Tech

We’ve built a leading, cross-sectorial team of experts that advise Tech companies on all their legal needs. From protecting your intellectual property to getting your employment contracts right, we’re well placed to help.

We’ve always acted for lots of start-ups and growth companies, as well as investors and larger corporates. We started working with many of our clients in their early stages – and they’re now leading technology businesses.

Technology is disrupting our business, too. Engaging with it means we’re slicker, smarter, and more efficient for our clients.

We advise multiple businesses who work in InsurTech, FinTech, and RegTech, as well as Blockchain and cryptocurrency, and GDPR and E-Privacy. Whatever size you are, or sector you’re in, we can help.

 

Recently, we've worked with:

  • What we did:

    We’ve worked with The Royal Mint for many years. Recently, we’ve been working with their subsidiary, RM Assets, to set up and launch Royal Mint Gold (RMG) – the new digital gold standard. We worked with the Royal Mint’s in-house counsel, advising them on the legality of this cutting edge technology. RMG allows you to own physical gold, and trade it using blockchain technology on exchange traded platforms.

    When you buy 1 RMG, you own 1 gram of gold – and it’s kept in the Royal Mint’s high security vaults. Each transfer of RMG is logged on the blockchain; making it transparent, cost-effective, and highly secure.

    As RM Assets is both a start-up and a wholly owned subsidiary of The Royal Mint, we’ve adapted our approach to fit the agility of a tech start-up and the working practices and governance requirements of a historic, successful, government owned manufacturing business.

    What they said:

    ‘As the only company owned by Her Majesty’s Treasury, all matters associated with The Royal Mint have exacting standards and must be beyond reproach. Capital Law ensures that this remains the case. Capital’s lawyers, across all levels, are seen by our senior leadership team as an integral part of the business.’ Vin Wijeratne, Chief Financial Officer

  • What we did:

    We advised University Cribs on a seed funding round of £450,000, backed by numerous entrepreneurs and business leaders. University Cribs, which provides an online platform for students looking for accommodation, will use the funds to broaden its geographic reach.

    What they said:

    ‘Capital Law worked tirelessly to guide us through the legal framework of our recent investment raise. Capital’s communication was always on point whilst delivered in an easy to understand context.’ Jack Jenkins, CEO & Founder

  • What we did:

    We advised Perpetual V2G, a battery technology company, on securing a £500,000 investment from Finance Wales. Perpetual V2G plan to use the funds to promote and develop new technology.

    What they said:

    ‘The business has made significant progress over the past 12 months. Capital Law have been a key partner in structuring both our share and funding transactions as well as corporate contracts.’ Ashley Cooper, Chairman

    ‘We’d like to thank Capital Law for their professional support in helping us to complete this deal.’ Andy Ling, Managing Director

  • What we did:

    We advised InspireWales, an investment consortium made up of 20 entrepreneurs from across Wales, on its £200,000 investment into Schoop – a multi-lingual app to help schools, charities, and community services communicate.

    What they said:

    ‘A lot of InspireWales members are from the tech arena and were able to identify some key areas where Schoop could really differentiate itself and solve a lot more communication and community issues on one simple platform.’ James Henderson, Fund Manager

  • What we did:

    RateSwitch is a free online tool that helps homeowners reduce their monthly mortgage payments. We advised it – the first of its kind in the UK mortgage industry – on its seed investment from Finance Wales. The funding helped RateSwitch get off the ground, and begin trading.

    What they said:

    ‘I can’t speak highly enough of Capital Law. They acted on our behalf when securing our early-stage seed investment, and were exceptional in every respect – professional, knowledgeable and extremely thorough, yet friendly, personable and very easy to talk to at all times. I was also very impressed with the level of communication throughout the entire process. We will definitely continue our commercial relationship with Capital Law as our company grows’. Lee Flavin – Founder & CEO of Rateswitch Ltd

  • What we did:

    We advised private equity house WestBridge Capital, and the management shareholders led by the CEO Richard Cottrell, on the sale of Vista Retail Support to private equity firm LDC.

    What they said:

    ‘Capital Law is our ‘go-to’ legal advisor whenever we make an acquisition. The team was with us when we first invested in Vista in 2014, and at our side again at this very successful exit. The quality of their advice is second to none, not only on transactions, but also in support during the years of our ownership.’ Sandy Smart, WestBridge partner

    ‘The Capital Law team were fantastic. They understood the challenges, and used their Corporate Finance expertise to guide us through the process. This allowed us to continue to run the business, despite the distractions.’ Richard Cottrell, CEO of Vista

  • What we did:

    We regularly advise and represent Bio Trading in drafting and negotiating IT consultancy and outsourcing agreements for technical augmentation services.

    What they said:

    ‘Capital has provided us with the highest level of service for a number of years. We are in a business where agility is demanded, and Capital has responded to our requirements with great pace and skill which has been extremely valuable to Bio.’ Peter Marner, Managing Director

  • What we did:

    Using blockchain technology, iXledger has created an alternative marketplace for insurance. We have been assisting them, across various legal and regulatory issues, as they prepare to launch their business in early 2018. We’ve helped with the basics – like employment contracts and platform user terms & conditions – through to large scale projects, involving regulatory authorisations and compliance issues around GDPR.

    Our extensive experience has meant that we’ve been well equipped to deal with any blockchain-specific legal & regulatory issues which have arisen along the way.

    What they said:

    ‘iXledger provides insurance solutions based on blockchain technology. One of the main features is a collaborative and transparent marketplace where insurance products can be traded in a secure and efficient way. We are working closely with CapitalLaw who have been instrumental in the set up and operation of iXledger. To have such a reputable and knowledgeable legal partner has been very important to our success’ Ingemar Svensson, Founder & CEO

Our pricing

We know that start-ups need a different pricing model than well-established corporate organisations might make use of, and vice versa. We’re creative with our pricing – and we do things on a case by case basis. We use a wide range of models – including deferred fees, fees for equity, and cryptocurrencies – to make sure that early stage businesses can access the legal advice that they need.

Leading lawyers

Nicola McNeely, Nick Pester, Alys Carlton, Jon Ely, Rachel HillierDeclan Goodwin, Rhys Oakley