START-UPS AND SCALE-UPS
The legal structure of businesses can be a critical success factor for growing start-ups. While the majority of resources are initially devoted to the development of products and business, rapidly growing corporate structures increase the legal risks. In addition to the implementation of data protection and labour law, a lack of structures and standards in areas such as contract design, contract management, corporate documentation and compliance issues can lead to high external costs and even directly affect business.
The legal risks of rapid growth can be countered by the timely introduction of a basic legal structure and robust standards. The earlier these are introduced, the lower the initial effort – this is already advisable from a company size of 30 to 40 employees. The subsequent flexible outsourcing of standardised legal tasks allows the structure to grow with rapid company growth. This way, the costs for legal tasks are always in proportion to the size of the business, while still ensuring a stable legal basis.
Medium-sized companies have to implement a variety of legal framework conditions in their daily work or at regular intervals. Design and management of contracts, corporate law procedures, equity investment management, data protection and similar issues either tie up internal resources (e.g. in the legal department) or cause high, sometimes uncontrollable consultation costs. If legal standards are not regularly updated or clear approval processes are lacking, each process requires individual effort and the probability of undetected legal risks increases.
Legal standards and digital processes have an immense potential to reduce the amount of work required for mandatory legal tasks while transparently balancing the risks involved. The development of standards, the establishment of digital processes and their legal support can represent a disproportionate effort for a medium-sized company. By introducing tried and tested processes, providing the necessary infrastructure and flexible outsourcing of legal issues, on the other hand, considerable potential for efficiency can be exploited and long-term, resilient legal structures created.
CLARIUS.LEGAL's legal all-round service enables businesses at various development stages to introduce stable and efficient legal structures that are tailored to their business activities. Subsequently, START.LEGAL ensures the processing of a wide range of legal issues under one roof – without any in-house implementation effort or additional internal resources:
START.LEGAL can be booked in modules - adapted to the client's development stage and individual requirements. For example, we provide support in setting up the legal department, in establishing standardised legal processes or in the automation of contracts and other documents.
Initial audit of the as-is situation in the business
Establishment of our proven legal processes
Legal all-round service
Legal security through clear structures and outsourcing
...AND BUILD STRUCTURES
...AND FREE UP RESOURCES
...IN THE APPROPRIATE SCALE