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Top 10 legal documents


Guernsey Startups: Top 10 legal documents for startups.

To govern the operation of the Company:

  • Memorandum and Articles of Incorporation - or other governing document. Can use Guernsey Registry standard or have something more bespoke.
  • Shareholders Agreement / Joint Venture Agreement - where multiple persons are involved in the start up.

To govern relationship with employees:

  • Employment Contract / Directors Service Contract.
  • Employee Handbook.
  • Employee Share Scheme – or other incentive arrangements to govern relationships with other service providers.
  • Lease of premises.
  • Services Contract / Consultancy Agreement
    i.e. cleaner, paper supply and shredding / IT support.

To govern day to day operations:

  • Policies and Procedures Manual.

To protect business assets:

  • Registered Trademark or other IP protection.
  • Confidentiality / Non-Disclosure Agreement.

You can download a PDF version of this document HERE.

For more information on Mourant Ozannes, visit our Business Directory or contact:

Robert Shepherd, Senior Partner
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This document is only intended to give a summary and general overview of the subject matter. It is not intended to be comprehensive and does not constitute, and should not be taken to be, legal advice. If you would like legal advice or further information on any issue raised by this document, please get in touch with one of your usual Mourant Ozannes contacts.

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