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A FEW THINGS LEGAL YOU SHOULD KNOW

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A FEW THINGS LEGAL YOU SHOULD KNOW

  1. 1. A FEW THINGS LEGAL YOU SHOULD KNOW
  2. 2. YOUR SET-UP <ul><li>One Man Consultants: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Depending on profit </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Incorporation (company) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>If you are 2 or more </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>If you have important liabilities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(debt, customers, other risks) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>NEW: STARTERS BVBA/SPRL </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Allows you to start with 1€ </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. PROTECT YOUR ASSETS <ul><li>Intellectual property/know how </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Patents </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>More likely: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>NDA </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Escrow </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Trademarks. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Business plans </li></ul>
  4. 4. SEIZE OPPORTUNITIES <ul><li>Agreements: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Map your interests/interests of other party </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Think of now/think of later </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>If it is important don’t do it all by yourself </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>tax </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Specific rules (distribution, employment) </li></ul></ul></ul>
  5. 5. NUISANCES <ul><ul><li>Deal with them immediately </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Leave a paper trail </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Be frank, straightforward and explicit. </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. LEGAL COUNSEL <ul><ul><li>Use them (economically) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Do some background check </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Agree on price and on deliverable </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Open communication </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. END <ul><li>Thanks for your attention and success </li></ul>

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