Mason Hayes & Curran Working with Emerging Companies
31 October 2013
Businesses that leverage information obtained from their data have a competitive advantage. A top challenge facing businesses is determining how to extract value from their data in compliance with the minefield of European data protection law.
We work on a daily basis with the leading technology, Internet and social media companies to help them lawfully unlock and optimise the hidden value in their data. We know the strategies that work. Let us help you to do the same.
Investments & Funding
We regularly advise clients on all aspects of the investment process from structuring the investment at the outset, preparing the term sheet, assisting with legal due diligence, preparing and negotiating the investment documentation and project managing right through to close.
We have significant experience advising companies receiving investment from various different sources of finance including:
• early stage and seed capital funds
• venture capital funds
• strategic investors such as large multi-nationals
• leverage buyout funds and private equity houses
• business angels
• funders lending money on a secured or unsecured basis.
Employee Share Incentive Schemes
There are many legal aspects to be considered when setting up an employee share incentive scheme. This includes the implications of company law, trust law, tax law and the guidelines of the Irish Association of Investment Managers.
We regularly advise on the requirements for Irish Revenue approval in respect of Save As You Earn schemes, Approved Profit Sharing Schemes, Employee Share Ownership Plans and Employee Share Ownership Trusts. We also advise on unapproved share option schemes as well as restricted share schemes and share subscription arrangements.
Terms & Conditions of Trading
Relevant and appropriate Terms and Conditions are crucial for any growing business as they help you to drive and build revenue. T&Cs need to be tailored to your local business environment while still recognising the opportunities and challenges of international trade.
Our experience of different business sectors means that we can provide immediate and relevant advice. We produce clear and understandable documentation that helps to protect your company while still allowing you to engage with the end user.
Find out why we are the go-to advisor for companies in the tech sector by speaking with one of our team at Dublin Web Summit 2013.