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The Co-Founder Agreement, the pre-nup of startup world

Co-Founder Agreement, why it is important for small business.  You and your best friends have just come up with a crazy idea one night and as you talk, the energy and excitement grows as the vision of a startup forms. You have the next Uber or Airtasker on your hands,...

Are electronic signatures legal in Australia?

Electronic signatures For a contract to be valid and enforceable, there are a number of requirements that need to be fulfilled, one being a signature by the parties involved. This is called ‘acceptance’ and a signature marks that the parties have read, understood and...

Finalist 2019 – Lawyers Weekly Australian Law Awards

Matthew Karakoulakis, has been shortlisted as a finalist to win the "Sole Practitioner of the Year" category at the 2019 Australian Law Awards, hosted by Lawyers Weekly, Australia’s leading legal news source. Celebrating its 19th year, the Australian Law Awards, in...

Non-Disclosure Agreements: overprotective or reckless?

What is anon-disclosure agreement (NDA)? A non-disclosure agreement (NDA) is a way to share sensitive information while protecting your ideas and interests. NDAs are commonly used in business settings as they offer a legal safeguard to protecting trade secrets, such...

Legal Structures For Your Startup Business

Startup business structures  Introduction As a startup business owner, there are four common business structures available to choose from – sole trader, partnership, company or trust. It is important that careful consideration be taken to ensure the structure is the...