What kinds of venture capital legal work can we help you with?
Venture capital is an essential source of finance for startups and high-growth potential companies and can be extremely beneficial for both the business owners looking to raise significant funds and the investors they attract.
It is also a major focus for our firm and you can benefit from the combined experience and market knowledge of our venture capital lawyers, along with our expansive network of contacts within the venture capital industry.
Whether you’re a business owner, an investor or VC firm, our venture capital lawyers can advise you on all aspects of venture capital and associated corporate work, including:
- Due diligence
- Employee share schemes and incentives e.g. EMI schemes
- EIS and SEIS relief
- Investment agreements
- Shareholders’ agreements
- Share buybacks
Who can we help with venture capital legal advice?
Our venture capital solicitors help both investors and business owners with venture capital deals. We represent many high growth companies, spin-outs and startups who are raising venture capital funding, ranging from Seed to Series B.
We also regularly act for a wide range of institutional investors making investments in high growth, industry-disruptive businesses. These include:
- Angel investors
- Crowd-funding platforms
- High net worth individuals
Watch Jas explaining how we help support start ups with legal advice, especially when dealing with venture capital investors:
Find out about our latest venture capital work here:
Read our useful advice and blog posts on venture capital and investment here:
Our venture capital experience
Our CEO Toby Harper, and Commercial Solicitor Jas Bhogal, have both worked in-house as legal counsel for venture capital firm Midven. Our corporate team all have extensive experience working at a senior or partner level on private equity investment and venture capital. You can find our more about each of our solicitors and their venture capital experience here:
Abby Watson is a corporate solicitor, specialising in private equity investments, mergers & acquisitions, EMI share schemes, corporate finance and governance and more.View profile
Adam Kudryl is a Partner and Corporate & Commercial Solicitor at Harper James Solicitors, specialising in strategic investments, acquisitions and sales.View profile
Corporate Solicitor & CEO
Toby Harper is the CEO & Founder of Harper James Solicitors, as well as a corporate & commercial solicitor. He specialises in venture capital and the tech sector.View profile
Jas is a corporate solicitor at Harper James Solicitors, advising on corporate governance, mergers & acquisitions, venture capital & investments.View profile
Our three transparent pricing packages are designed to give you the widest possible access to high-quality legal advice, whatever the size and nature of your business:
Straightforward access to senior solicitors at a competitive rate.
An affordable solution for businesses needing one-off legal support. Receive ‘City’ partner-level expertise at a fraction of ‘City’ prices.
Have legal peace of mind for £189 per month with additional support from £99 per hour.
A monthly subscription legal support package specifically designed for start-ups and smaller businesses.
For businesses requiring 60+ hours of support a year, with prices equivalent to £99 per hour.
Fully account managed quarterly subscription service for businesses with more complex legal needs.
What our clients say
We pride ourselves on delivering an excellent service for clients, but don’t just take our word for it.
Harper James provide a cost effective, responsive and versatile service and provide us with access to legal teams that are experienced, commercially focused and well-resourced. Most importantly they are extremely familiar with the SME market and know the venture capital sector well.
We use Harper James because they understand the venture capital sector we operate in, know our business inside out and are always on hand to assist us in any way we need.
Our longstanding relationship has enabled us to get deals over the line quickly and efficiently, with minimum fuss or kickback from opposing lawyers representing the companies we’re investing in. I find the legal team at Harper James efficient, smart and personable. Speed is of the essence for early stage investing and Harper James recognises this and acts accordingly.