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Keeping it Lean
You know what they say - treat them mean, keep them keen. We prefer to treat them lean. From our business model to our legal documents, we’ve fo...
International Contracts- How Do I Choose What Law Applies?
When doing international business, the contract is critical. It sets out your relationship, rights, responsibilities and what to do if things go wron...
The Dos and Don'ts of Remote Working
Gretchen Lennon outlines the benefits and pitfalls of the growing trend, and provides guidance for employers on managing staff based elsewhere for Pe...
Cracking China
Last week, the People’s Republic of China celebrated its 70th birthday. China is the world’s second largest economy and is predicted to take t...
5 Tips for Faster, Cheaper and More Successful Cross-Border Business
We all know that successfully growing a business is a journey, and very often you’ll want and need to work across borders. Whether you’re usin...
Peregrine Law wins ‘International Law Firm of the Year’
Peregrine Law is proud to have been awarded ‘International Law Firm of the Year’ in the London 2019/2020 Prestige Awards hosted by Corporate Live...
4th IBA European Start Up Conference
Peregrine Law is excited to be involved in the 4th IBA European Start Up Conference on the 20th November 2019. Nigel Clark, on behalf of Peregrine, wi...
Who’s Who in Your UK Private Company Zoo?
A company’s success depends upon its people. This includes its owners and managers, as well as everyone else who works there. A limited company may...
One of Company Law’s Best Kept Secrets? Company Books, Statutory Books and Statutory Registers
Have you noticed how the accounting and legal industries have a bizarre way of coming up with hundreds of different words that actually refer to the ...
Everything You Need to Know About Articles of Association and Shareholders’ Agreements
At the start of every matter, we ask clients for a copy of their latest articles of association and shareholders’ agreement so that we can launch s...
Lawyers and Tech: How We’re Making it Work for You
Imagine a law firm. You probably think of big businesses, book-filled offices and briefcases. The legal industry is hardly hailed as the land of t...
To Deed or Not to Deed? What You Need to Know About the Difference Between Deeds and Agreements
Is it a deed? Or is it an agreement? And does it even matter? Clients often come to us confused by contracts, dumbfounded by deeds and anxious abo...
Competition Law 101
We’ve recently had a painful encounter with competition law. We were zooming along at 100mph. Compliance checks completed, documents drafted, em...
GDPR one year on
It has been one year since the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force in the UK. According to Thomson Reuters, over half of UK bus...
Spotlight on Share Buybacks: Reasons, Rules and Regulations
Many large companies including Apple and Sony have recently announced large scale share buybacks. These high-profile share buybacks have raised many ...
How to grow your F&B business – your finance options
This article first appeared in Catering Today Financing the growth of your business can be an intimidating area for any food business – concepts, j...
Peregrine Law wins ‘Best SME Corporate Law Firm 2019’
Peregrine Law is delighted to have been announced as the winner of ‘Best SME Corporate Law Firm 2019’ by SME News, an AI Global Media magazin...
Appointing a NED or any other director: Get your legals right
The appointment of a company director is a technical legal process that is governed by the Companies Act 2006 (CA 2006), the company’s articles of a...
Company shareholders’ derivative claims – protecting the minority
This blog provides an overview on derivative claims in general terms. The intention is not to advise on whether or not to bring a derivative claim. ...
Taking flight with Peregrine
My name is Andrea and I am an Italian qualified lawyer, currently studying an LL.M. in Corporate and Commercial Law at Queen Mary University of Londo...
Birthdays, Brexit and Beyond: Celebrating Peregrine’s International Identity
As we approach our third birthday this month and the Brexit chaos continues, it has led us to reflect upon our international role and Peregrine’s p...
Taking flight with Peregrine
My name is Charlotte and I am excited to have begun my journey with Peregrine Law as a Paralegal. I am an LLM Student at Queen Mary University London...
Equity funding: Getting your F&B business investor ready
This article first appeared in Catering Today Equity investment can be a good funding option for F&B businesses looking to scale. In this next pie...
Managing an exit from your F&B business
This article first appeared in Catering Today The M&A market is expected to grow in the next 12 months; here’s how to get the best deal for your...
Political instability: the ripple effect on cross-border deals
Written by Joe Allison, Peregrine Law As the world has become increasingly connected and collaboration more common, there has been a natural rise in ...
Law firms and tech – crossing the digital frontier
Written by Joe Allison, Peregrine Law Lawyers are starting to appreciate the necessity of integrating modern technologies into their businesses and t...
GDPR – Don't be overwhelmed, here's what you need to know
On 25 May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will become effective in all EU member states and will apply to all organisations operat...
Give your acquisition a chance of success. Do your due diligence diligently!
People are often surprised that acquisitions don’t deliver the results that they were expecting or at least hoping for.  Post completion integratio...
Setting up a new law firm? Here’s your Top 10 priorities
Starting your own firm today does not need to be the terrifying undertaking it may be once was.  The barriers to entry have come down.  Lawyers are ...
Hyperlinking, Web scraping and UK Law
First, the good news. In a landmark 2014 decision the European Court of Justice (ECJ) held that linking to content which is freely available on the w...
If People Buy from People then let’s get out and meet the People
I’m not sure if I am getting wiser as I get older, but I certainly am getting to know myself better and what works well in a business context.  Per...
The M&A market – why is the Peregrine so optimistic?
I am a very positive, ‘glass half full’ person.  However, even I have found it difficult to be upbeat at certain times during the last 12 months....
Setting up and running your company – simple right?
New business owners often ask us what they should think about in terms of company governance, share ownership and dividends.  Our first reaction is a...
Peregrine Law’s crystal ball – a 2014 dissertation on Brexit
In 2014, Peregrine Law’s corporate paralegal, Chris Toh, chose as his final year dissertation (when an undergraduate law student at Leeds Uni) "Arti...
Top Ten Tips for Doing Business in China
In February 2012, I was asked to move to Beijing to be international law firm, Minter Ellison’s first resident partner there.  My brief was, among ...
Who’s got your back? Choosing your overseas advisers
In the last 3 months, we’ve worked with two overseas businesses doing their first acquisitions in the UK and Europe respectively.  Two completely d...