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Our library of awesome free legal templates is available for use by business users, including legal services providers. You can download, use and modify the templates free of charge subject to our template terms of use

Click on any template below to access it.  You will be given the choice of downloading a PDF version of the template or an editable Word version.

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The templates are a guide only. You are welcome to use them, but because of their nature, we have had to make them generic.  They do not cater for every situation. 

Businesses using the templates will need to consult their lawyer to ensure that their use of these documents is appropriate to their situation.

advisor share agreement

This is a simple agreement for the provision of advisory services to an early stage company (including where a company is establishing a formal advisory board).
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capitalisation table

This template cap table is intended for use when considering a potential equity investment in a company (whether from existing shareholders, external investors, or both). 
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capitalisation table – discounted debt conversion

This template cap table is intended for use when considering a potential equity investment in a company. This is used where all shares issued in consideration for the conversion of debt to equity are issued at a discount to the price per share paid by the cash investors.
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completion checklist

This is a template checklist which sets out the steps typically required to take a series A investment transaction from signing to completion. 
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due diligence checklist

This Due Diligence Document List is a list of legal documents for review by potential investors.  Investors are likely to request additional documents, depending on the nature of the company’s business, but this list is a good starting point.
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employee share option plan

This is a set of ESOP rules for tech startups based in Southeast Asia wishing to grant options to purchase ordinary shares in the company to directors, employees or contractors.
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founder agreement – long form

This document is intended for use by the founders of a new startup who wish to provide for some level of claw-back of a co-founder’s initial shareholding if he or she ceases to work, or fails to make the contribution required of them to the business.
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IP assignment

This document is intended for use by the founders of a startup company to formally transfer intellectual property relevant to the business, products or services of the company, to that company.
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KISS convertible note

This note is a convertible instrument that is intended to be used by a startup to document a seed investment from a third party investor or a bridge financing from existing shareholders.
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SAFE convertible note

This note is a convertible instrument that is intended to be used to document a seed investment from a third-party investor or a bridge financing from existing shareholders.
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