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Founders' agreements

what can we do?

Our services include: advising and drafting of bespoke articles of association and shareholders’ agreements, founder consultancy contracts, convertible loan agreements, advising on deadlock avoidance structuring and advising on managing founder deadlock if it arises.


why choose us?

A cohesive co-founder team is an essential element of a successful startup. One of the most common problems in startups is the relationship between co-founders becoming tense and difficult. A lack of adequate legal mechanisms for enabling effective decision making can result in inertia. At Browne Jacobson, we take a highly commercial and cost effective approach to managing arrangements between founders to ensure that the relationships are built on the strongest legal foundations to facilitate smooth business.

What our clients say....

They successfully delivered the scope of work to a tight deadline. We look forward to partnering with Browne Jacobson as we further develop our business.

Lionel Hackett, Founder of WiseCrowd

Focus on...


FAQs for startups

Below are some of the questions we are regularly asked by startups, covering a range of topic areas.


What are some of the issues to consider in relation to investor consent?

In this video you will hear what needs to be considered when agreeing to have investor consents in a shareholders agreement.


What are convertible loans and when might I use them?

Emma Grant explains what a convertible loan is, how you, as a startup, can use them and when you would consider using them.


The story of a startup - hear from Trustedoctor about their journey

HealthTech startup Trustedoctor talk about their proof of concept journey and how their Grow adviser, Joel Nixon, helps their business.