Start-up and early stage


When launching a new business, it is vital to ensure that your ideas, which constitute valuable intellectual property, are protected from the outset and that a shareholders’ agreement with your shareholders and joint venture partners is in place. You must be sure that your business agreements and commercial contracts do not put you at risk. If your business operates online, then you need to ensure that you comply with a range of regulations relating to e-commerce, data protection and privacy.

Artington Legal offers start-up companies and early stage businesses unrivalled commercial support across all your business requirements. When you start to grow, we will support you as you seek external finance, employ more staff and we will advise you on real estate law when you need to expand into larger business premises.

Recent examples of our work with start-ups and early-stage companies includes:

  • investment by a French venture capitalist into an early stage technology company in the UK;
  • bank financing, acquisition and fit out of premises and internationalisation of trading terms and conditions for a manufacturing client in the next stage of its international development;
  • advising an existing client on a new joint venture, including shareholders’ agreement, articles of association and Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) funding;
  • advising a new company of possible intellectual property infringement and providing legal and commercial options for resolution; and
  • preparing the terms and conditions for a client’s website and smartphone application, including a privacy policy.

If you would like to know more please contact us