Allens Accelerate

Startups

We assist startups from beginning to launch and beyond in all areas of corporate law, fundraising, intellectual property, data protection, employment, tax and other issues that affect emerging companies

Pricing and services

We know that legal issues are the last thing you want to focus on at the early stages of your startup venture. That's why we've developed a set of high-quality legal solutions specific to startups to help you get your company up and running without a significant outlay of time or money.

We have a range of free resources and fixed and flexibly-priced services to help you through the lifecycle of your business. We also tailor our offering to suit your needs and reflect your budget. Get in touch for a cost and obligation-free discussion to see how we can help your business grow.

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News and insights

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Valeska Bloch discusses the range of free and fixed-price Allens Accelerate services, including the A-Suite and the tailoring service.

The A-Suite

FREE suite of essential documents specifically drafted for startups, with user‑friendly guidance notes.

Getting started

FIXED PRICE company incorporation and registered office services.

  • Incorporation $1,200
  • Registered office services $600
  • Your Annual Company Review $485

IP Protection

FIXED PRICE package including an hour consultation with our IP experts.

  • $2,000 for full trade mark search and filing in one class, plus an hour of initial consultation on IP rights (copyright, trade marks, designs and patents).

Other Allens Accelerate services

Get in touch for a cost and obligation-free discussion to see how we can help your business grow.

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How we can help

Access to our network

We leverage our extensive network to connect our Allens Accelerate clients with potential customers, investors, policy makers and business leaders.

We provide access to our program of client events, a seat at the table at luncheons for your sector’s most influential people, introductions with senior business leaders, and profiling opportunities in white papers and at conferences.

Head office and governance

Your corporate governance structure will form the backbone of your company so it is vital that you get the legal framework right from the start. Speak to us about how to establish and run your business in a way that will comply with your regulatory obligations, enable you to scale and make it attractive to investors.

Visit our Head Office & Governance page.

Accessing capital

Capital is the lifeblood of your business. We can guide you through the pre-investment process to ensure that your company is conducive to investment. We also assist with capital raising from preparing and reviewing term sheets through to execution, from pre-seed through to later stage series rounds and IPOs.

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Attracting talent

People are the heart and soul of your business so it’s vital that you have the right framework in place to attract and keep top talent. You also need to ensure that your startup has the flexibility to grow.

We can:

  • provide you with the documentation to engage employees, contractors and interns;
  • help you to comply with your employment regulatory obligations; and
  • assist you to implement employment frameworks such as employee share plans and vesting arrangements so that you can incentivise and retain top talent.

Contracting with customers

Your customers are your most significant asset and demonstrating the potential size and stickiness of your customer base can be critical to the valuation of your company.

Whether you’re looking to develop a proof-of-concept, formulate standard consumer terms and conditions or sign up a major corporate customer, we can help you to prepare the contracts you need and negotiate a reasonable position so that you can develop and maintain long and fruitful customer relationships.

Protecting your IP

A simple but brilliant idea is the core of many successful startups and it’s important you protect this key asset of your business. Consider whether a patent is right for your business and ensure that you have your IP arrangements appropriately documented.

Speak to one of our patent and trade mark attorneys if you would like to find out more.

Data management and privacy

Data can be a significant company asset, the foundation of new business models and can give your startup a competitive edge. We can help you to get the maximum benefit from your data while mitigating any regulatory and reputational risks.

Visit our Data, Privacy & Cyber page.

Competition and consumer law

You’re disrupting industries and changing markets – but what can you do if incumbents block your way? You want to tell the world about your business – but could your claims get you into trouble? You want customers to love your product, but do you have to give a refund if they don’t?

Misleading advertising is a perennial focus for the ACCC, consumers and your competitors. Know where to draw the line in your sales and marketing claims, what to do if your competitors publish misleading material and ensure that your contracts (both with customers and suppliers) are fair and enforceable. Our Competition & Consumer Law team can help you with these issues and so much more.

Tax

Grasping the tax implications for your business is essential. Speak to our tax experts about:

  • how to keep everything above board;
  • opportunities to apply tax offset mechanisms to your business; and
  • tax incentives that may be available to your potential investors.
 

Accessing capital

Startup funding, exits and investment

Insights from Jon Medved, Founder and CEO, OurCrowd

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Zika Abzuk is the General Manager of the Israel Country Transformation for Cisco Europe, where she leads this initiative and the implementation of Smart Cities in Israel.