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A leading boutique law firm dedicated to the global SME community

The UK has the fifth largest economy in the world and a mature service sector powered by a multi-cultural workforce.

So, how can UK SMEs benefit?

Big Businesses use advisors from global professional firms to work out the best legal, financial, operational, human resource and marketing elements for them so they benefit from all the world has to offer

Most boutique law firms don’t offer a service outside their region, we’re a small practice with a worldwide view. We’re proud to have lawyers who practice in both the UK and Asia helping SMEs to meet their objectives for growth whilst managing risk so the business owner have peace of mind.

Dedicated legal and business advice teams in the UK and Asia, available for virtual and in-person meetings, who understand your business objectives and problems and help you set-up and operate your business in the best way to reach your goals.

Whatever your industry: Creative, Technology, Manufacturing, Service we can help you capitalise on your success, protect your products, services, and your business.

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Whilst giving clients access to expert advisors and lawyers, we keep coast down with our VanillaLaw® Docs portal of pain English standardised legal templates, which can efficiently be personalised to meet your business and contract needs. So, once we’ve worked out the best strategy with you, implementation is quick and competitively priced.
Clients also benefit from our GoSME® network of Entrepreneures and Senior Directors, connecting businesses in the UK and Asia Pacific to do business

Interested to find out more?

To discuss your business needs.

VanillaLaw® Docs

Whilst giving clients access to expert advisors and lawyers, we keep coast down with our VanillaLaw® Docs portal of pain English standardised legal templates, which can efficiently be personalised to meet your business and contract needs. So, once we’ve worked out the best strategy with you, implementation is quick and competitively priced.

GoSME®

Clients also benefit from our GoSME® network of Entrepreneures and Senior Directors, connecting businesses in the UK and Asia Pacific to do business

Interested to find out more?

To discuss your business needs.

Meet the Teams

Introducing our experts who are passionate about you and your business and how they can help you

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"FREE-DOM"​ To Contract, A SME Perspective
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"FREE-DOM"​ To Contract, A SME Perspective

By Mark Goh
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In law the common parlance “FREEDOM TO CONTRACT” means that the Courts will be slow to impose its interpretation about the intentions of parties in a contract, unless the contract is vague. The policy consideration behind this, is to promote commerce. In essence, businesses are encouraged to contr...

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The Value Of The Business
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The Value Of The Business

Why do diamonds cost more than water? This was the question posed by Adam Smith when he observed that water is actually more essential to our life than a useless piece of diamond, yet a diamond will always cost more than water. The answer lies in what economist call THE VALUE OF THE BUSINESS. ...

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What 2 UK Creative Businesses Taught me
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What 2 UK Creative Businesses Taught me

By Mark Goh

The year was sometime in the late 1990s. I met 2 business oufits from the UK. They are not your usual large companies, but had less than 10 people with presence both in Europe and Asia. Mr. James Park, is the founder of design powerhouse called JPA Design. They started as a husband and wife team. D...

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What Does “Structuring” A Deal Mean?
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What Does “Structuring” A Deal Mean?

By Mark Goh

Raise your hand if you’ve recently heard someone say that their company’s valuation rose to hundreds of millions of dollars by managing to secure “series A” investors. Keep your arm up if you know what that means. If your hand is no longer in the air, don’t worry - unless a lawyer takes the time to...

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Why Startups Need Lawyers, Not Legal Templates
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Why Startups Need Lawyers, Not Legal Templates

Ask any entrepreneur who is in the early stages of funding their business about their priorities. There’s no doubt that funding, growth, and product development will be among them (plus caffeine, of course!). Somewhere at the bottom of their priority list will be all their legal matters. This is u...

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How Do You Choose The Best Structure For Your Business?
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How Do You Choose The Best Structure For Your Business?

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Find out how to select the structure that suits your business best Many SME owners neglect the importance of choosing the right structure, not realising that it will impact many aspects of their business: personal liability, intellectual property protection, borrowing ability and more. Whether y...

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5 Common Legal Mistakes That Small Business Owners Make
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5 Common Legal Mistakes That Small Business Owners Make

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Most local business owners are not doing enough to mitigate legal risks – find out more about the most common legal mistakes and how to avoid them. Many business owners in Asia tend to neglect legal risks when it comes to operating their companies – mostly due to superstition or plain oversight. ...

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Singapore: The Breakdown
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Singapore: The Breakdown

By Mark Goh

Photo byGoh Rhy YanonUnsplash Singapore originated and continues to stay true to its origins as a multicultural society with its numerous races and religions. When you have plans to bring your business overseas, it is always important to have some basic information about the country you int...

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The Power Of Collaboration
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The Power Of Collaboration

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If you rifle through a box of Lego blocks, you will find pieces with different stud configurations and colours. On their own they bear little meaning or context. However, if you are suitably skilled, these little blocks can be combined to make fantastic works of architecture. Small businesses ar...

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Why Is Our Law Firm Named After An Ice Cream Flavour?
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Why Is Our Law Firm Named After An Ice Cream Flavour?

By Mark Goh
3 min read

VANILLA = PLAIN & SIMPLE Prior to the present name of the law firm, my firm was called “MG Chambers”. Then in 2013, I decided I needed a name change. Many people have asked me why I chose the name  “VanillaLaw”. It has nothing to do with ice cream flavour and more to do with being “Plain an...

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