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SUPPORT FOR START-UPS

Services for each phase

Services for each phase

It is normal to change the details and direction of the support for start-up company as required at each phase. We have extensive experience in supporting our clients, from establishment to negotiation and prosecution on each investment round, and also have many achievements in supporting establishment of internal systems keeping subsequent exits in mind.

Also, there are cases that our attorney-at-law was seconded to our start-up client to act as a legal director and provide support for the establishment of a system internally. We will propose the optimal team according to needs of start-up client and required support content.

Finance (capital policy, financing)

Finance (capital policy, financing)

Start-up company uses various scheme to raise funds for EXIT and scaling up businesses.

We actively propose from strategic advice on capital policy and method of financing (investment, financing) to various schemes utilizing class share and share option etc.

We also provide effective support by forming team with affiliated certified public accountants and tax accountants, according to the clients’ request details.

We also provide effective support by forming team with affiliated certified public accountants and tax accountants, according to the clients’ request details.

Intellectual Property (IP Strategy, Acquisition of Right)

Intellectual Property (IP Strategy, Acquisition of Right)

For start-up company, IP strategy is extremely important, not only to ensure competitive advantage in the business environment, but also positively influence over fund procurement and acquisition of human resources.

We not only obtain rights for core technologies, but also deepen company IP strategy by proposing strategy of application that are advantageous to business and in the light of the status of competitors, and by providing regular updates.

In addition, through close liaison between attorneys-at-law and patent attorneys, we provide solutions to problems involving intellectual property particular to startups, such as alliance strategies with large corporations and joint R&D with universities and other academic institutions.

Practice Areas

Support for establishment
Support for building business model, Research and Advice on compliance, Support for obtaining various licenses, Designing company organization, Incorporation procedures.
Finance
Planning Capital policy, Designing of stock options and shares, Planning funding scheme and Support for task performance, Preparing and Reviewing related contracts such as investment contract and shareholders agreement, Registration application procedures
Support for EXIT plan
Planning EXIT strategy such as M&A/IPO etc., Legal/IP Due Diligence, Support for Negotiation about EXIT, Preparing system to EXIT
Corporate legal affairs
Drafting and Reviewing various contract, Support and Guidance for Shareholder’s Meeting, Personnel and Labor relations, etc. For details, please refer to “Corporate”.
Intellectual Property
Planning IP strategy, Creation and Acquisition of Intellectual properties, Acting as filing agent, Searching assistance, Patent Appraisal, etc. For details, please refer to “Intellectual Property”.