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Startup Legal Playbook

ITechLaw Startup Legal Playbook: A Quick Reference Guide to International Market Entry for Startups (and Their Lawyers)
2023 First Edition


The ITechLaw Startup Legal Playbook: A Quick Reference Guide to International Market Entry for Startups (and Their Lawyers) aims to provide startup founders and lawyers with a concise guide to key issues in foreign jurisdictions. The Playbook was created to help triage important issues and enable better risk assessment and questioning. Its many authors are ITechLaw lawyers from around the world experienced in working with startups. The Playbook is broken into chapters by country.

This publication is a result of the Startups Committee of the International Technology Law Association (ITechLaw). Initially discussed in 2020 during the pandemic, the committee developed foundational questions and collaborated with colleagues worldwide to create country-specific chapters. We are grateful for the overwhelming response and currently provide detailed chapters for thirty-nine countries. Future editions aim to include more countries, updates to reflect changing laws, and expanded questions covering specific industries and regulatory regimes. We welcome contributions for countries not listed and ideas for future expansions. We encourage you to share the playbook with clients and colleagues. (When you do so, you may include or exclude specific country chapters at your discretion.) We hope you find the following chapters helpful in your pursuit of global success. 

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ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTORS

With the help of 39 law firms around the globe, the Startup Legal Playbook is a robust wealth of knowledge to jumpstart your global expansion. 

ARGENTINA
Marval, O'Farrell y Mairal

 

AUSTRALIA
Corrs Chambers Westgarth

 

AUSTRIA
DORDA Rechtsanwälte GmbH

 

BELGIUM
Agio Legal

 

BRAZIL
Campos Thomaz & Meirelles Advogados

 

BULGARIA
Dimitrov, Petrov, and Co. Law Firm

 

CANADA

DLA Piper (Canada) LLP

 

COLOMBIA

Posse Herrera Ruiz

 

CROATIA

Vukmir and Associates LLC

 

DENMARK

Bird & Bird Law Firm
Poul Schmith/Kammeradvokaten

 

FINLAND

Waselius & Wist

 

FRANCE

Bersay

 

GERMANY

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek PartGmbB

 

GREECE

Skopa-Zanganas & Associates Law Firm

 

HONG KONG

Tanner De Witt

 

HUNGARY

Szecskay Attorneys at Law

 

ICELAND

LEX Law Firm

 

INDIA

Gandhi & Associates

 

IRELAND

Pinsent Masons

ITALY

Paradigma - Law & Strategy

 

LATVIA

ZAB Ellex Kļaviņš

 

LITHUANIA

Glimstedt

 

MEXICO

Santamarina y Steta S.C.

 

MONTENEGRO

Law Office Vujacic

 

NETHERLANDS

BG.legal

 

PANAMA

Legal IT Abogados

 

PORTUGAL

Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva & Associados

 

ROMANIA

Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen

 

RUSSIA

ALRUD Law Firm

 

SERBIA

Karanović & Partners

 

SINGAPORE

Collyer Law LLC

 

SPAIN

Garrigues

 

SWEDEN

Synch Advokat AB

 

SWITZERLAND

Walder Wyss

 

TAIWAN

Formosa International

 

TURKEY

CBL Law Office

 

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

Al Tamimi & Company

 

UNITED KINGDOM

Temple Bright LLP

 

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

Withersworldwide

Disclaimer

This publication is provided to you as a courtesy, and it does not establish a client relationship between you and any lawyer or law firm which has contributed to this document, or any other person or entity that receives it. This is a general reference document and should not be relied upon as legal advice. The application and effect of any law or regulation upon a particular situation can vary depending upon the specific facts and circumstances, and so you should consult with a lawyer regarding the impact of any of these regimes in any particular instance. None of the International Technology Law Association or any lawyer or law firm contributing to this publication accepts any liability for errors or omissions appearing in this publication. Please note that corporate law is dynamic, and the legal regime in the countries surveyed could change.