Legal support for start-up projects in Ukraine

Cost of services

Cost of services:

from 40 000 UAH
Legal support of startup projects
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What we offer

  • Analyze any agreements, including investment contracts;

  • Provide assistance in regulating partnership legal relations between business founders and/or investors;

  • Provide legal advice on business registration, structuring, tax optimization, labor relations, etc;

  • Register a start-up company, trademark, copyrights;

  • Provide assistance in drawing up labor relations with the personnel;

  • Help obtain the necessary permits and licenses for the start-up;

  • Develop a system of document management, and provide legal support to the business in the conclusion and execution of agreements;

  • Assist with the acquisition of property, property rights and other assets needed for the start-up;

  • Answer a variety of legal issues that arise during the start-up’s operations;

  • Provide accounting support for the start-up (filing reports, payroll, vacation formalities, etc.);

  • If necessary, we represent interests in court and other state authorities.

  • Provide legal assistance for attracting investors.


Documents for startup legal support services

List of documents
Documents on registration of the Client as a business entity (if any)
Detailed information on the project
Expectations regarding the scope of work and nature of cooperation

How does a startup in Ukraine begin, and what legal problems must be solved?

The more we know about the essence of the startup and expectations from its launch, about its members, investors, etc., the better we can predict the probability of certain situations and suggest options. Therefore, all these points are discussed directly during the first consultation, and if necessary, we clarify them if there are any questions.

The most important and first criterion for us as lawyers will be to understand the essence of the startup. In other words, what kind of product/service/activity your business will create and what your plans are. If you have a ready-made business plan, it’s very good, we can work with it right away.

After a little analysis of your startup, we will offer you: 

  1. Setting up a legal structure (sole proprietorship, LLC), to which the startup will be tied.

  2. Formalizing legal relations with partners and investors (if any). 

  3. Assistance in allocation and use of finances, tax planning. Accounting services.

  4. Ongoing support of the startup, both during its startup and development, and beyond.

  5. Creation of a pool of intellectual property, monitoring and assistance in management. 

  6. Assistance with information and data handling, privacy and protection, GDPR – we help to understand and implement effective mechanisms. 

  7. Legal services for investment processing. 

  8. If necessary, we can help sell, modify, withdraw from the business or settle a dispute. 

Service packages offers

from 40 000 UAH
  • advice on organizing and running a business
  • providing basic information regarding the legal aspects of startups in Ukraine
  • LLC registration and tax planning
  • assistance with the formation of a portfolio of intellectual property
from 60 000 UAH
  • advice on organizing and running a business
  • providing basic information regarding the legal aspects of startups in Ukraine
  • LLC registration and tax planning
  • assistance with the formation of a portfolio of intellectual property
  • legal service regarding various issues that arise in the work
  • building a security and information protection system
from 90 000 UAH
  • advice on organizing and running a business
  • providing basic information regarding the legal aspects of startups in Ukraine
  • LLC registration and tax planning
  • assistance with the formation of a portfolio of intellectual property
  • legal service regarding various issues that arise in the work
  • building a security and information protection system
  • assistance with registration and attraction of investments in a startup
  • providing advice and assistance in case of expansion of a startup, entering other markets

Legal advice on supporting start-ups in Ukraine

Setting up a start-up is not an easy procedure, and many questions may arise in the process. If you want to understand the situation and get answers to your basic questions, please contact our lawyers for an introductory consultation. The specialist will:

  • Will carry out a basic analysis of the situation;

  • Describes time limits for service;

  • He will tell you the cost of the services depending on the peculiarities of your case.

When ordering legal support for start-up projects in Ukraine with us, the cost of the introductory consultation will be included into the total price.

If you have a lot of complex issues or want to receive a step-by-step instructions for action, we can offer a "Road Map". This is a separate type of consultation. The Road Map is more expensive than the introductory consultation, but it is a legal opinion that you can use on your own.

Each startup is individual, so the price of its legal support is determined individually and depends on the anticipated scope of work.

When people think about launching a startup project, they often take into account the economic component in the first place, neglecting the competent formalization of relations with investors, partners, hired staff, etc.

What can this lead to? Most often, it turns out that the terms and conditions of the agreement are deliberately unfavorable, but they do not pay attention to it because they don’t have time for it.

There are a huge number of nuances and questions that arise when starting a business in Ukraine. We will help you to solve all of them.

The price of legal support services for a startup project will depend on what service or combination of services you need. For example:
  • Assistance in choosing the form of incorporation and registration of the company, including the development of the Charter to meet the needs of the business model;
  • Assistance in choosing and implementing the optimal taxation system;
  • Assistance with registration of the startup trademark;
  • Solving staffing and corporate issues for the startup project;
  • Development of draft startup agreements, etc.

