I’d appreciate some advice on selecting a legal advisor geography-wise.
I am in the process of developing a globally oriented Web 2.0 site. I am based in Australia and we are incorporating in Australia. I will own 90 percent of the company, and an investor will own 10% (with an option for the investor to convert his shareholding to a loan payable from company profits). The investor is residenced in Asia and lives in the USA.
I am seeking a legal advisor initially to do the following:
- finalise the shareholder agreement
- file an international trademark for the name
I’d be more than happy to engage more than one advisor for the different tasks.
Given my circumstances, I have a couple of questions:
For the shareholder agreement, would it be more prudent to select an Australian legal advisor? As I mentioned, the business will be incorporated in Australia. I am planning to use a template from Business In A Box to start with, and then get that tailored for us.
Thanks in advance for any help. Trish