Scale globally with legal, tax, team hiring, and IP support
Setting up a legal structure for fundraising or product launch can be complicated, and the legal challenges don’t end there! Next comes tax, accounting, legal support for sales, AML compliance and many other important tasks.
Get ongoing legal, tax, and compliance support to help you avoid deal breakers when acquiring clients globally. Avoid fines and unwanted "tax surprises" when hiring teams and managing legal entities from different countries.
I don't have to worry about what legal tasks we need to deal with. I just come with business needs, and our Virtual Legal Officer transforms them into legal solutions that the lawyers start working on right away.
How to maintain
your global legal structure
Figure out your tax reporting, accounting, and banking
Sort the legal tasks for hiring a global team
Get global protection for your Intellectual Property
How Legal Nodes helps
Submit your request to Legal Nodes. We’ll help you figure out the key questions you need to ask to accurately assess your legal and financial needs.
Build a plan for maintaining your finances and team, and protecting your IP on a global scale, with cost and delivery estimates for each task.
Hire your international team, promote your product in new markets and manage your global finances with help of locally-based experts at Legal Nodes.
We've found Legal Nodes to be most useful for founders who face the complex task of creating legal frameworks for their international projects.
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Legal task management, simplified.
Global business maintenance tasks
To make sure you get the help you need when you need it, we work with locally-based tax, legal, finance, and compliance specialists in 20+ countries.
Here’s some of the ways we help tech businesses with their ongoing maintenance.
Register trademarks / patents / copyright to protect the intellectual property of your project and maintain / renew your registered IP
Sign employment agreements, IP assignment agreements, and NDAs to structure relationships with team members, and allocate a share option pool to incentivize them
Set up cloud accountancy & invoicing software, get professional accountants and auditors, and receive reminders of tax reporting obligations of your company, administer VAT, set up payroll, and get tax certificates for cross-border sales
Develop a due diligence process to check your global clients and partners for active bankruptcy processes, criminal records, reputational risks, and sanctions before you start working with them
Get support with agreements analysis (NDAs, MSAs, Sales Agreements) and Sales Agreement customizations for clients and partners. Get ad-hoc sales negotiation support
Get the analysis of advertising regulations in target markets, understand the requirements for collecting user data during campaigns, prepare policies for loyalty programs and disclaimers for the website / product
Frequently asked questions
To maintain accounting and tax reporting for your global company, you’ll first need to understand international accounting standards such as IFRS and GAAP. You may wish to implement a centralized accounting system that supports multi-currency transactions and generates tailored reports so you’ll need to find experts with international expertise. These experts will also be able to keep accurate records, understand local tax laws, and know about transfer pricing regulations. If your business is global, you’ll need to work with local tax advisors and also reconcile accounts regularly and stay informed about reporting deadlines. Lastly, it is advisable to conduct periodic internal audits to assess compliance and identify areas for improvement. Managing accounting and tax reporting for a global company can be complex and costly. Legal Nodes helps startups and scaleups working in global markets with their accounting and tax tasks. We connect our clients to locally-based tax and banking specialists to ensure compliance with local regulations. Speak to us to learn more.
Hiring international contractors and freelancers entails legal risks if certain steps are not taken. These include: compliance with labor laws, tax obligations in multiple jurisdictions, immigration and work permit requirements, and safeguarding intellectual property rights. Adhering to relevant labor laws, fulfilling tax obligations, ensuring proper immigration status, and establishing clear contractual agreements for intellectual property protection are essential to mitigate these legal risks. Seeking legal guidance can help navigate the complexities and ensure compliance with international employment laws.
To prevent transactions from becoming stuck in your bank account, implementing robust Know Your Customer (KYC) and Know Your Business (KYB) measures is crucial. This involves requesting and verifying relevant identification documents, conducting thorough due diligence checks, and assessing the background and reputation of clients and contractors for potential risks. Additionally, implementing KYB measures when collaborating with other businesses helps verify their legal existence, ownership structure, and operations. Various service providers offer KYC and KYB checks, and we can assist you in determining the appropriate KYC and KYB measures your global business should incorporate. Contact us to explore options tailored to your specific needs.
There are now various ways to protect your IP, from local, to national and even global protection options (for example, WIPO). Choosing which type of protection and where to register can be complicated. Focus on market relevance by identifying countries where you plan to operate or have a significant customer base. Prioritize jurisdictions with strong IP laws and effective enforcement mechanisms to ensure robust protection. Assess the commercial value and potential of each market, emphasizing countries with thriving industries and consumer demand. Additionally, consider registering your IP in key international jurisdictions, such as the United States, European Union, or WIPO member countries, for broader global protection. Take budget, competitive landscape, and localization / language considerations into account. Speak to the team at Legal Nodes to get a full picture of all your IP protection options, and to handover the difficult task of navigating international registrations to the experts.
Working out all the costs for your organization’s ongoing legal maintenance can seem impossible without spending thousands on retainer fees just to consult with experts. At Legal Nodes, we simplify the costing process. First, we assess your global needs, including tax, financials, banking, team hiring, IP protection, company incorporation, and anything else related to compliance (e.g. licenses). Then, we offer legal management subscriptions, so that you can pin all your various ongoing maintenance tasks to your dashboard in the Legal Nodes platform, and get a much clearer idea of upcoming costs and necessary tasks. To get a better idea of costs for your scaleup legal works, speak to us.