Schoenherr's experts provide legal advice throughout the lifecycle of a start-up.
Working with start-ups and investors requires a broad set of legal skills and experience. At Schoenherr our lawyers cover the full range of commercial legal services and are well-equipped and trained to handle all aspects that become relevant during the lifecycle of a start-up.
We regularly advise investors and founders in Austria and CEE in various start-up-related matters, such as
incorporation / foundation
financing rounds (including pre-SEED and SEED)
exit transactions, legal due diligence, structuring (including from a tax perspective)
ip assignment agreements and other ip-related issues
In an attempt to help start-ups during the current corona situation obtaining the much needed financial liquidity support from their shareholders or other investors, we put together a short and simple forward equity agreement, the "Simple Equity Investment Contract (SEIC)".
Romanian fintech start-ups combine powers and create the first Romanian fintech association
For the last couple of years, the fintech industry has become of great interest in the Romanian entrepreneurial scene. Numerous Romanian start-ups or long-existing financial and IT companies have switched focus on what fintech means and on what it can bring to the table.
This primer offers a general overview of (i) financing tools of start-ups, (ii) the structuring of corporate governance within a start-up, (iii) the structure of a typical venture capital transaction, (iv) employee participation programs and vesting terms as well as (v) start-up exits and provides answers to the key legal issues arising within the life cycle of a start-up for the following jurisdictions: Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Poland, Romania and Slovenia.
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