What can we do for you?
Whether you are a technology start-up thinking of entering into business or raising finance if you are or an angel or VC investor looking to invest in an emerging company, we have a team of lawyers on hand from our intellectual property, employment, commercial, litigation and corporate departments ready to give you legal advice.
From raising finance to exiting your business, we have the knowledge all at our fingertips ready to help you when you need it.
Corporate and fundraising
We advise start-up companies and investors from the inception of the company through to implementing an exit strategy. This may involve an initial “friends and family” investment round or the raising of capital from more sophisticated venture capital or angel investors.
Whether owning or licensing the rights of your developed technology or protecting and exploiting your brand, intellectual property is key to a start-up’s business. We can advise you on how to protect your intellectual property efficiently and effectively.
Employment contracts and share option schemes
We can help you with standard and bespoke employment contracts for founders and staff as well as with tax efficient share and share option schemes.
Technology, commercial contracts and data protection
We understand that the protection and performance of the technology underpinning your business is vital to its success. We can advise you on how to document the development and the monetisation of your know-how.
In addition we can advise on other commercial contracts which the business may need now or in the future, such as with customers and suppliers or to ensure that your website is compliant with the law.
We can advise you on disputes your start-up may have with customer or suppliers. We can also help in the event of disagreements between founders and their investors.
Use the links below for a sample of our services, including typical fees for start-ups and investors:
We cannot advise you for free but if you decide to instruct us we can offer you our legal services at rates that are discounted to our standard fees. Please note that these are not fixed or capped fee proposals and each matter will need to be considered on its own merits. The estimated fees do not include VAT and disbursements.