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We help the owners of Australian technology businesses grow and realise the capital value of their companies.

  • Practical legal advice with a distinctly commercial focus
  • Specialist expertise in technology businesses
  • Work direct with a senior lawyer
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Our goal is to help you make critical business decisions with clarity and confidence.

We offer whole-of-business support to Australian businesses in the technology space. We act for funded start-ups and established businesses (including consulting firms) in the technology space. We have assisted a number of businesses from creation to exit.

Employee Share Schemes

We have specialised expertise in the design and implementation of employee incentive schemes.

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Client Contracts

Negotiating complex contracts and preparing standard form templates are a core part of our business.

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Shareholder Agreements

We can help you protect your interests through an effective shareholders agreement.

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Fundraising

Our aim is to ensure your fundraise runs as smoothly as possible, and to help you avoiding decisions that you may regret later.

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Business Acquisitions and Sales

We focus on the levers that will ultimately determine the success of your transaction.

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Other Legal Support

We can assist you in a range of other areas that are not listed here. We can provide practical legal support across your business.

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Employee Share Schemes

We can help you navigate through the complexities of employee shares and develop a plan that is right for your business.

We work closely with business owners and their advisors to design, document and administer effective employee share schemes.

We can assist in the following areas:

  • Employee share schemes
  • Option schemes
  • Non-equity incentive schemes (replicator schemes, phantom schemes)
  • Shareholder agreements
  • Restructuring advice, including share and asset transfers
  • Referrals to corporate advisors
  • Share sale agreements
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Client Contracts

We aim to ensure every contract is closed as efficiently as it can be, by focusing on the things that count.

We write, explain and negotiate contracts in words you can understand. Commercial contracting has been the core of our business for decades.

We advise on a wide range of technology contracts, including:

  • development contracts
  • licence agreements
  • master service agreements
  • standard form client templates
  • joint venture agreements
  • end user agreements
  • affiliate and partner agreements
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Shareholder Agreements

An effective shareholders agreement is critical to maintaining long term control over your business.

Keep in mind that a shareholders agreement is designed to protect your interests when things change – for example, when you introduce new shareholders to the company, when someone wishes to depart, or when someone’s life circumstances change. For this reason, the best time for you to implement or review your shareholders agreement is now.

We can help you:

  • understand the key components of a shareholders agreement
  • design a shareholders agreement that is tailor-made for your business
  • identify any gaps or key risks that may arise out of your current arrangements
  • prepare and negotiate documentation for the introduction of a new shareholder.
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Fundraising

We understand that there’s a lot more to fundraising than just the money.

A successful fundraise is about finding the right partners and engaging with them on the right terms. We can help you understand your options, identify different ways for managing risks and act as a sounding board along your fundraising journey.

We can assist you with:

  • Information memoranda
  • Understanding your compliance and disclosure obligations
  • Convertible note agreements
  • Shareholder agreements
  • Subscription agreements
  • Shareholder agreements
  • Related fundraising documents and advice
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Finding a commercial lawyer who understands high-growth tech businesses is crucial to any start-up. We have been lucky to work with the Turtons team from day one.

Nicolas Chu
CEO & Co-Founder, Sinorbis

Business Acquisitions and Sales

Buying or selling a company isn’t your core expertise. But it is one of ours.

Regardless of whether you have been involved in buying or selling a business before, we will give you the tools and information you need to stay in control and to make decisions with confidence. We will tell you what is normal (and what is not) and ensure your transaction proceeds as efficiently as possible.

We can help you with:

  • Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs)
  • Expressions of Interest
  • Information Memoranda
  • Due Diligence
  • Structuring Advice
  • Non-Binding Indicative Offers, Letters of Intent and Terms Sheets
  • Share Sale Agreements, Business Sale Agreements and other Transaction Documents
  • Negotiations and Related Advice
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Other Legal Support

We can serve as your general counsel, offering you support on any legal issue you might encounter.

The range of services we provide is too broad to list here. Our clients know that, regardless of the type of issue you are facing, we are always the best place to start. Even if we cannot help you ourselves, we will know someone who can.

You can read more about some of the other services we provide #here [link to general commercial page once live].

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We proudly support Australia’s leading companies deliver construction and technology projects

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Benefit from our network of advisors

Our networks allow us to offer more than just local legal support.

Working with us will open the doors to our network of complementary advisors, both locally and across the globe. A number of our clients have operations outside of Australia, including in US, Asia and Europe. 

Our existing relationships with other lawyers, accounts, tax specialists and other complementary advisors mean that we can help you quickly set up an operational framework virtually anywhere in the world.
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This free checklist will help you understand how to best best manage your personal and corporate exposure to business-related risks.

  • Over 50 practical suggestions and practical tips
  • From personal asset protection through to corporate governance, employee relations, customers, suppliers, and IP
  • Designed for owners and top-level managers of established businesses
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