Experienced Chinese lawyers for your start-up business

Starting a business can be a demanding task, especially when it involves complicated legal procedures and compliance requirements. It is crucial to seek professional legal assistance to ensure that your business is set up properly and to help you raise funds efficiently. 

Our team of experienced Chinese-speaking lawyers has assisted numerous entrepreneurs and startups, from small businesses to franchise businesses, across a range of industries, including retail, restaurants, and other service providers. We are dedicated to working closely with our clients to assist them in achieving success, providing guidance on conducting business in the Australian market to fulfill their unique requirements. Our lawyers are well-versed in commercial law and can help you navigate the legal landscape to achieve your desired outcomes efficiently.

Whether you are starting a business in retail, hospitality, e-commerce or other industries, we are here to help. 

As experienced start-up lawyers in Melbourne, we offer a comprehensive range of services to help new businesses succeed. Our services include:

  • assisting with capital raising to determine the best way to secure funding;
  • advising on startup structuring to choose the most suitable business structure;
  • providing guidance on regulatory, legal, and cultural factors to consider when entering overseas markets;
  • ensuring compliance with relevant laws and regulations to avoid legal consequences;
  • drafting comprehensive shareholders agreements to protect the interests of all parties involved;
  • advising on asset protection to safeguard your business from potential legal liabilities;
  • offering advice on employment law and assist with drafting employment contracts and policies; and
  • protecting your intellectual property by advising on trademarks, patents, and copyrights.

Frequently asked questions

What is the best way to structure my start-up?

Choosing the right business structure is crucial as it can affect your business in various ways, including legal and financial obligations, taxation, control, and ability to raise capital. The best way to structure your start-up depends on various factors, such as your industry, size, and goals. There are different types of business structures, including sole proprietorship, partnership, limited liability company (LLC), and corporation, each with its own pros and cons.

To determine the best structure for your start-up, it is important to seek legal advice to understand the advantages and disadvantages of each type of structure.

How can I protect my assets and personal finances from my start-up business?

As an entrepreneur, it is important to protect your personal assets to avoid financial risks associated with your business. One commonly used strategy is to legally separate your business and personal assets to protect your finances.

Contact us to learn about the various options for protecting your assets. Our lawyers can help you understand the financial risks you may face and the various ways to protect your assets, and assist you in choosing the best option for your situation.

How do I raise capital for my start-up?

Raising capital is a crucial part of launching and growing a startup. As a startup founder, you may have a great idea and a solid business plan, but without adequate funding, it may be challenging to turn your vision into a successful business.

Our experienced team can provide advice on the most appropriate funding strategies for your business and help structure and negotiate the terms of the investment agreement. Contact us now to find out the various options for raising capital, such as equity financing, debt financing, and crowdfunding, and create a strategy that works best for your needs.

How soon should I create a shareholder agreement for my start-up?

Signing a shareholder agreement in the early stages of a startup company can help prevent disputes among shareholders and protect the interests of all parties involved. The shareholder agreement outlines the rights and responsibilities of each shareholder and establishes a framework for decision-making and dispute resolution. This can ensure that the company’s stakeholders have a clear understanding of how the business operates.

Contact us now to ensure that all stakeholders have a clear understanding of the company’s operations and to protect yourself in the event of any potential disputes that could arise in the future. 

What is the best way to plan for the future of my start-up, including business succession?

It is important to plan for the future of your start-up by providing valuable guidance and legal advice on business succession planning. They can explain the various options available to you for transferring ownership of your business and help you select the best strategy that suits your needs and objectives.

Contact us to find out the various options for business succession, such as selling the business, transferring ownership to family members, or transferring ownership to employees, and create a plan that works best for your needs.

What are the costs involved in hiring a lawyer for setting up a startup business?

The costs involved in hiring a lawyer for a start-up business can vary depending on the complexity of your case. However, our law firm offers fixed fees for these types of matters, as well as retainer options for ongoing legal support.

To get a specific quote, it would be best to contact us directly. Our lawyers can assess your specific needs and provide you with a fixed-fee quote, or discuss retainer options for ongoing legal support.

This FAQ content is general in nature and not intended as legal advice. For specific legal advice regarding your situation, we strongly advise you to consult a lawyer. 

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At Canaan Lawyers, we are committed to achieving your desired outcome and enabling you to succeed. If you need help with your start-up business, our team of experienced lawyers is here to help. Contact us today to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced lawyers.

At Canaan Lawyers, we pride ourselves in our ability to provide premium law services in a variety of different areas, including criminal law, commercial law and litigation. If you have any questions or would like to arrange an appointment with one of our Chinese lawyers in Melbourne, get in touch with our team today. Our Melbourne based office can be reached on 03 9620 0888. Alternatively, you can send an email to info@canaanlawyers.com.au or fill out our online enquiry form and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.


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