Gallaway Cook Allan helps businesses of all shapes and sizes in the technology & gaming sectors with their legal needs, from new game developers to large, established organisations. If you’re just getting started we can help you with all that you need to establish yourself as a business; for example, shareholder agreements, incorporation, management and protection of your intellectual property. We can help you as you grow with fundraising (including crowdfunding) and, as you take people on, with employment or contractor agreements that meet the special needs of tech businesses (including sweat equity and ESOPs).
Depending on what kind of tech you’re in, we offer support on all of the various ways in which you contract with your customers and partners. Such as:
Typically, we will sit alongside our clients and help them negotiate agreements that reflect the long term strategic aims of the business. You need to be sure that your IP is protected, that any agreement is clear in terms of geographic and product/service scope, and there is clarity around responsibilities for performance (and a process to deal with non-performance).
Many of our tech clients are active and ambitious internationally. Through our international links we are able to guide clients into overseas markets and introduce them to like-minded local counsel when necessary.