Startups & Open Innovation

From this area we approach the agents of the startup ecosystem to provide high-level legal advice from its inception, with the best experts in the sector. EJM has a team of young lawyers with a multidisciplinary profile, who speak the same language as startups.
We have designed specific collaboration schemes for startups, accelerators and venture capital funds. EJM offers cross-cutting advice and in-depth knowledge of technological trends, as well as market innovation environments. In addition, we have an extensive global network of our own offices that allows us to accompany our clients in their international expansion.
Innovation is and has always been one of EJM's hallmarks. We are convinced that it is not necessary to wear sports shoes to be creative and innovative; The fundamental thing is to have empathy with the client and knowledge of technological trends to provide the best solution.
We advise the agents of the digital ecosystem and the most advanced technology companies. In the area of Startups & Open Innovation we have grouped the different teams and existing initiatives to provide more value to our clients.


  • Legal viability of the business: analysis and assessment of risks in disruptive businesses.
  • Corporate and Financial: (i) drafting of the bylaws; (ii) partner agreements; (iii) conditions of participation of the startup in incubators and accelerators; (iv) recurring contractual advice; (v) financing rounds; (vii) alternative financing; (viii) assistance in due diligence processes.
  • Asset protection: (i) design of the strategy for the protection of intangibles (trademarks, patents, software, databases, know-how) throughout the world; (ii) registry protection; (iii) confidentiality agreements; (iv) technology development and transfer contracts; (v) licenses and transfer of intangibles; (vi) reports on the IP rights of startups in acquisition processes; (vii) open software; (viii) dispute resolution.
  • Contents: (i) negotiation with management entities (ii) advice on advertising campaigns; (iii) contracts with influencers; (iv) social networks; (v) new forms of advertising; (vi) adwords; and (vii) online reputation.
  • Privacy: (i) advice on the management of information as an asset, in particular with regard to personal data in business activities; (ii) advice on compliance with the new General Data Protection Regulation; and (iii) defense in proceedings before regulators in the different jurisdictions.
  • Labor: Advisory services in (i) the creation and start-up of new companies; (ii) bonuses and aid in labor matters applicable to newly created companies and during their growth stage; (iii) the impact of the digital transformation in labor relations in teleworking phenomena, remote work, smart working; (iv) the implementation of measures for the effective use of technological and communication means in the field of labor relations; (v) protocols for the use of computer tools; (vi) video surveillance systems or geolocation devices; (vii) incentive plans.
  • Intellectual property: The most valuable companies in the Digital Economy build their competitive advantage on innovation. In this context, good management of intellectual and industrial property is key, since it is the tool that allows us to obtain exclusive rights over the assets in which the innovation resides. Among the questions we must ask ourselves: How are algorithms protected? What rights do I need to obtain to create a content platform? Who is the owner of the works created by the AI? How to protect big data? What precautions should we have when acquiring a technology company?


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