MONOLITH LAW OFFICE+81-3-6262-3248Weekdays 10:00-17:00 JST

For IT and Startup Businesses

Led by our representative Attorney, Toki Kawase, who is an IT engineer with experience in management of an IT related company, along with our highly specialized attorneys are ready to meet the sophisticated managment challenges unique to IT and stratup companies.

In order to provide accurate legal support in the fast-paced environment of IT and startup businesses, it is important to have specialized knowledge and experience as if you have experienced the business first hand. Our firm has many specialists in the area and we have served as legal advisors, etc. (including various contracts for directors, executive officers, etc.) for 437 comapnies, mainly IT companies, ranging from TSE prime listed companies to seed stage startup companies.

MONOLITH LAW OFFICE4 Characteristics

We believe that attorneys specializing in IT and startup business should provide legal support with an understanding of “IT” and “Startup” and, moreover, with firsthand knowledge of the difficulties and speed corporate management.

  1. 1.Startup Law

    Startup Law

    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 Law

    IT and Intellectual Property Law

    Our attorneys, 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.Legal Affairs of Small and Medium Sized Enterprises

    Legal Affairs of Small and Medium Sized Enterprises

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

 
Contract Drafting and Review, etc.

Contract Drafting and Review, etc.

MONOLITH LAW OFFICE acts as a legal counsel for IT and startup companies in connection with various types of contracts, such as outsourcing contract related to the outsourced operations, use and agency contracts and shareholder contracts related to equity and employment contracts related to company. We aslo act as attorneys for business companies. In additioon, as IT attorneys for operating companies, we draft and review contracts related to new IT-related businesses and contracts related to outsourcing to IT companies.

We check and revise your contracts, in principle, within one business day. This service can be provided for 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.

 
Damages and Other Disputes

Disputes over Damages

When disputes arise, we handle everything from out-of-court claims for damages, etc to provisional injunction and trials. We also promptly handle disputes related to corporate activities in general, such as disputes involving business transactions and the defense of claims of liability against directors and officers. It is desirable that disputes should not arise in the first place, and even if there is an opportunity for a dispute, it is desirable that it does not go to trial. This is the basic view and stance of our firm and we provide daily legal service to our clients based on this premise.

 
IT and Inetellectual Property Legal Affairs for Various Companies

IT and Intellectual Property Legal Services

It is important for attorneys to understand the technology and operations related to IT and Intellectual property in the day-to-day business of the company. MONOLITH LAW OFFICE acts as legal counsel and chief legal officer for IT companies, and handles specialized and sophisticated IT-related legal affairs, including but not limited to: system development, maintenance of terms of use for applications and services, legal affairs related to media management and marketing operations. We also provide legal services related to blockchain, AI, personal information protection, and other specialized and advanced IT-related legal matters.

  • System Development

    Support for contract drafting, modification, and contract conclusion negotiation situations, as well as dispute resolution in the event of problems.
  • Terms of Use

    Creation, modification, etc. of terms of use, privacy policy, and other terms and conditions necessary for publication and operation.
  • Media Management

    Legal support for media marketing involving intellectual property, the Act Against Unjustifiable Premiums and Misleading Representations, the Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Act (PMD Act), and other laws.
  • Game-related

    Legal support for game-related business involving various laws such as intellectual property, Act against Unjustifiable Premiums and Misleading Representations, Financial Settlement Act, etc.
YouTuber and Virtual YouTuber Legal Services

YouTuber and Virtual YouTuber Legal Services

Major YouTubers, YouTuber agencies, Virtual YouTuber management companies, and YouTube channels of business companies need legal counsel with more specialized knowledge and experience. We provide highly specialized support to major YouTuber agencies, famous individual YouTubers, and various Virtual YouTuber companies in drafting and checking YouTuber and Virtual YouTuber-related contracts, as well as handling legal issues related to video production.

 
Stock and M&A Related Legal Matters

Equity and M&A Realated Legal Matters

MONOLITH LAW OFFICE has handled numerous M&A transactions, including business transfers, third-party allotments, stock option issues, management buyouts (MBO), JV formations, and other equity-related legal matters, with a focus on IT-related matters such as applications and web services, as well as dispute resolution related to these transactions. In addition, we have a system in place to handle legal due diligence (DD), which is a legal investigation to confirm whether or not there are any particularly serious legal issues in situations such as corporate acquisitions.

Separate from your main legal counsel for your company’s main business, we can also act as a “second lawyer” based on the strengths of our firm.

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Legalization of the Business Model

We analyze the legal risks associated with the business you have currently established or intend to establish based on various legal regulations, such as the regulations of the Funds Settlement Act regarding independently issued points and administrative regulations related to medical care and healthcare and try to make your business as legally compliant as possible without having to stop your business. Since we have attorneys with expertise on the Internet and healthcare-related matters, such as the Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Law (PMD Act), we have also handled many cases involving the legal review of LP for the sale of dietary supplements and other commercial products on the Internet.

 
Personal Information

Personal Information

We provide legal support to many companies in relation to personal information protection laws, from drafting and revising privacy policies for websites, services, applications, to establishing regulations for the proper handling of “personal information” as well as providing operational support.

We also support the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). We also handle response operations in the event of a personal information breach.

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Developing Employee Manuals and Guidelines

Developing Employee Manuals and Guidelines

We will develop and support the creation of manuals and guidelines for your company’s (broadly defined) employees, including part-time and outsourced employees, as well as guidelines regarding the use of the Internet and social networking services by your employees. We consider it one of the most important points to avoid legal breaches and to reduce the burden on your core staff as much as possible.

 
Support for General Meetings of Shareholders

Handling General Shareholders Meeting

We support the preparation of convocation notice and minutes for meetingts for shareholders meetings, as well as the managemnt of the meetings. One of our key points is to reduce the burden on your management team as much as possible, depending on the presence and composition of external shareholders.

 

Labor Issues (Company and Employer Side)

We provide a wide range of services, from establishing and revising employment regulations and drafting nondisclosure agreements to handling problems such as overtime claims, abuse, and improper claims for workers’ compensation. We also deal with problem employees and post-employment behavior, such as slanderous postings on job information websites.

 

Fee Structure

  • Advisory Contract

    per month55,000yen (tax included) * initially
    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

    1 hour38,500per(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).

  • Auditor

    per month150,000yen~
    An attorney from MONOLITH LAW OFFICE will serve on your company’s board of directors as an auditor. You can also be involved in management decision-making in the form of Chief Legal Officer or Executive Officer.

    Please contact us for details.

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