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legal resources for startups in singapore and southeast asia

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We’ve rounded up our best resources for startups that are free for you to access – from free templates to easy-to-follow guides.

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free startup templates

Browse our free startup templates and get your legal basics covered.

acqui-hire agreement

This agreement is for use when a company primarily wishes to bring in employees from a target company, rather than acquiring its business.
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advisor share agreement

This is a simple agreement for the provision of advisory services to an early stage company (including where a company is establishing a formal advisory board).
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cap table – discounted debt conversion

This template cap table is intended for use when considering a potential equity investment in a company. This is used where all shares issued in consideration for the conversion of debt to equity are issued at a discount to the price per share paid by the cash investors.
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completion checklist

This is a template checklist which sets out the steps typically required to take a series A investment transaction from signing to completion.
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employee share option plan

This is a set of ESOP rules for tech startups based in Southeast Asia wishing to grant options to purchase ordinary shares in the company to directors, employees or contractors.
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founder agreement – long form

This document is intended for use by the founders of a new startup who wish to provide for some level of claw-back of a co-founder’s initial shareholding if he or she ceases to work, or fails to make the contribution required of them to the business.
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IP assignment

This document is intended for use by the founders of a startup company to formally transfer intellectual property relevant to the business, products or services of the company, to that company.
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letter of intent (commercial)

This is a simple document to outline the main in principle terms of a proposed commercial relationship. The document is not legally binding (other than the confidentiality, termination, and governing…
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startup shareholders’ agreement

This is a simple startup shareholders’ agreement for use during the earliest stage of a company’s development, i.e. while the founders are the only shareholders and before the company receives funding.
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free startup guides

We've put together in-depth guides to help founders get up to speed.

what is founder vesting?

In this tricky clauses guide we look at how vesting works, good leavers and bad leavers, cause, and what you should think about as a founder before you sign.
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map of the funding terms

This is a tool to track typical investment terms that our VC lawyers see on fundraising deals at different stages of a company’s life cycle in Southeast Asia.
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