Our startup lawyers act for companies, investors and employees, and have particular experience of acting for founders: not only in terms of guiding them through the investment process, but also in resolving problems which may have arisen in earlier rounds.
We also have many years of experience of advising on the legal issues which arise from running a technology business. Our aim is always to protect your rights and to allow you to realise the maximum value from your technology assets.
In this video, Roberta Draper and Emer Hughes discuss what raising investment for your startup means in practice, in particular how you value your company and how much you want to give away to investors in return for investment.
In this video, Emer Hughes and Mei Chung in our Corporate, Commercial and Finance team discuss some of the key elements in the shareholders' agreement, with a focus on points of negotiation between founders and investors.
In this video, Emer Hughes and Mei Chung discuss the main protections that may come up in a company’s articles of association including the class of shares, pre-emption rights and drag along and tag along rights.
Emer Hughes and Mei Chung discuss the principles of leaver provisions, with a focus on the difference between a good leaver and a bad leaver, who should be caught by leaver provisions and points of negotiation between founders and investors.