Category: Publications

In the Wake of Blockchain

Blockchain technology has hit the world by storm and before we knew it, people were already conversing about blockchain during informal dinners and other social activities. Blockchain became popular through cryptocurrency and made its way to everyone’s life through the dream of becoming filthy rich…

Incorporating In Delaware

If you are in the startup scene, you may have noticed that many companies, even in the Middle East, are incorporated in Delaware. The reason is that Delaware offers a lot of advantages to its companies; here are the main ones:
The flexibility of Delaware’s corporate laws in terms of how you can structure your company and organize your corporate governance…

What does going public mean?

Going public refers to a private company’s initial public offering (IPO), thus becoming a publicly traded and owned entity. Businesses usually go public to raise capital in hopes of expanding. Venture capitalists may use IPOs as an exit strategy (a way of getting out of their investment in a company).
The IPO process begins with contacting an investment bank and making certain decisions…

Collective Investment Scheme Mutual Funds in Lebanon

A collective investment scheme is a type of investment scheme that involves collecting money from different investors and then combining all the money collected to fund the investment. A collective investment scheme may also be called a mutual fund. Similar to a mutual fund, a collective investment scheme provides almost absolute control of the investment to the company pooling…

The Importance of Data Privacy Compliance Under the GDPR

It has become very costly to avoid data privacy compliance. While fines and penalties have existed for years in various amounts from multiple regulators, the European Union’s new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), effective May 25, 2018, raises the stakes. It specifies fines up to 20 million Euros or 4% of a company’s prior-year global revenue, whichever is higher, dependent on the “nature, gravity, and duration”…

What it Takes to Become a Femmepreneur

The modern workplace would not be the same without Coco Chanel, Elizabeth Arden, Mary Kay and many other powerful women who were not scared to defy the odds. They had to face discrimination, unfairness and stigmatisation to build their atemporel businesses as we know them today.
During World War II, women had to fill in gaps in the workforce after their husbands…

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