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We help the owners of technology businesses commercialise their services in Australia and beyond.

  • Commercially practical advice
  • Work directly with senior lawyers
  • Benefit from our network of related advisors
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Commercially practical advice

We offer whole-of-business support to Australian businesses in the technology space.

We can assist in the following areas:

  • new business formation, including structuring advice, shareholders agreements, NDAs, employment contracts, founder agreements
  • drafting your standard trading terms and customer contracts
  • preparing and negotiating intellectual property licences, including EULAs
  • setting up employee share schemes
  • reviewing project-specific contracts
  • intellectual property disputes
  • buying and selling businesses

We act for funded early stage start-ups and established businesses (including consulting firms) in the technology space. We have assisted a number of businesses from inception to exit.

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Shareholders Agreements: A Comprehensive Guide

Over 30 pages of detailed commentary, including a glossary of useful terms and a sample decision-making matrix.

In this guide you’ll learn about:

  • Why companies adopt shareholders agreements
  • How they relate to other documents, such as your company's constitution
  • The types of things that are usually covered
  • Different ways for dealing with different clauses
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Leo Coates

CEO, Coates Group

They are exceptional at delivering what we are trying to achieve, both legally and commercially. Regardless of the issue, we know we’re in the right hands.
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Interactive Legal Checklist for a New Business

This detailed checklist contains over 40 items across 14 different areas of your business, including practical guidance. Examples of topics include restraints of trade, personal and company structuring, through to intellectual property protection, shareholder agreements, employment and third party contracts.

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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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