O’Reilly Law is a specialised startup law firm that represents high-growth startup companies, entrepreneurs, founders, angel investors, incubators, accelerators, venture capital and private equity investors.


As startup lawyers, we support and advise our clients every day on a range of commercial matters from shareholder and boardroom disputes,  venture equity finance, negotiation strategy to hiring and incentivising of a word-class team.


We recognise and understand the specific issues which can arise for startups throughout the life cycle and growth of their business. This makes us a trusted legal partner for both investors and the founders of the high-growth companies of the future.

Our startup services include:


  • New company registrations;
  • Private equity, venture capital and angel fundraising advice;
  • Reviewing and drafting of term sheets;
  • Equity fundraising and share subscription agreements;
  • Reviewing and drafting of shareholder agreements;
  • Employee share ownership schemes;
  • Negotiation strategy and advice;
  • Intellectual-property protection issues, including protection and exploitation of IP in SA and abroad;
  • Corporate finance assistance (including pitch deck development );
  • Website terms (such as general terms, disclaimer and privacy statement); and
  • Startup workshops.



Our Commitment


Our startup lawyers are committed to helping startups and entrepreneurs set up, grow, fund, protect and successfully exit their businesses. Our expertise and range of services are tailored to the technology and early-stage business sector.

Fixed Fees and Time to Pay Arrangements


We use fixed fee arrangements wherever possible, which will provide you with greater certainty and transparency over costs. We can also be flexible in agreeing on a sensible and realistic time to pay arrangement.


We will give your startup or scaleup the best possible chance of succeeding by:



  • ensuring that all of our legal advice is led by a senior member of our team;
  • agreeing to fee arrangements that accommodate your cashflow;
  • using our extensive network of contacts to help you capitalise on funding and investment opportunities.



Give us a call at 021 9488 273, request a Zoom chat or send us an email at info@oreillylaw.co.za, for more info.


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