Services for Startups

Legal services for startups in all stages of development. We help you overcome your legal challenges so you can realize your startup’s full potential and do great things.

Our main services for startups at a glance:

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General Counsel for Startups

Get your own legal team on stand-by, ready to take care of any legal matters for you. When you need it. As fast as you need it.

Whether you just got started or are already scaling, we’ll be there to take care of your legal matters. As your experienced partner you can fully rely on.

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Incorporation

You have a lot of important questions to answer before you can incorporate your startup. And you’d want to make the right choices, because fixing mistakes later can be costly.

Outsource the headache of making the right decisions and the hassle of the paperwork to us. We’ll get your startup incorporated for you in just 10 days*.

You’ll get:

  • Legal advice that helps you make the right choices from the start
  • Done-for-you startup incorporation in 10 days*
  • Easy-to-use templates and checklists that will help you get your startup off to a good start from day one

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Financing Round

Raise more capital and close your round faster with the right strategy and expert legal support.

We will:

  • Advise you on your fundraising strategy and other related questions
  • Manage your convertible or equity round
  • Negotiate with the investors together with you or on your behalf
  • Draft all necessary legal documents
  • Advise you on regulatory compliance and other legal issues

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Employee Participation Plan

Build a great team with a thought-through employee participation plan.

A great team is one of the biggest assets a startup can have, but building it isn’t easy. Startups often can’t pay their employees or advisors the same compensation as established companies. That’s why employee stock ownership plans (ESOP) or similar incentive plans are used to attract and retain top talent.

We’ll design your employee participation plan and help you implement it successfully.

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Protecting Your IP

For most startups, their intellectual property (IP) is an important, if not THE most important asset. How well your IP is protected may determine the value and growth of your startup.

We will:

  • Help you register your trademark or design
  • Support you in protecting your trade secrets and know-how
  • Make sure your startup owns all IP rights
  • Help you commercialize your IP (licensing etc.)
  • Help you establish and implement a comprehensive IP strategy

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CH-USA Cross-border Services

Want to extend your activities from Switzerland to the USA or from the USA to Switzerland and need a law firm familiar with both legal systems? That’s us.

We will:

  • Support you during your business expansion from Switzerland to the USA or vice versa
  • Help you with transactions between Switzerland and the USA
  • Draft or review contracts and other legal documents under U.S. law

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All Services for Startups

Basic Setup

  • Choice of appropriate legal and equity structure
  • Company and regulatory documents
  • Incorporation
  • Shareholders’ and founders’ agreements
  • Compliance with registration obligations

Fundraising

Mergers & Acquisitions and Corporate

  • EXITs (share deals, asset deals, mergers, etc.)
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Reorganizations and restructurings
  • Spin-offs
  • Joint ventures
  • Setup and implementation of general corporate structure

Employees and Contractors

Compliance

  • Data protection
  • Financial market regulation
  • Securities
  • Taxes (general advice)
  • Industry-specific compliance (e.g. MedTech, FoodTech, PropTech, CleanTech)

Intellectual Property

Commercial and Contracts

  • Supply and distribution agreements
  • Cooperation agreements (joint ventures, franchising)
  • Licensing agreements
  • Software development agreements
  • Customer and consumer contracts
  • General terms and conditions
  • Privacy policies

USA-CH Cross-border Services

For any other legal matters, we have a network of local and international partners that we can team up with anytime.

Want to work together?

If you’re interested in working with us, please email us a:

hello@embark.law

We’ll get back to you as soon as possible to discuss your goals and how we can help you achieve them.