O’Reilly Law specialises in assisting tech startups and entrepreneurs with legal services and legal advice; offering clients a long term partnership. We offer packages instead of an hourly rate as we focus on results and not time. You are not simply choosing a lawyer, you are choosing a law firm to become a part of your team and take care of any legal issues you may have or encounter.

An Outcome-Based Startup Law Firm

We wish to make commercial law services more accessible and ultimately, be a legal champion to the vibrant and inspiring community of South African Startups, Entrepreneurs and Growth Companies.


We recognise and understand the specific issues which can arise for startups throughout the development and growth of their business. With this in-depth understanding of the startup space, we provide a full range of legal services and support to startup businesses and early-stage companies.


We partner with various accelerators and incubators and work closely with value-adding service providers (such as corporate financiers, venture capitalists, and startup-friendly cloud accountants).


This makes us a trusted legal team for both investors and the founders of the high-growth companies of the future.



Our startup services include:

  • Company formations and registrations.
  • Advice to directors.
  • Advice to shareholders and founders on share structures and different share classes and the rights attaching to each.
  • Employee share option schemes.
  • Equity fundraising and share subscription agreements.
  • Advice on and handling of traditional investment rounds (angel, seed, Series A, B, and C).
  • Founders’, management and employment agreements.
  • Term sheets.
  • Corporate finance assistance (including pitch deck services).
  • Website terms (such as general terms, disclaimer and privacy statement).
  • Startup Workshops.

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