Why us

We see a potential legal threat to the startup project in advance
For almost a decade and a half of experience in business registration and support we have seen how companies take off and why they fall. Some things, such as unhealthy relationships between founders, can be seen immediately. Sometimes it is better to start on your own than with a partner who will slow down the process.
The most dangerous situation is the 50/50 distribution of shares in the LLC authorized share capital. In this case the decision is either made unanimously or is not made at all. And if one of the owners of 50% of shares disappears / ignores the need to make some decisions, the company, in fact, is blocked.
Wide range of legal services, including accounting services
When starting a business, it is unlikely to be economically feasible to hire lawyers from different branches of law. And one or two “universal soldiers” are unlikely to be so versatile as to cover all legal issues. That is why it has become more and more popular recently to outsource lawyers and accountants.
In other words, a legal and/or accounting services agreement is concluded with a certain company, which has a whole staff of specialists from different fields, and the question that arises in the process of business activity is addressed to the specialist who specializes in this area.
Professionalism and Results
Before starting work, we will discuss with you the key steps and details, identify the “pain points”, help eliminate risks, analyze the business and help you introduce new practices or take advantage of opportunities before your competitors. We constantly monitor different markets and understand the processes, from the legal point of view, and how best to use them to your advantage.

We are ready to help you!

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What is a startup?

The term “startup” was first used to describe the beginning of a business, according to the official version in 1976 in Forbes. The term was used to describe relatively new companies.

Since then, the term “startup” has grown into many interpretations. Well-known entrepreneur Eric Ries calls the term “startup” companies that create a new product or service in an environment of high uncertainty. Therefore, based on this description, now the majority of relatively new companies in Ukraine can be called startups.

Types of startups in Ukraine

You can find a lot of information about the type, size, life cycle of a startup, methodology of evaluation by investors and a lot of other information that even if you are a startupper you may not find useful in your business. 

It’s important to understand that a startup, just like any other business or project, has its: 

  • purposes; 

  • objectives;

  • criteria for evaluating performance. 

So, if you think up something new, or you see someone providing a service, but you know you can do better and of higher quality – the startup idea has already been born in your mind. You need only to implement it. And that’s where we come in. 

Our legal services will help you organize and structure your business correctly, optimize costs and taxes, help you attract investments, and much more, at any stage - from the seed stage to the exit stage.

Answers to frequently asked questions

Is it possible to get state support for a startup?

A lot depends on the field of activity, for example for IT business or high-tech projects it is easier to find public or private financing than for young law firms. Today, there are quite a few options to get funding for a startup: grant funds from private and state foundations, such as the Ukrainian Startup Fund, the Ukrainian Cultural Fund, and other foundations. There are programs of subsidies and assistance to certain types of businesses, mainly in the agricultural sector. Loan programs, e.g. 5-7-9. However, it is better not to rely only on state support and diversify funding sources.

Where should you start when launching a startup?

If it is a business startup, of course, you should start with economic calculations and business model sketches. But you should not neglect registration procedures, such as copyright registration, putting them off until later. It is also important to fix the relationship between the business partners: functions, responsibilities, distribution of profits and the like.

How to attract the attention of an investor to a startup and enter the international market?

There are a lot of options, courses on the subject, ideas, and ways to attract an investor to a startup. They all boil down to one thing: your startup has to be real (not a fiction for siphoning off money), and the service or product has to be interesting. As for the legal details that investors pay attention to, we can help you.

Legal support services for IT startups and other startups in Ukraine

Our company can provide legal support services both to startups in their classic sense, and to projects that do not claim to be innovative, socially oriented, state support and the like.

The scope of work and terms of payment are discussed with the client in advance. After that we sign a legal services agreement. Work begins after receiving full payment or partial payment, if this is stipulated in the terms of the agreement.

We help to properly organize the business, create a legal structure and formalize legal relationships between startups. We also help to set up work with investors, grant programs, and other sources of investment attraction. 

We will help you with intellectual property, information protection and security. We will build high-quality and effective mechanisms of work.  

Standard legal practices - dealing with contracts, personnel and corporate matters - are also on our list of tasks, and we handle them very well. 

We also take care of the following issues for startups in Ukraine:

  • Taxes and cost optimization;

  • Software rights;

  • Corporate structure and startup management; 

  • Incubators and Technology Parks, etc. 

Do you want to start a startup in Ukraine safely and profitably? Don’t hesitate to contact us. We will provide you with all necessary legal support at the start of your business.

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