Application for Shares

An Application for Shares is a short-form agreement often used for early-stage investment rounds. It details how many shares an investor is applying for and how much they will pay for them. This is an essential document to record your share offers and ensure compliance with relevant statutory measures.

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Business Plan

A Business Plan is a comprehensive description of your business, detailing your goals and objectives for the future, as well as any potential challenges along the way. As the business grows, it can be adapted, and is invaluable for potential investors when looking to raise capital.

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Company Registration

Companies are the most common structure for businesses. By registering and incorporating your company with ASIC (Australian Securities and Investments Commission), you can identify and define people’s roles and responsibilities within your business, as well as their share or equity allocation.

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Confidentiality Deed

A Confidentiality Deed is a binding legal document which holds those with access to confidential information accountable. Confidentiality Deeds can be used to bind company employees to confidentiality, as well as external parties (like contractors) who you need to grant access to your internal information.

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Employment Agreement

An Employment Agreement denotes the legal relationship between employers and their employees. A well-written Agreement details the scope of the relationship and the requirements and expectations of the role, as well as remuneration. It also should comply with the Fair Work Act and any associated awards and/or state-based employment legislation.

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Founders/Directors Deed

A Founders/Directors Deed is a business ‘pre-nup’. It details the ownership structure, investment contributions and responsibilities of each co-founder. It also explains each founder’s expectations of each other. Signing a well-drafted Founders/Directors Deed provides security against future disputes between founders and also creates accountability for each founder.

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Independent Contractor Agreement

Independent Contractor Agreements govern the relationship between outside individuals/companies engaged by the business, and the business itself. It can protect you from future disputes regarding employment status and performance and allows you to hold contractors accountable. The Agreement may also denote intellectual property ownership and rights for the work undertaken.

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Internship Agreement

An Internship Agreement allows you to engage interns (paid or unpaid) to work within the business for a defined period. Having a properly drafted Internship Agreement provides security against disputes. It will also denote the intern’s role and future opportunities within the business.

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IP Assignment Deed/Agreement

IP Assignment Agreements allow for IP to be assigned or transferred from one party to another. The Agreement is between the person/company assigning the IP – the ‘assignor’ – and the person/company receiving the IP – the ‘assignee’ – to transfer rights and responsibilities regarding the IP.

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IP License Agreement

IP License Agreements occur between a person or company who owns the IP – the ‘Licensor’ – and the person/company they give permission to  – the ‘Licensee’ – to use that IP in exchange for a fee. This Agreement can include registered or unregistered IP and restrains the use, sale, exploitation or otherwise of the IP.

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Loan Agreement

Loan Agreements outline the relationship between the borrower and the lender and creates terms and conditions for that relationship. These Agreements contain information concerning the loan amount and repayments, as well as what occurs in the event of a default, or any security which is provided for the loan.

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Memorandum of Understanding

A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) is a non-binding document which creates the basis for an initial arrangement  or understanding between parties or used in negotiations as a first step towards creating a formal legal agreement. Entering into an MOU is often a good stepping stone into a long-term contractual relationship.

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Non-Disclosure Deed

A Non-Disclosure Deed (NDD) is a way to share confidential information with another person or company and ensure that the information is kept confidential. It is a binding agreement which ensures that the information you disclose is only used for the agreed upon purpose.

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Privacy Policy

Privacy Policies outline how and why your business collects, stores and uses personal information. It informs both the business and your customers about why you require their data, and the processes for collecting, storing and using that data. Accordingly, it is good business practice to have one in place.

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Services Agreement

Services Agreements govern the relationship between service providers and their clients, and delineates the services to be provided, as well as clear obligations between the parties. Services Agreements can significantly protect your business against any claims for breach of contract or other civil liability claims which may arise from providing the service.

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Share Sale Agreement

Where you have decided to sell shares to another shareholder or third-party, a Share Sale Agreement is a contract which delineates the what, when and how of the sale. It allows for the transfer of shares from you to the purchaser and creates the basis for the transfer including any consideration.

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