Start-ups

Hariani & Co. has extensive experience advising start-up companies and new ventures in India. The Hariani & Co. team is able to provide multifaceted guidance to and about new ventures and start-ups, through all the phases of their growth, including their formation, financing, intellectual property etc.

Some of the key areas in which the firm assists start-ups are:

Pre start-up assistance

  • Advising on the legal and regulatory aspects of doing business in a particular territory in India
  • Advising on various structures tailored to suit start-up operations
  • Advising on the incorporation of companies and formation of limited liability partnerships
  • Advising on corporate compliances, allotment of shares, share transfers etc.
  • Shareholders’ agreements
  • Employment and other ancillary agreements

Raising finance

  • Advising on investments into start-up companies, assisting with negotiations between start-ups and investors, drafting and reviewing documents
  • Advising on exit strategies and mechanisms

Ongoing assistance

  • Advising on an ongoing basis on general operational issues, including issues relating to board meetings and shareholder meetings
  • Advising on the implementation of employees’ stock option schemes and related documentation

Protecting intellectual property

  • Assisting with the registration of trademarks, copyright and designs
  • Providing services relating to computer programs and mobile applications
  • Technology transfer agreements
  • Software development agreements
  • Confidentiality agreements