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CMS equIP – turning ideas into success stories

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Establishing and growing your own company requires a great idea, as well as determination and the ability to inspire others with your vision. The right support is clearly essential to make that vision a reality. In addition to factors such as personal energy, stamina and a lucky break (or two), building a sustainable business means taking key decisions at the right time in order to create the conditions for success.

This is where we come in. As a committed team, we can provide start-ups with valuable support and guidance and our high-quality legal advice ensures a solid basis for the future. Our mission is to serve you – the founding team – and your company.

Entering your first round of financing with legally-robust backing from expert advisors

The ability to innovate is becoming an increasingly critical success factor in today’s economy. Putting creative ideas into practice in a legally compliant manner is a huge challenge for any company in Oman, but especially for start-ups – as legislation relating to technology continues to develop.

Against this backdrop, it is important to have a strong advisor to help you navigate the legal jungle. Our experience shows that early involvement of professional legal advisors leads to start-ups being assessed much more positively during the financing process. A legally watertight business model obviously makes it easier for company founders to win over potential investors.

Our equIP programme is designed to meet this need. We offer innovative companies in Oman, support around developing promising business ideas, especially in the tech, media and IT fields. With us at your side, you can be confident of laying a key cornerstone for the successful financing of your start-up and its future development.

What are the legal challenges for start-ups?

From initial concept to potential sale or IPO, start-ups need to consider a vast landscape of legal advice, including:

  • Fundraising advice
  • Website terms and conditions
  • Commercial contracts and partnership agreements
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Employment agreements
  • Intellectual Property protection
  • Cyber security and data protection
  • Share schemes

Start-up advice for CMS equIP members

As part of our equIP programme, we offer members a bundle of legal services specially tailored to start-ups. This includes:

  • Industry-focused legal advice across all areas of law at special discounted rates from a legal partner with experience of working with entrepreneurial companies of all sizes at every growth phase.
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  • Invitations to training and networking events where equIP members can meet other start-ups and relevant contacts to share knowledge and extend their network
  • A menu of fixed fee services – transparent legal services specifically designed for technology start-up needs.

We support start-ups – in every sense of the word

Supporting young, innovative entrepreneurs has long been a passion of ours. We can therefore draw on decades of experience in the venture capital sector to support you as a company founder.

  • We know both sides of the business: Our team of lawyers has advised well-known start-ups and investors in all phases, from seed through venture capital financing rounds to exit and beyond.
  • Driving future change together: Our teams across areas such as Technology, Media & Communications (TMC), Financial Services and Energy are always at the forefront when it comes to advising on the latest tech trends.
  • Benefit from our reach: Thanks to our multinational capability, our reach extends far beyond Oman, making us a reliable partner for international challenges.
Join CMS equIP programme!