierten Mitarbeitern („key personnel“) attraktive Konditionen zu bieten...read more

EFFEKTIVE UND VERLÄSSLICHE GESELLSCHAFTSVERTRÄGE FÜR PERSONENGESELLSCHAFTEN

Der Bundesgerichtshof hat in den letzten Jahren seine Rechtsprechung in Bezug auf die Mehrheitsentscheidungen in Personengesellschaften grundlegend geändert... read more

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