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Contract Drafting, Review, etc.

As counsel to IT and startup companies, and sometimes as IT counsel to corporations,
we draft and review a wide variety of highly specialized IT-related contracts.
We draft and review a variety of highly specialized IT-related contracts to ensure a solid position in a rapidly changing business environment.

MONOLITH LAW OFFICE acts as legal counsel for IT and startup companies in connection with various types of contracts, including outsourcing contracts related to their outsourced operations, utilization and agency contracts related to their products, investment contracts and shareholder agreements as equity-related contracts, and employment contracts as contracts related to the company. We also act as IT attorneys for business companies.
Furthermore, as IT attorneys for operating companies, we draft and review contracts related to new IT-related businesses, contracts related to outsourcing to IT companies, and other contracts as well.

Features of MONOLITH LAW OFFICE

  1. 1.Start-up Legal Services

    Start-up Legal Services

    We have extensive experience in legal servcies related to business and capital matters, including fundraising, business transfers, and buyouts.

  2. 2.IT and Intellectual Property Legal Services

    IT and Intellectual Property Legal Services

    Our lawyers, including our founding lawyer who is a former engineer, strive to gain a deep understanding of your product, sometimes by reading the code.

  3. 3.Speed

    Speed

    We understand the importance of a response speed to your business and your company, and we generally respond within one business day.

  4. 4.Corporate Legal Services for Small and Medium Sized Companies

    Corporate Legal Services for Small and Medium Sized Companies

    As our founding lawyer has experience in corporate management, he understands from experience the hardships of management.

Our Experience in Contract Drafting,
etc. (Examples)

MONOLITH LAW OFFICE, as a law firm specializing in “IT, Internet, and Business”, provides various types of IT-related and business-related contract drafting and review services, including but not limited to the following:

SEO Outsourcing Agreement, SNS Operation Outsourcing Agreement, Merger Agreement, Stock Transfer Agreement, Stock Subscription Agreement, Joint Research Agreement, Joint Venture Agreement, Service Agreement, Business Alliance Agreement, Loan Agreement, Advertising Outsourcing Agreement, Basic Advertising Transaction Agreement, Advisory Agreement, Employment Agreement, Consulting Agreement, Assignment of Claims Agreement, Assignment of Security Interest Agreement, Business Transfer Agreement, Trademark Assignment Agreement, Basic Recruitment Agreement, Capital and Business Alliance Agreement, Limited Liability Agreement, Talent Affiliation Agreement, Severance Agreement, Agency Agreement, Copyright Transfer Agreement, Investment Agreement, Basic Purchase Agreement, Distributor Agreement Non-disclosure Agreement, Franchise Agreement, General Subscription Agreement, Management Agreement, MEO Agreement, License Agreement, Worker Dispatch Agreement, Settlement Agreement

Handling More Than 2,000 Contracts per Year as an Organization

MONOLITH LAW OFFICE is an organization consisting of 18 attorneys under the leadership of our founding lawyer, a former IT engineer and business executive.

Our firm drafts and reviews more than 2,000 contracts annually, and has experience and expertise in these matters.

*The graphs are based on figures with estimation, and there can be an error of up to 20%.

Handling more than 2,000 contracts per year as an organization

Extensive Experience in Investment Agreements, etc.

With regard to the issuance of shares through third-party allotment, we handle everything from the preparation of term sheets to the drafting of investment agreements and shareholders’ agreements. We also handle the design of class shares that stipulate preferred distribution, etc., the issuance of stock acquisition rights, founder-to-founder agreements, transfer of shares, and various other equity-related strategies and contracts, etc.

In principle, we check and revise contracts related to your company’s daily operations within one business day.
Up to 2 hours per month within the scope of the advisory fee.*

*Depending on the content, there may be cases that require more time or cannot be handled within the scope of the advisory fee.

