A solid legal foundation helps you jumpstart your business and avoid unforeseen legal challenges, disputes and high legal fees as your company grows.
The initial idea is formed. Potential co-founders decide to work together. The first product or service version is tested. Legal isn’t a major concern yet, but there are some very essential questions and entrepreneurs face at this stage.
Taking the wrong fundamental decisions at the start almost always leads to more legal challenges and significantly higher legal fees.
With our pre-incorporation package we help founders to solve the essential questions with our proven CRICH Model in the five major legal areas (Corporate, Regulatory, Intellectual Property, Contracts and HR) and make the right decisions moving forward:
What is the best legal form for the venture?
At what stage should I incorporate a business?
Where should I incorporate (country / canton)?
Do we need a co-founder’s agreement?
How do I get funding for my startup?
Can I start working on my venture while working for another company?
How will the co-founders get paid?
Is there a minimum salary I have to pay?
What is the ideal tax setup for me as a founder?
Can I hire people abroad?
Are there any regulatory / legal obstacles to execute the idea?
What is the cost of compliance for my business plan?
Can I already sign contracts for the startup before incorporation?
What happens to those contracts after the incorporation?
Who is liable before and after the incorporation?
How do I protect my business idea?
What happens with the IP that is generated before incorporation?
20-mins kick-off call with one of our legal experts.
We provide you with and guide you through our IP strategy canvas that helps you protect your IP for a sustainable competitive advantage.
Ensure you and your co-founders are aligned and any intellectual property created belongs to the future company.
With our standard NDAs, you can restrict potential partners from using your business idea.
Which legal form is the right one for your startup? AG vs. GmbH vs. sole proprietorship.
If you are still in an employment relationship, we check the agreement for you to ensure you are allowed to work on your startup.
One-hour consultation with one of our legal experts.
CHF 650 Flat Fee (excl. VAT)
We review your business model and point out potential regulatory restrictions and licensing requirements.
LEXR provided us excellent services at very affordable costs and was always quick to react to our special wishes and change requests.
We’re a growing team of 25+ legal professionals. Some of our experts include:
Michele is focused on corporate and commercial law and has a strong background in M&A transactions. At LEXR he advises Swiss and international founders, start-ups, and investors – from incorporation to the first investment rounds, risk financing, complex business transactions, and exits.
Michele Vitali, Head of Startup Financing &Venture Capital, Legal Expert
Marius’ specialty is corporate and commercial law. He works with a variety of VC transactions (particularly convertible loans and equity financing), secondaries, corporate law, employee participation, and corporate governance.
Marius Bättig, Senior Legal Counsel
Vincent is focused on corporate and commercial law and has a strong venture capital and business background. He advises tech and digital companies from their incorporation over financing rounds up to their exit.
Vincent Plautz, Senior Legal Counsel
Klara is part of our corporate team and supports our customers with transactions throughout their company lifecycle – from incorporations to employee stock options plans and the legal aspects for different means of raising funds.
Klara Weismann, Junior Legal Counsel
Elie is the Head of Mergers and Acquisitions at LEXR. He is focused on advising Swiss and international founders, start-ups, companies of diverse sizes, and investors in all types of M&A transactions, including namely sales, purchases, mergers, demergers, carve-outs, management buy-outs, joint ventures, and many others.
Elie Bourdilloud, Head of M&A and Legal Expert
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