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The Pros and Cons of Incorporating

Incorporating your business transforms it into a legal entity separate from you, capable of starting a lawsuit, buying property or even committing crime. Of course, the decision to incorporate depends on your business and your needs and it isn’t right for every business.

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The future of intellectual property in the UK

Although the UK’s intellectual property framework is designed to promote innovation and growth in the UK, the latest quick technological developments have rendered intellectual property regime somehow inadequate to provide full protection.

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An outsourcing arrangement: a quick guide to key legal issues

Prior to undertaking an outsourcing exercise the customer should carry out a due diligence regarding the internal systems and services that will be outsourced. In particular, the customer should 1. consider the internal costs (so as to ensure that the new outsourced service is competitive), 2. review all legal, tax and commercial issues including third party contracts

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Cloud Computing: Legal dos and don’ts

Cloud computing is the delivery of information technology services over the internet without the need for businesses to purchase or install software or run their own application and data servers. Applications are hosted in the data centers of the cloud computing provider, benefiting from massive economies of scale

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Bribery Act 2010 (Act)

The Bribery Act 2010 will come into force on 1 July 2011 setting out procedures which relevant commercial organisations can put into place to prevent persons associated with them from bribing. The government has confirmed that a commercial organisation convicted of failing to prevent bribery under section 7 of the Bribery Act 2010 will not face mandatory exclusion from tenders for public contracts.

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What is a contract and why you should care

In this article Dr Maria Anassutzi, Intellectual Property Expert and Director of Anassutzi & Co Limited, explains the key reasons business owners, directors and commercial managers need to know what a contract is and why it is important for them to know and have the basic understanding of a contract and its impacts on business.

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Valuing Small Businesses

Valuing the very small company can often be more challenging than valuing a large firm or corporation. These types of valuations most commonly arise in the divorce cases, although they also are frequently present in shareholder litigation, partnership dissolutions, and similar litigation.

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5 easy steps to protecting confidential information

In this article, Dr Maria Anassutzi, intellectual property expert, analyses and discusses the various issues employers must look for when trying to protect their intellectual property, know-how and confidential information from their employees and independent consultants.

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