HOW WE HELP BUSINESSES

We have vast experience of the technology sector and act for tech businesses at every stage of their life cycle from a founder with a good idea, through successive investment rounds and ultimately exit through sale or IPO.

We understand the importance in this sector of ensuring that the tech-business lifeblood of information and intellectual property are properly protected. This means not just the deterrence of well-drafted business protections and decisive enforcement strategies but also through effective long-term incentive structures.

We know that the secret of effective advice in this fast-growth sector is pragmatism and proportionality. We won’t weigh down your start up with unnecessary red tape but will help you focus on getting the basics rights, providing a scalable approach to compliance that grows alongside your business.

We can help plug the gaps in your internal resources by sharing our industry knowledge and contacts with you and co-ordinating with other advisers (as necessary) to get the job done.

Our experience in this sector includes:

  • Advising a well-established technology company on launching its UK business, with a suite of employment documents and start up advice;
  • Obtaining an emergency court order for a technology company to prevent its former employee from joining a key competitor;
  • Advising a North American software company to negotiate out of its business an under-performing employee who they had inherited in an acquisition;
  • Acting for the founder of a technology start up who had fallen out with his co-founder and wished to negotiate a fair exit deal;
  • Advising a web-advertising personalisation business to implement complex commission arrangements.

 

We offer a fixed-cost new employer toolkit

This startup pack includes:

  • a template employment contract, tailored to your specific requirements and preferences;
  • a basic set of employment policies;
  • information on how to become an employer for the first time; and
  • guidance on the basics of employment law.