Examples of Support Provided by MONOLITH LAW OFFICE

MONOLITH LAW OFFICE has acted as legal counsel for IT and startup companies in connection with various types of contracts, including outsourcing contracts for outsourced operations, use and agency contracts for company products, investment contracts and shareholder agreements for equity-related contracts, and employment contracts for company-related contracts. We also act as IT attorneys for business companies. In addition, as IT attorneys for business companies, we draft and review contracts related to new IT-related businesses and contracts related to outsourcing to IT companies.

  • HAZAMA ANDO CORPORATION

    HAZAMA ANDO CORPORATION

    Our firm drafted an IT-related contract for this client, a major general contractor listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Prime.

  • Gftd Japan

    Gftd Japan

    Gftd Japan is a blockchain-related startup company for which we have drafted various types of contracts, from business-related contracts to employment-related contracts.

  • TOKIUM Inc.

    TOKIUM Inc.

    Tokium is a fintech-related startup company, for which we drafted contracts ranging from capital and business alliance agreements to business-related agreements.

  • MI-6 Ltd.

    MI-6 Ltd.

    Our firm prepared investment contracts, J-KISS type stock option issues, and joint research related contracts.

*We are responsible for many other clients’ projects. We only list some of our clients who have given us permission to disclose their status as a client (or who are registered as a board member). As a general rule, “being a client” is kept confidential under the duty of confidentiality.

Fee Structure

  • Advisory Contract

    55,000yen per month (tax included) *at the start

    Fixed fee for up to 2 hours of routine legal consultation, contract drafting, and revisions.

    Monthly fees are reviewed periodically in consideration of the volume of work.

    *Investment-related work, court cases and other dispute resolution, criminal cases, etc. are not included in the fixed fee range.

  • Hourly Rate

    From38,500yen per hour (tax included)

    Priority will be given to client companies regarding the handling of cases.

    **Courts and other dispute resolution services are available at MONOLITH LAW OFFICE’s fee standard (same as (former) attorney’s fee standard).

  • Corporate Auditor, etc.

    From150,000yen/month

    Serve as a member of your company’s Board of Directors as an auditor.

    Involvement in management decision making in the form of Chief Legal Officer or Executive Officer is also possible.

    *Please contact us for details.

About Hourly Rate Contracts

Our office uses a hourly rate charge, whereby attorney’s fees are calculated based on the number of hours the attorney spends working on the project. The following is a rough estimate of the number of hours we charge for contract drafting, revision, and review.

Contract Drafting

Type Small Average Large
General Contracts such as Outsourcing Agreements 45 minutes 1 hour 30 minutes 5 hours
Typical Contracts such as NDA 15 minutes 30 minutes 1 hour
M&A and Investment Related 6 hours 12 hours 30 hours
Terms and Conditions 2 hours 4 hours 6 hours

Contract Drafting

Type Small Average Large
General Contracts such as Outsourcing Agreements 20 minutes 45 minutes 2 hours
Typical Contracts such as NDA 12 minutes 20 minutes 40 minutes
M&A and Investment Related 2 hours 4 hours 10 hours
Terms and Conditions 1 hours 2 hours 3 hours

In some cases, especially with new clients, it may take more time than mentioned above to conduct meetings, answer inquiries regarding deliverables, etc. Conversely, an understanding of the client company’s basic business model, among other things, is inevitably necessary for the preparation of contracts, etc. An advisory contract is intended to build a relationship in which “we always understand the client company’s business model, so we do not need to spend much time on meetings, etc.”.

Sharing Methods of Operating Time

Hourly Rate Contracts are, in a sense, easy to understand because they are based on the “time the attorney works”, but on the other hand, it is difficult to know in advance how much time the attorney will work in order to perform a certain task, and therefore it is difficult to see the total amount of attorney fees at the stage before the client makes a request.

As described on this page, our firm is committed to clearly indicating in advance the approximate amount of time we will be working on each contract. In addition, we use a variety of services to communicate with our clients, including Chatwork, Slack, Teams, Facebook Messenger, LINE, and e-mail. We share the actual operating hours with our clients through a time charge management chart on Google Spreadsheet.

Sharing Methods of Operating Time

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