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Working with start-ups and investors requires a broad set of legal skills. Our lawyers cover the full range of commercial legal services, and are well equipped to handle all aspects that become relevant during the life cycle of a start-up.

Partner Thomas Kulnigg leads and coordinates the Schoenherr expert team which regularly advises investors and founders in Austria and CEE.

our services for founders and start-ups include:

  • foundation of companies, including pre-foundation matters
  • start-up financing
  • initial coin offerings and crowd funding
  • shareholder advice
  • commercial documentation
  • know-how and data protection
  • IP (trademark, patent, design, copyright) advice, brand development
  • specialty laws (food and drug law, biotechnology law)
  • regulatory affairs (FinTech, HealthTech, InsuranceTech, etc)
  • software licensing, R&D agreements
  • employment matters, including employee incentive programmes
  • exits
  • IPO and capital market transactions

our services for investors include:

  • legal due diligence
  • investment and exit structuring, also from a tax perspective
  • transaction documents, including investment agreements and shareholders agreements
  • minority protection, joint ventures
  • IP assignment agreements
  • structured sales processes (exits)
  • dispute resolution, arbitration, litigation
  • restructuring and refinancing
  • corporate ventures

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