Ask the Expert | Legal Issues: Help Your Start-up Unravel the Law

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Starting up on your own comes with its share of daunting legal tangles...and plenty of questions. How do you identify a legal issue? Does a start-up need a lawyer? What legal structure fits your start-up – private limited, a solo proprietorship or a partnership? How does an entrepreneur register his company? When is the right time to register? How expensive is it? What other legal formalities does one need to care off? Are Indian laws conducive for young start-ups? How does one draw up contracts with clients?

To answer your legal queries and offer advice, we feature this week Pankaj Jain, a corporate lawyer, specializing in venture capital and private equity matter. 


**Please note: Due to sudden unavoidable circumstances, Pankaj Jain, will be unavailabe to answer the remaining queries. However, we have brought on board, Ramanathan Rameshwaran, also a corporate lawyer, who will take this discussion forward.



Law is a fact-based discipline and all advice will be rendered as a matter of general application only. This is a moderated discussion group and participants are expected to limit their queries to specific legal issues being confronted by start-ups only. This does not constitute an attorney-client relationship and specific fact based advice should be independently sought from a duly qualified lawyer before relying upon the same.


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Discussion opens: Tuesday, March 8, 2011 | 10:00 am

Discussion closes: Friday, March 11, 2011 | 6:00 pm

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Is expensive office space a major constraint for bootstrapping startups?
Posted by Nitesh Chandra 2 years 18 weeks

Let's face it, office space doesn't come cheap and there is only so much we can do from home. To build a team, to have the interest of potential recruits/customers, a decent office is essential. It also adds greatly to one's productivity for sure.

So, how are the startups meeting this challenge? Any innovative ideas/offers?

One offer that I know of and am currently availing is the 3-month complimentary Regus Businessworld Gold Membership by EFactor.

If you are aware of any similar offers, do share.

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