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Innovative projects (R&D)

  • About this practice area

    Effective legal support for innovative projects requires an approach that is also innovative. Our team is well aware that the Clients who introduce innovations face a unique opportunity for development. However, this depends on the project being properly secured in legal terms as early as when intellectual property rights are created, and subsequently, when such rights are traded.  

    We assist our Clients from the moment of conception of the project to its successful implementation. For example, we work with entrepreneurs that carry out research and development and implement innovative projects which are self-financed or supported by public funds. We also assist seed and venture capital funds, start-ups, academic consortia, universities, and R&D units. 

    We are convinced that innovative projects are an important factor in the development of the Polish and international economy. Owing to our teams expertise, we are in a position to provide practical support to entities which implement such projects. 

  • What we do?
    • We provide advice at the project preparation stage, including conducting a legal due diligence of technology, consultancy on conditions for obtaining state aid, analysis of the eligibility of expenditure before the application is submitted, and pre-incubation consultancy. 
    • We provide assistance with project financing, assisting in entering into agreements with financial institutions and advising on how to issue corporate bonds and to obtain financing from private investors. 
    • We provide assistance in carrying out the project; for example we draft agreements with R&D sector entities and agreements for public procurement contracts required for the project implementation. We advise on the stage of implementation of construction investments and on the award of contracts in accordance with the principle of competition. 
    • We help with legal matters concerning establishing business cooperation with the R&D sector, for example we provide assistance in contractual safeguarding of the relationship between universities and R&D units and entrepreneurs, prepare the necessary documentation, and advise on the consortium agreement. 
    • We provide assistance with all aspects of start-ups, helping with selection of the most suitable legal form of business. We draft all documentation, provide assistance in financing with private capital, and handle corporate disputes between partners or between a partner and the company. 
  • Cooperation benefits

    Innovative projects require specific legal support. In this field, for any legal service to be effective and bring tangible results to the Client, an in-depth knowledge of at least a few branches of law is required.  

    Our Clients can be sure that they will receive very specific and comprehensive assistance. Our team specializes, for instance, in intellectual property law, commercial law and competition (state aid) law. Thanks to our far-reaching multidisciplinarity, we support innovative projects from the moment of conception through funding, to marketing of the innovation. We take care of all the formalities that arise along the way and eliminate risks on an ongoing basis. All this enables our Clients to focus on developing innovations, rather than having to deal with the formalities. 

    We believe in the power of science, idea and passion. We believe that innovation deserves legal services of the highest quality. 

  • Why choose us?
    • We offer professional assistance at every stage of an innovative project. 
    • We have experience in assisting both the R&D industry and entrepreneurs. 
    • We develop partnership working and we are at your disposal whenever needed. 
    • We provide our Clients with a sense of legal security and compliance with law. 
    • We understand the business rationale behind innovative projects and the specific character of start-ups.